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Driven by his original idea and philosophy, Ludovic Ballouard went on to create his second model, the Half Time, which was presented in January of 2012. The Half Time continues with the idea of presenting time in an unusual way with a highly complicated jumping hour movement, which perpetually reminds you that the most important time is the present.
All numerals are divided in half on two disks that rotate in opposite directions, making the numerals unreadable, except for the present time which is whole at the position of 12 o’clock. The minutes are presented in retrograde which is set on a 120° arc at the position of 6 o’clock.
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.