The numeral that gives you the time is whole at the position of 12 o’clock while the rest of the numerals are cut in half, perpetually reminding you that the most important time is the present. Ludovic Ballouard had the choice of including the minutes in the middle of the dial however he opted for making the movement even more complicated by integrating the retrograde minutes, staying true to his desire of continuously adding complications to his timepieces.
Half Time, the inspiration came from Love … when two halves are found to form only one.
Patented manual winding complication by Ludovic Ballouard: calibre B02.
All cases and crowns are engraved by hand.
The principle is simple: all the hour indexes are divided in two, therefore unreadable… All except the one showing the current hour. The rotation of two disks « reconstitutes » each index, allowing time to be read. The watch therefore carries no hour hands. A retrograde hand, set on a half-circle at 6 o’ clock indicates the minutes in a classical manner.
> A power reserve of approximately 35 hours
> A balance frequency of 21,600BPH/3HZ
> 53 jewels and above 300 components in the movement only
> Diameter: 25mm/15.5 lines
> Hand engraved
> 750 red gold off-centre crown and case
> 950 platinum off-centre crown and case
> Dimensions 41mm x 11mm
> Resistant to water in up to 30 meters/3ATM
> The entire case along with the lugs are milled out of a solid case
> Patented hand-engraved buckle
> 750 red gold
> 950 platinum
> Hand-stitched alligator strap