Timekeepers Club / March 24, 2023

Christophe Claret "Maradona" Unique Piece In Titanium

Christophe Claret creates, according to the wishes of its client, the Maradona watch unique piece. This Client, big fan of Maradona, wanted a watch in reference to his idol.

« Maradona » from Legend Collection is a Westminster flying tourbillon minute repeater provided with a 4 jacquemart automatons featuring Maradona scoring a mythical goal “La Mano de Dios / The hand of God” during the quarterfinals of the 1986 Soccer World Cup against England.

Entirely handmade miniature painting, by Mr André Martinez, is thus staged in the new painting of the Legend unique piece collection of Christophe Claret. The animation module was specially created to respect the mythical scene of the “hand of God”.

To decorate the center of the flying tourbillon, Christophe Claret has chosen to honor the World Cup. Tree diamonds are arranged on either side of the tourbillon, they are representing the tree diamonds that Maradona wore in the ears.

The Westminster minute repeater mechanism allows you to play a musical tune when the quarters ring. Each quarters has a different ringtone « C D E G ; G D E C ; E G D C. » This ringtone, resulting from a collaboration between Christophe Claret and a virtuoso violinist, offers notes with optimal quality.

The movement: NBC98 caliber

The Legend collection movement sets the tone in the family of traditional complications watches, the first of the four collections of the Christophe Claret brand. It is inspired by previous creations by the master watchmaker, while once again pushing the limits of what is possible in this area.

With a frequency of 3 hertz (21,600 vibrations per hour) by means of its flying tourbillon, the NBC98 caliber comes to life thanks to a single barrel. The mechanism has a power reserve of around 60 hours. The request for the minute repeater is traditionally made through a sliding pusher on the left side of the case. We can therefore contemplate the animation of the Jacquemart automata, while listening the melodious sound of time by the Westminster cathedral ringing.

Christophe Claret is the designer of this four-branch balance wheel which offers an inertia / weight ratio close to the ideal balance: although very complex to manufacture, this aerodynamic balance is easy to adjust and balance.

The «cathedral» stamps of Legend collections «Westminster» ringing have been the subject of special care - as always with Christophe Claret. This type of bell has the particularity of going around the movement twice in order to express sounds that are longer, clearer and more powerful...

Excellence is required for their manufacture in drawn steel, for their assembly and tuning. They benefit from a patented in-house invention which blocks significant vibrations despite their exceptional lengths and thus prohibits all parasitic noises.

Technical specifications

Christophe Claret "Maradona" Westminster Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon Cathedral Stamps with Jaquemart Automata

Reference: MTR.NBC98.911

Unique Piece 1/1


  • Material: Grade 5 titanium
  • Diameter: 47 mm
  • Height : 15 mm
  • Crown : Grade 5 titanium
  • Water-resistant to 3 ATM / 30 m / 100 ft

Dial and hands

  • Dial : Miniature Hand painting, set with 3 diamonds
  • Hands : White gold and blue steel
  • Flying tourbillon with cage bridge decorated with the World Cup


  • Caliber: NBC98, mechanical, hand-wound movement
  • Diameter: 37.00 mm
  • Height: 9.03 mm (without hands)
  • Number of parts: 511
  • Number of jewels: 36
  • Barrel: Single mainspring barrel
  • Power reserve: Approximately 60 hours
  • Escapement: Swiss lever
  • Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 vph)
  • Flying tourbillon with cage bridge decorated with the World Cup
  • Tourbillon rotates once every 60 seconds


  • Hours, minutes
  • Hours, quarters and minutes repeater on demand
  • Inertia wheel 4-note minute repeater playing


  • 4-jacquemart automata animated when ringing
  • Slide to activate the minute repeater function
  • 2-position crown:
  • Drawn: time setting
  • Thrust: winding the movement

Strap and buckle

  • Embossed alligator leather


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