Precision and elegance
Emile Chouriet takes a page from the golden era of precision chronometry for its latest creation. Named after the lake that is emblematic of Geneva and shared between Switzerland and neighboring France, the Lac Léman collection pays tribute to the brand’s founder Emile Chouriet, who left France for Switzerland during the early years of Swiss watchmaking in the 17th century. The newest reference in the line, the Lac Léman Classic Chronometer is a piece that combines timeless elegance with unrelenting precision in a style that is unmistakably Emile Chouriet.
The polished 40mm steel case features Emile Chouriet’s signature stepped wing-shaped lugs, a touch of whimsical elegance on this modern classic. Giving it a versatile look and feel adapted for every occasion, the case is fitted to a richly detailed stainless steel integrated bracelet, with the links taking on different sizes and finished in a mix of polished and satin-brushed surfaces to highlight its unique shape.
Recalling the archetypical aesthetic of chronometers made in the past centuries in and around Geneva, the dial is fashioned in white lacquer, with elongated slim black Roman numerals for the hour markers. The perfect classical finishing touch, the slender central hands are given a blued treatment. The white date window at 3 o’clock perfectly blends in with the rest of the dial.
True to its name, the Lac Léman Classic Chronometer is powered by the EC9312-COSC calibre, an automatic COSC-certified movement based on the SW300 with a guaranteed accuracy of -4 to +6 seconds per day. When fully wound, the movement provides a power reserve of 42 hours and is visible through the display back.
With its combination of superior precision, enduring design and ergonomic construction, the LacLéman Classic Chronometer has all the makings of a timepiece destined for those who appreciate the elegant charm of Geneva watchmaking’s illustrious past, with just the right kind of modern accents to never feel antiquated.