Héritier à Guichet
For those who wish to enjoy time rather than measure it
A remarkable addition to Emile Chouriet’s Historique Collection, which pays tribute to the tradition of watchmaking in Geneva while seamlessly combining modern precision and quality standards with inspired designs, the Héritier à Guichet reimagines the way we interpret the passage of time.
In lieu of a traditional time display where hands mark the passing of the hours and minutes, the Héritier à Guichets takes on a completely hands-free approach, emphasizing the transient nature of time and the value we attribute to it.
While guichet displays first appeared in wristwatches during the early 20th century, they were and remain a rare alternative to the conventional mechanical watch display using hands to point out the time. The Héritier à Guichet not only revisits this uncommon display, but does so in an unprecedentedly pure and philosophical fashion, where fleeting moments are cherished rather than simply measured.
Set within an anthracite sunburst-patterned dial, the Héritier à Guichet’s display is symmetrically aligned and harmoniously balanced to allow for an effortless reading of the time. The essentials of any timepiece – the hours and minutes - are displayed in arch-shaped windows or guichets, placed at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock respectively. Intuitive in its layout, the time is read from top to bottom, starting with the hours followed by the minutes. Around their perimeter, the day of the week and date are displayed in the same logical manner.
Housed within a 40mm titan case, the Héritier à Guichet is powered by the selfwinding EC9227 calibre, which features an Emile Chouriet designed and developed mechanism mounted on an ETA 2834 base, providing an autonomy of 38 hours.
The Héritier à Guichet is available with a black leather calfskin strap embossed with an alligator pattern and steel folding clasp.
The Héritier à Guichet is a testament to Emile Chouriet’s unwavering pursuit of creativity and mechanical excellence, while respecting the codes of traditional Geneva watchmaking.