Soleos is the contraction of two names, the merging of two divinities belonging to two different mythologies: First, Sol, the Roman god embodying the sun, its dazzling brightness and warmth and second, Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn, who sets off each morning on her chariot to open the gates of the sky to the sun. But for Emile Chouriet, Soleos is above all a timepiece where the sun seems to send out its dazzling rays.
The watch face, which is filled with rays starting from the centre and extending outwards to the chapter ring, has been painstakingly grooved. A fairly complex operation when you realize the how fine the disc is. Each of the resulting geometric grooves is then sanded, setting up an interplay of contrasts between the silver grey and the steel grey.
The central hour, minute and second hands have been discreetly coated in silver, while the metal-bevelled date window has a special shape to blend into this light-filled decor.
Calibre EC9316 (based on ETA2824)
25.60mm in diameter, 4.60mm thick
28’800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve: 38 hours
Automatic, Emile Chouriet bidirectional rotor
Hours, minutes, seconds in the centre,
Date counter at 3H
Bezel: Fixed, ﬂuted, steel
Water resistance: 30m
Glass: Sapphire glass
Case back: Sapphire
Crown: 3 positions (manual winding, date correction and time setting with stop-second mechanism)
Silver opaline, grooved and sanded, applied silver markers, printed minute track, steel lancine-style hands, steel second hand, black Arabic numerals on a white disc
Steel links on three rows or black calfskin with alligator scales, folding clasp