Christophe Claret met Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko in Los Angeles thanks to an introduction by another of the brand’s ambassadors, Franco-American actor Saïd Taghmaoui.
Named the Loma, the timepiece is packed with complications, including a mono-pusher chronograph, a cathedral gong striking mechanism and a constant force escapement.
The chronograph starts, stops and resets with a chime that is reminiscent of a ringside boxing bell. This very particular and recognisable sound had already intrigued Claret who had previously used it in the creation of his Kantharos model.
Lomachenko has won one European championship title, two Olympic gold medals and three World Championship titles and is nicknamed the “Picasso” of boxing.
The Loma watch features two gold medals on the dial, representing Lomachenko’s two Olympic golds It also features a ring on the bracelet with a boxing rope design and four belts in the corners of the buckle.