BADOLLET Ivresse — a minimalist tourbillon
This is not a new watch, actually it was introduced two years ago, but its timeless design makes it an essential piece that we wanted to share with you. The pure simplicity of the Badollet Ivresse is not searching to be in the spotlight, he’s confident of its elegance and value, the flying tourbillon is only revealed to the owner trough the transparent case back.
The gentle curve of the case is embracing the wrist of the wearer that due to the material, 950 platinum, is for sure not the same as wearing a gold watch.
The deep blue dial is satin-brushed, leaving vertical marks, while the silver-toned ring applied on it is also satin-brushed, but this time circularly, creating a beautiful composition. The hour and minutes marks are engraved and polished, a subtle contrast so typical of Eric Giroud, the designer of this timepiece.
Above the ring, at 12 o’clock, the Badollet griffin is guarding the the top part of the dial.
The rounded and polished bezel partly covers the crown and the bottom part of the case, streamlining the overall look of the watch.
On the back of the watch, the sapphire opening is shaped like the symbol of infinity and reveals the magic of the tourbillon. The domed hand-wound movement with its impressive 120 hours of power reserve is the creation of David Candaux with whom our readers are already familiar from its other creation, the Inversion Principle by Fonderie 47.
More about Badollet at www.badollet.com