Upside Down

UPSIDE DOWN

Following many very successful years as a watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard followed his greatest dream, which had always been to create his own watches, as he had a head filled with ideas for eccentric complications. This journey started in May 2009, with collectors impatiently waiting and suppliers eager to work, Ludovic created his first timepiece, the Upside Down, which was born in December 2009.

With the Upside Down Ludovic Ballouard had the idea of creating a highly complicated and eccentric timepiece with a twist in its presentation of time.

The way time is presented in the Upside Down should remind you how important it is to live in the moment. The past time and the future time are, literally, presented upside down to tell you that there should be no regrets about the past which you cannot change and no qualms for the future which you don’t know anything about..

PATENT

Patented manual winding complication by Ludovic Ballouard: calibre B01.

ENGRAVING

All cases and crowns are engraved by hand.

MOVEMENT

All the aspects of the movement along with the 12 maltese cross mechanisms are visible to the naked eye. Ludovic’s idea is that the dial should bring a smile to your face while the movement will fascinate you, as you can see the whole complication set moving through the sapphire crystal display back.

SPECIFICATIONS

MOVEMENT

Power reserve of approx. 36 hours

Balance frequency of 21,600 BPH/3HZ

51 jewels and 228 components in the movement only

Diameter: 35mm/15.5 lines

CASE

Hand engraved

750 red gold off-center crown and case

950 platinum off-center crown and case

Dimensions 41mm x 11mm

Resistant to water in up to 30 meters/3ATM

 

BUCKLE

Patented hand-engraved buckle

750 red gold

950 platinum

Hand-stitched alligator strap

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