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The Claude Meylan Lionne Dentelles

Skeletonized hand-wound movements in pastel colours for a touch of modern elegance.

| By Xavier Markl | 2 min read |

Specialized in skeletonized watches, Claude Meylan is an independent watchmaker based in the Vallée de Joux, in the small village of L’Abbaye. Completing an already large collection of openworked models such as the Tortue, the brand now presents a new version of its Lionne feminine watch with movements in pastel tones and openworked to create a lace-like structure. Meet the contemporary yet classic Claude Meylan Lionne Dentelles.

If La Lionne is the name of the river that has its source in L’Abbaye, the birthplace of Claude Meylan, the name Dentelle (Lace in English) was chosen in relation to the watch’s skeletonized movement in feminine colours. Indeed, the inner workings of this timepiece are skeletonized and fully exposed to increase its allure and to be beautiful at any angle. Once fully sculpted and engraved, the openworked main plate and bridges are coloured in pastel tones. The freshwater colours are achieved via ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) with surface coating specialist Positive Coating in La Chaux de Fonds.

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The Claude Meylan Lionne Dentelles beats at the rhythm of a well-known movement, the Peseux 7001. This classic hand-wound calibre beats at 21,600 vibrations/hour (3Hz frequency) and boasts 42 hours of power reserve. Its dimensions are perfectly fitted to be housed in a moderately sized round case. At 35mm in diameter and 7mm in thickness, it features soft curves and straight lugs. The chapter ring at the periphery of the movement features fine Roman numerals that are paired with dauphine-style hands.

The Claude Meylan Lionne Dentelles is presented either on a leather or technical satin strap with a steel pin buckle. There is also a mesh bracelet option. The price is set at CHF 2,600 for the leather or satin strap versions.

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