First created in 2010, the Upside Down is one of high watchmaking’s most original creations. the titular upside down effect, which sees all the markers remain inverted until it is their hour to shine, is achieved thanks to a complex arrangement of 12 Maltese crosses, working in perfect unison to achieve this feat, and all visible through the case back.
Remarkable Hour Markers
The topsy-turvy hour markers of the Upside Down are already iconic, but on this special edition, the childlike iconography of Gaga only accentuates the appeal of the watch — the brightly coloured scribbles have been painstakingly and lovingly rendered in perfect detail.
The dial is crafted from glittering and glossy aventurine, and the flecks and inclusions in the glass-like material only add to the sense of depth and wonder present in this exceptional watch.
A Proud Platinum Case
The remarkable dial is surrounded by a broad bezel and assured lines of Ludovic Ballouard’s case, here in platinum. Sized at 41mm across and 11mm high, the watch wears smaller than you might suspect, thanks to the curved lugs.