Baselworld: Spero Lucem La Clemence

Baselworld: Spero Lucem La Clemence

La Clémence

Baselworld is taking place starting April 25th for the public and 24th for the press.
This young brand caught my attention with an interesting timepiece.
Firmly anchored in the Eaux-Vives district of Geneva, a stone’s throw from Lake Léman and its famous Jet d’eau, the Spero Lucem brand has been created through a rare association of horological competencies. Yvan Arpa thereby orchestrates a sincere tribute to his home town and has named the brand’s first model, a minute repeater “La Clémence” – after one of the bells on Geneva’s cathedral. Equipped with a tourbillon with a carriage performing one turn per minute, this exceptional model houses a third and unprecedented complication in the shape of hands which “go crazy” when the striking mechanism is activated. Everything is done to ensure a complete focus on the sound, but suddenly the visual magic takes over once more and the hands return to their correct place. A brand that aspires to light… Spero Lucem.

Mechanical hand-wound, flying tourbillon, 471 parts, 59 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, 90-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, crazy hands and minute repeater
18k gold, 44 mm or two-tone titanium (case middle and crown) and 18k gold (bezel, back and repeater slide), circular satin-brushed finishes Sapphire crystal and back
Off-centred hour and minute indication at 12 o’clock with polished gold hands Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Hand-sewn crocodile, with titanium buckle and 18k gold logo
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