Watch Of The Day: Christophe Claret - X-TREM-1 - StingHDWritten by Joshua Yap
Your one-minute primer to the Christophe Claret X-TREM-1 StingHD.
Christophe Claret engaged high-end jewellery maker StingHD to dress its bestselling X-TREM-1, a watch that has been wowing watch lovers since its 2012 debut with its magnetic field-driven retrograde time display as well as its flying tourbillon. Imbued with a rock 'n' roll vibe, this eight-piece limited edition flaunts a skull motif on its sapphire crystal and two strap options - one in black stingray leather and the other customisable by its owner. It also comes with a matching handcrafted bracelet bearing a black diamond-encrusted skull with rubies for eyes.
Though he wasn’t inducted into the world of watch journalism by choice, Joshua was hooked by mechanical horological wonders in no time. Although he personally favours modestly sized, no-nonsense timepieces, he sometimes misses the outrageous mind-bogglers of the pre-Credit Crunch years. As he dreams of owning a modern haute horlogerie watch one day, he’s currently content scouring the Internet for vintage value buys.