Emile Chouriet has introduced a new take on its Lac Leman Chronograph with striking blue tones.
The Lac Léman collection, which is named after the lake that is emblematic of Geneva, pays tribute to Emile Chouriet, who left France for Switzerland during the early years of Swiss watchmaking in the 17th century.
The newest addition to the line, the Lac Léman Chronograph Blue, is a sporty-chic piece that the brand says “exudes the timeless beauty and elegance of the Swiss Riviera.”
The polished 42mm steel case features Emile Chouriet’s signature stepped wing-shaped lugs, while the rounded polished bezel is crafted from tungsten, a white metal that boasts superior durability and a bright metallic tone.
The dial is fashioned in an intense gradient blue with varying hues that darken towards the edges.
Semi-translucent, the blue pigments are added on top of a sunray-pattern brushed metal surface that emphasizes the depth of the blue, and polished flat hour markers are fixed on the outer edges of the dial, complimenting the rounded and polished leaf-shaped hour and minute hands.
The chronograph function is calibrated for timing a number of events and activities, featuring a central seconds counter on the central axis, and a 30-minute counter at 9 o’clock.
A tachymeter scale is placed on the blue flange ring surrounding the dial, made for calculating speed based on time travelled over a fixed distance, perfect for timing sailing races among other things.
Keeping with the nautical theme, an originally designed power reserve indicator is placed at the 6 o’clock position, in the form of a ship’s wheel with a small colour-tipped hand to mark the current level of autonomy.
The Lac Léman Chronograph is powered by the EC8658 calibre, an automatic chronograph movement with a power reserve of 42 hours.
The case back features a sapphire crystal, offering a clear view of the integrated chronograph movement.
Meanwhile the watch has a leather strap, fashioned in navy blue and embossed with an alligator scale motif and set on a folding steel buckle, while it is also available in a stainless steel bracelet option.