The Boucheron Reflet XL Chateau Latour Millesime 2005 is a new watch made by Boucheron in partnership with Chateau Latour.
The dial is made of wood from barrels made of two hundread year old French oak in which ChÃ¢teau Latour’s Grand Millesime 2005 vintage was aged.
The model has an automatic movement for Girard-Perregaux (caliber GP4000) with a power reserve of 40 hours.
Only 100 examples will be made which will be available exclusively through Boucheron.
With its exquisite blend of architecture, pleasure and refinement, the Reflet XL ChÃ¢teau Latour watch shares many values with the MillÃ©sime 2005 from which she has been inspired.
This intensely original watch fully embodies Boucheron’s art of turning a beautiful story into an object of passion for fine connoisseurs of Premier Cru and watchmaking.
During the maturation process of Latour’s great wine, one of the key moments is when the wine acquires its finishing traits, revealing the complexity of its flavours, within barrels made of carefully selected oak.
The intimate and mysterious union of wine and wood operates in the silence and darkness of the ancestral “Chais” (wine cellar) in a “perfect exchange”.
The wood slowly impregnates, absorbing a small amount of wine – charmingly known as “the Angel’s share”.
This “Angel’s wood”, with its warm, sensual tones of carmine red and crimson, has given birth to a particularly striking masculine timepiece, both powerful and delicate yet restrained.
To enhance these few millimetres of genuinely noble wood, Boucheron called upon the finest experts in their art.
From the staves of a barrel – formerly home to the precious nectar – the inlayers painstakingly selected the finest wood sections bearing the unique imprint of the sensual “robe”, or colour, of Latour’s fine 2005 Grand vin.
This perfect osmosis of mythical material and spirit has given rise to a watch for the kind of discerning hedonistic connoisseur who simply cannot resist the sensual pleasure of wearing a fragment of true legend on their wrist!