The most important moment is the present. Starting from this essential concept of the philosophy of life and thought of Ludovic Ballouard, comes to life theHalf Time, an exceptional timepiece and really unique, where you can read the current time shown in full to 12 o'm, while the rest of the numbers appear cut in half. The extravagance of this watch constantly reminds us that the most important moment is the present and that, past and future matter very little or nothing.
Driven by his original idea and philosophy, Ludovic Ballouard went on to create, presenting his second model, the Half Time in January 2012. Monsieur Ballouard puts the minutes in the middle of the dial at 6 o'clock, but to make the movement even more complicated and fascinating, the minutes are retrograde over an arc of 120 °, remaining faithful to the his desire to continually add complications to his timepieces.
The idea of presenting time in an unusual way, remains predominant motif also of this collection. The "jumping" time is extremely Complicated. All numbers are split in half on two discs that rotate in opposite directions, making the numbers unreadable, except for the time present which is whole in the position at 12 o'm.
The black titanium dial offers a clear contrast to the polished steel hand, the name of the "creator" is incorporated into the window showing the correct time and finally at the bottom you can see the number of the limitation.
The real joy for the eyes is the internal movement designed in a complicated way, made of gilded brass that contrasts very well with all the steel parts used to power the movement and rotate the discs.
The entire movement consists of over 300 parts and 53 jewelry, it is a patented mechanism, designed to allow rotation instantaneous when needed. The hand-wound caliber has a reserve of about 30 hours and works at 21,600 Vph.
Available in various materials, the one we propose has a 41 mm case made of 950 platinum and is complemented by a strap in black leather sewn by hand, with a buckle in the shape of a "B" also in platinum 950. Price 93,000 EUROS.