BEST of the BEST 2015: Christophe Claret Maestoso

BEST of the BEST 2015: Christophe Claret Maestoso

The revival and modernization of antique watchmaking styles has become increasingly popular in recent seasons. Although there are many impressive examples of this trend, the best of these is the new Maestoso (from $166,000) from the complication specialist Christophe Claret. With a trans­parent openwork dial arrangement and clean, contemporary lines on its case and chapter ring, the watch certainly does not have the appearance of a historical replica; however, the movement’s features are historically inspir…