The prestigious Swiss brand launched the second masterpiece for its Wisdom Collection that has been created to pay tribute to watchmakers from the 18th century to the present day. After the Tourbillon Unique piece, Emile Chouriet decided to work on another highly valued traditional complication, a minute repeater that uses sounds of its gongs to indicate time. Limited to just three pieces, Emile Chouriet Wisdom Minute Repeater watch increases the high-end watchmaking standards, especially regarding its design perfection and superb technology.
You can immediately notice the brand’s characteristic code, based on round and full forms, as well as on prominent, outward facing horns. The classic looking case has the contemporary size that measures 45 mm in diameter. Along with its material, the robustness of the case is of crucial importance for the quality of sound that is produced by minute repeater chimes. For its Wisdom Minute Repeater timepiece, the Geneva based watchmaker used 18 karat pink gold that forms case, bezel and dial of the watch. In order to construct an extraordinary body, Emile Chouriet hired the renowned expert, who is known as one of the last craftsmen of minute repeater cases.
The bezel features a beautiful coin-edge surface that stands in the harmony with the crown, while making a nice contrast with polished lugs and the pusher for activating the minute repeater. Aesthetically, the highlight of the model is its amazing dial, made of two layers – a pink gold frame with an appealing wavy pattern which surrounds a beautiful handmade enameled painting. It is a symbolic portrait of Francois Dagobert Depery (the 18th century watchmaker from Geneva) which shows him with an eagle drinking from a chalice. This picture symbolizes the strength taken from communion. The dial also features applied, tone-on-tone hour markers. This stylish design is rounded with a dark brown crocodile strap with an 18 karat gold buckle.
The watch is powered by a Calibre EC720 hand-winding movement with the minute repeater complication. This high-end mechanism is polished, decorated and engraved by hand.