Ludovic Ballouard Half Time
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Half Time

Driven by his original idea and philosophy, Ludovic Ballouard went on to create his second model, the Half Time, which was presented in January of 2012. The Half Time continues with the idea of presenting time in an unusual way with a highly complicated jumping hour movement, which perpetually reminds you that the most important time is the present.

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Born in 1971 to a Breton father and a Dutch mother, Ludovic Ballouard grew up on a farm not far from the sea, in the Côtes d’Armor region of Brittany, France. Given his apparent abilities in assembling and disassembling these planes composed of infinitely small pieces, a teacher of his suggested he attend the school of watchmaking and so began a journey of passion. He was 15 years old and applied to Rennes watchmaking school, which accepted thirteen pupils. Devastated, he went back to the farm after he was turned down the second time. However, with strong determination, he immediately returned to the school with a model boat made entirely by his own hands. The teacher who received him was touched. He admired the boy’s talent, took pity on him and made an exception.
However, due to the fact that openings to work as a watchmaker in Brittany were scarce he began his career as a technician for airplane control panels where he remained for six years. Ludovic Ballouard’s greatest dream had always been to create his own watches as he had a head filled with ideas for different complications. Even though the financial crisis was in full force around the globe, Ludovic decided to follow his dream. This journey started in May 2009. He works from his workshop in the countryside of Geneva in Switzerland where he welcomes enthusiastic watch collectors from around the world. With collectors waiting impatiently and suppliers eager to work, Ludovic created his first timepiece, the Upside Down, which was born in December 2009.
Ludovic Ballouard had the idea of creating a highly complicated and eccentric timepiece with the utmost simplicity in its presentation of time. Ludovic wanted to remind people that the most important time is the present and the Upside Down perfectly embodied that. The way time is presented in the Upside Down should remind you how important it is to live in the moment. The past and the future time is, 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.
Driven by his original idea and philosophy, Ludovic Ballouard went on to create his next model, the Half Time, which was presented in January of 2012. The Half Time is even more complicated, but it maintains the original philosophy by having a dial that presents time simply. The numeral that gives you the time is whole at the position of 12 o’clock while the rest of the numerals are cut in half, perpetually reminding you that the most important time is the present. Ludovic Ballouard had the choice of including the minutes in the middle of the dial; however, he opted for making the movement even more complicated by integrating the retrograde minutes, staying true to his desire of continuously adding complications to his timepieces.
Brand: Ludovic Ballouard
Model: Half Time
Reference: -
Dial Colour: White
Case Diameter: 41mm
Case Material: 18K Pink Gold
Case Glass: -
Movement: Manual Winding
Water Resistance: 50m
Power Reserve: 35 hours
Bracelet Material: Alligator
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