On the occasion of the 19th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Chaumet turns a spotlight on Soleil de Minuit, its High Jewellery Flying Tourbillon watch, pre-selected in the women’s complication category. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva.
Part of the High Jewellery collection Les Ciels de Chaumet unveiled this July, this Creative Complication timepiece pays tribute to the most majestic of celestial bodies as its Flying Tourbillon traces the sun’s blazing path across the sky. With a hand-engraved guilloché finish, its grand feu enamel dial realised by the artist Anita Porchet is adorned with shades of blues and boreal greens, while topazes, garnets, sapphires, rubies and tourmalines are arranged at the end of diamond-set white gold spirals. The largest ones, being pear-cut, are mounted en trembleuse. Glowing with the singular fire of white gold, its curved case, featuring a unique horn and drenched in diamonds on all sides, emerges from an alligator leather strap to seemingly float upon the wrist. Produced in an edition of three, Soleil de Minuit celebrates otherworldly beauty, fusing High Jewellery, watchmaking virtuosity and the ultimate in craftsmanship.
At the core of this exceptional timepiece lies the manual-winding CP12V-IX calibre. Fully skeletonised, visible through the back, it offers a generous 100-hour power reserve. The Maison has taken advantage of the lightness of its Flying Tourbillon to complete its solar metaphor. This Haute Horlogerie movement produced by Hublot boasts an open space containing a shimmering tourbillon bridge swirl. In its permanent orbit, this ever-radiant miniature sun rises and sets, passing through midday to midnight.