Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

The Crystalball Bamboo watch by Badollet is a meeting point of a highly original skeletonisation technique and an ultra-light haute-horlogerie movement. The engraving and sculpture work on the bridge, inspired by Asian bamboo scaffolding, reveals exceptional savoir-fair, worthy of the greatest horologist craftsmen.

Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

The extreme finesse of this skeletonisation is coupled with the great lightness of the movement, weighing only 10.5 grams for the imposing size of 26.5 x 31.5 mm with a thickness of 8.6 mm.

Modern materials are combined through the aluminium-lithium of which the bridge is composed, and the black gold used to treat the main plate, the train wheels and the barrel.

Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

If the watch mechanism makes reference to bamboo scaffolding, the rectangular case with its purity of lines evokes the building itself. The case’s not insignificant dimensions, 43.2 x 40.2 mm, contrast with the purity brought by the translucent dial (glass with sapphire case back).

Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

Here in 150 palladium white gold, the Bamboo’s appearance can, like all Badollet Instruments of Time, be personalised according to the purchaser’s desires: ceramic, sapphire, engraved or jewel-encrusted, etc.

Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

Even a titanium version will later appear, accentuating the lightness of the timepiece. Free of all artifice, this Instrument of Time takes simplicity to the extreme by conserving the scaffolding- the sublime engraved movement- whilst refining its structure to the maximum.

Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

Watertight at a depth of 30 metres and produced in an edition which is, by its very nature, limited, the “Bamboo” skeleton Tourbillon comes with a crocodile leather strap with folding clasp in 150 palladium white gold.

Badollet Crystalball Bamboo White Diamond

The calibre BAD5600’s light flying tourbillon is integrated into an ultra-light unit thanks to its aluminium-lithium composition. Beating at a frequency of 21’600 a/h, the calibre BAD5600 has exceptional autonomy with 5 days’ power reserve.

Technical details

Model: “Crystalball Bamboo” (in white gold)

Movement
Calibre BAD1602
Manual winding
Rectangular movement 26.75 x 31.90 mm
Tourbillon visible at 6 o’clock on the dial side
120-hour power reserve with indicator visible through the case-back

Case
Back and bezel in 18-carats palladium-coated white gold
Various types of dial ring: sapphire, white gold, titanium, zirconium ceramics
Colourless glare-proofed sapphire crystal on both sides, treated to ensure extreme hardness
150 palladium-coated white gold crown
Bezel set with 52 diamonds baguettes cut (6.70 carats)
Width: 40 mm
Length: 43 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Inter-horn width: 24 mm
Water-resistant to 30 metres

Dial
Skeleton dial, 18-carats palladium-coated white gold

Hands

With the Enamel dial:
– Hours and minutes: leaf-type, blued steel
– Chronograph minutes and seconds: straight, blued steel
– Power reserve: straight, blued steel

With the Sport and the Stone dial:
– Hours and minutes: leaf-type, rhodium-plated
– Chronograph minutes and seconds: leaf-type, rhodium-plated
– Power reserve: straight, blued steel

Strap
Safari crocodile leather (alligator missisipiensis), hand-sewn saddle-stitched
Folding clasp, 150 palladium-coated white gold