Review of the Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition Watch

Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition inf 18-karat white gold.

Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition inf 18-karat white gold.

I admit, I am a great fan of watchmaker Emmanuel Bouchet who seems to think on a different level. About a year and a half ago, when he unveiled his first creation, the Emmanuel Bouchet Complication 1, we covered it in depth here.  Now, we got a good look at the newest rendition, the Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition watch, and we want to tell you that it is also  a stunner.

This new watch marks the second caliber in the brand’s collection, but it is special for several other more important reasons. To begin with, the architecture of the timepiece is at once both minimalistic and breathtaking in its technique and execution. With a signature domed sapphire crystal and seemingly floating crystal sundials, the 39mm watch holds your stare.  Offered in two versions — one each with and without diamonds on the dial, the hours, minutes and seconds watch offers a few unique newnesses.

The Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition with diamonds -- in a conical setting -- is a technical masterpiece.

The Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition with diamonds — in a conical setting — is a technical masterpiece.

First and foremost is the fact that on the diamond-set version — with three diamonds on the dial — the diamonds are actually not traditionally set wit prongs or claws, but rather are positioned on unique cones floating inside the sapphire  crystal dome. The setting has a patent pending.

The EB02 Automatic houses the EB89F caliber, the brand’s first automatic micro-rotor caliber from Emmanuel Bouchet. It features slanted seconds on a subdial at 6:00 and offers  a day/night indicator, as well as 45 hours of power reserve. Caliber EB89F is designed by Emmanuel Bouchet, created exclusively for this timepiece and is manufactured in Switzerland. The 18-karat white gold version — with diamonds — retails for  $57,000, while the non-diamond-set models sell for $49,800. Just 18 pieces of each will be made in rose gold and in white gold.

The unique diamond setting on the Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 watch makes it worth the extra thousands of dollars over the unset version.

The unique diamond setting on the Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 watch makes it worth the extra thousands of dollars over the unset version.

Impressions:  The watch is the perfect size for any wrist. Given, however, that there is a diamond-set version — with a unique setting– i particularly like it for a woman. It is sleek, alluring, geometrical and mystical. Who wouldn’t want that. Also, given the wide range of colors and finishes of the first Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One, we expect to see a host of creative versions coming our way. The watch is wearable, creative and exactly what one would expect from the master watchmaker,

Tech Specs of the Emmanuel Bouchet EB02 Automatic Limited Edition

Case dimensions Diameter: 39 mm Height: 9.5 mm
Material: 2 versions – 18K White or Rose Gold with polished finish

Sapphire Crystal anti-reflective curved sapphire crystal glass box
Case back sapphire-crystal
Dial: Black lacquered, or  white Mother of Pearl dial or customized lacquer on request
Option of 3 hand-set diamonds on Emmanuel Bouche cones
Hands: Sand blasted and polished hands
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day / night indicator
Indicators: Hours and minutes on a sapphire disc at 12 o’clock
Seconds on a sapphire disc at 7 o’clock
Day / night on a sapphire disc at 7 o’clock underneath the seconds disc
Movement: Automatic, Swiss made caliber EB89F
Oscillating micro rotor
One barrel
Variable inertia balance wheel
Power reserve 45 hours

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