At Baselworld Christophe Claret will be presenting a new timepiece called Kantharos. Like always, it will be an extremely complicated timepiece that is both technically and visually rather revolutionary. At this time, no specifications of the Kantharos are know, however there are some that we can guess.
Extreme complications are becoming Christophe Claret’s attribute. I can still remember being totally blown away when I first saw Claret’s DualTow. But that was just the beginning. Later he created the 21 Black Jack, the X-TREM1 (as we showed you here and here is the hands-on review) and the (also) last year released Soprano.
As the teaser image shows, and we can also see this in the beginning of the video, there new Kantharos features an extraordinary pallet fork (or anchor) that is placed opposite of the escapement wheel. For now it remains guessing, but I expect to see a chronograph and a chiming device. Whether it’ll be a repeater, small/grande sonnerie, or something similar or maybe the chiming device is coupled to the chronograph, is something that we will only find out at Baselworld. But by all means, share your thoughts and hit the comment button!
So stay tuned for more information and for now, enjoy the video!
More info about Christophe Claret timepieces on his website.
This article is written by Frank Geelen, executive editor for Monochrome Watches.