Jean Dunand Palace

Posted by Bert on Feb 3, 2012 6:40:01 PM

The Palace is a watch with a high-concept narrative. Inspired by London’s Crystal Palace, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851, it is also a nod to the Eiffel Tower, another of the era’s architectural highlights, and symbolizes the industrial revolution, with its imagery of foundries and steam engines and hard-edged industrialism. Its makers also reference the films “Metropolis” and Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” as inspirations. Fittingly, the case is high-tech titanium. The movement is a Christophe Claret manually-wound monopusher chronograph and one-minute flying tourbillon, flanked by uniquely oval power-reserve and GMT indicators. About 20 pieces will be made.

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