Upside Down

Reference# Upsidedown.PL
Manufacturer's retail price: $98,300
  • Details
  • Description
  • Case: platinum
  • Size: 41 mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber B01
  • Power Reserve: approximately 36 hours
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial: silvered
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched alligator

Following many very successful years as a watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard followed his greatest dream, which had always been to create his own watches, as he had a head filled with ideas for eccentric complications. This journey started in May 2009, with collectors impatiently waiting and suppliers eager to work, Ludovic created his first timepiece, the Upside Down, which was born in December 2009.

With the Upside Down Ludovic Ballouard had the idea of creating a highly complicated and eccentric timepiece with a twist in its presentation of time.

The way time is presented in the Upside Down should remind you how important it is to live in the moment. The past time and the future time are, literally, presented upside down to tell you that there should be no regrets about the past which you cannot change and no qualms for the future which you don’t know anything about..

Ludovic managed to create the unique Upside Down movement within a year. The movement is patented by Ludovic Ballouard making it unique to his watches.  All cases and crowns are engraved by hand in Geneva. 

All the aspects of the movement along with the 12 maltese cross mechanisms are visible to the naked eye. Ludovic’s idea is that the dial should bring a smile to your face while the movement will fascinate you, as you can see the whole complication set moving through the sapphire crystal display back. 

Hours indicated by the correct hour being right-side up, whereas all other numbers are upside down.
Minutes indicated by central blued steel hand.
Small seconds at 6 o’clock.