HE LOVES ME - HE LOVES ME NOT!
Surprise your valentine with the Margot, Christophe Claret’s first ladies’ watch complication. It features an ingenious mechanism that helps to ‘predict’ – or at least tries to – one of nature’s paramount questions: “Does he love me?”
Innovative mechanics are behind this game that seeks the answer to one of nature’s paramount questions: He loves me? He loves me not? Margot lets feelings flower while her petals are picked off; time lets passion consume itself, giving no hint of the revelation to come.
A simple press of the pusher at 2 o’clock brings the watch to life. With each press, a petal – sometimes a pair of petals, it is impossible to foresee – subtly disappears under the dial in a smooth action, perfectly depicting the delicate undressing of the flower. The eagerly-awaited answer appears at random in calligraphic letters (in French) on the dial at 4 o’clock: Un peu (a little) – beaucoup (a lot) – passionnément (passionately) – à la folie (madly) – pas du tout (not at all)?
The display back reveals the automatic winding rotor, a delicately carved, flower-shaped carrousel of colors symbolizing sentiments of love, with a central cabochon concealing the rotor’s ball bearings. Each one of the eight resplendent triangular precious stones denotes a feeling – hope, passion, tenderness…
Which one will line up with the red-lacquered heart when the flower halts its waltz? “Tout est mystère dans l’amour,” wrote Jean de La Fontaine – “Love bears a world of mystery”. Without a shadow of a doubt, Margot fully embraces these words of the 17th century French poet.
Margot blossoms in four limited editions of 20 pieces each with pricing starting from €120,000