Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cyrus Klepcys Moon Blue W Motors 2013 Limited Edition

Produced in a limited edition of 7 numbered pieces, the Klepcys Moon Blue version joined the Cyrus Klepcys collection in 2013. This special edition was born out of the partnership between Cyrus watches and W Motors, the manufacture of ultra luxurious supercars.

This timepiece features a black DLC-coated titanium case that has a diameter of 48mm (including the crowns). It is adorned with a bezel in brushed black DLC-coated titanium. The slanting lugs and lug flanks in polished 18K white gold ensure comfortable wear. The visible screws in blue remind one of the three-part Cyrus brand logo. The retrograde hand moves along the 180° axis and changes colour (while rotating across the 180 degrees) depending on the time of day (day or night).
Regardless of the hand’s position, minutes and seconds discs are always aligned and accurate during the linear reading of time. This patented alignment is based on a one-of-a-kind mechanism which controls the speed of the (retrograde and rotating) hours, minutes, and seconds wheels. As far as the date display is concerned the units digits (from 0 to 9) rest one on top of the other, while the tens digits change before the units digits. Once the tens digit reaches the figure 9, the figure moves in retrograde manner and rotates by 90 degrees. It simultaneously makes the away for the space for the next tens digit which is placed before the units digit 0.

Finally, the tribute to the famous Tower of Babel, "which towered to the heavens", takes the form of a full moon with realistic crater images which links the watch to the sky. The lunar phases are represented by a black patch which gradually covers the full moon. When the moon is fully covered, the three section Cyrus brand logo becomes visible. Time eventually conquers the waning moon.
Jean-François Mojon's finger print in 5N gold is placed the centre of case back. The caseback also features Cyrus Logo, model and limited edition number, “PROUDLY MADE FOR DEMANDING PEOPLE” and “BABYLON A CITY -STATE WITH A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE AND GATHERING ALL THE TECHNICAL AND INTELLECTUAL KNOW HOW OF ITS TIME”. The blue Cyrus screws and hand stitched alligator leather strap blue stitches add further elegance to this timepiece.

Technical details
Collection: Klepcys
Reference 539.004.C
Limited series: 7 watches
Materials: 18K white gold & Black DLC-coated titanium

Selfwinding CYR598, 4 Hz, 28,800 v/h
Winding rotor Personalised decoration
Oil-free ceramic ball bearings
Power reserve > 40 h
Jewels: 37

Time indications
Three-dimensional retrograde indications
Hours, minutes and seconds displayed on a mobile axis with day/night indication
Height of the retrograde hours hand precisely governed with ruby bearings
Patent pending

Large dates, tens on three-dimensional pivoting components
Height of the retrograde hours hand precisely governed with ruby bearings.
Patent pending

Moon phases
Spherical blue moon
Mobile cover represents the moon phases
CYRUS logo appears when the moon is completely hidden

Bezel in brushed black DLC-coated titanium
Case in polished black DLC-coated titanium
Lugs in brushed 18K white gold
Lug flanks in polished 18K white gold
Diameter: 48mm including crowns
Sapphire crystal Anti-reflection treatment
Caseback: Jean-François Mojon's finger print in 5N gold
Finishes CYRUS screw fittings (blue)

18K white gold
Crown at 3 o’clock to set the date - with Cyrus logo on the outside
Crown at 9 o’clock to set the time “keep the secret” - with Cyrus logo on the outside – a lateral movement reveals the limited series number

Dial Black dial
“Trilogy” design by the CYRUS design studio

Strap Crocodile, hand stitched, blue stitches
Replacement strap Crocodile, hand stitched, blue stitches
Clasp Folding clasp in brushed titanium
Design inspired by the shape of the case
CYRUS logo on the cover

W Motors and Cyrus
When the W Motors (W for Wolf) was launched on the HYPER CAR market in 2013 and was looking for a partnership with a watchmaker, CYRUS was the immediate choice.

W Motors brings together the finest engineers (Magna Steyr Torn) the most experienced designers (Studio Torino) and combine their skills in one of the most ambitious even crazy projects in the eyes of some observers.

The first W Motors Hypersport is Lykan, referring to the werewolf, this half human, half wolf animal with exceptional strength. A close inspection of the Hypersport reveals that the two ends of the bonnet extend along the sides of the windshield, like the two ears of a wolf, a unique feature in the automotive field. Seen from the front the Hypersport resembles a wild wolf ready to transform itself into a werewolf, powerful and elegant, once the engine starts. Given that the werewolf only reveals itself at full moon, W Motors chose to associate itself with the CYRUS watch brand whose KLEPCYS collection was one of the first in the world to place a three dimensional moon on its dial.

W Motors has been for some time seeking out the ideal partner whose product would be linked in its totality with the history and the concept of this brand. Because CYRUS was created with reference to CYRUS the GREAT, conquest typifies this brand, a conquering spirit that is felt with one single even furtive look at the Hypersport.
This is an interesting element for it suggests that independent brands have the capacity to coexist each reinforcing its legitimacy while sharing a common vision. This is synergy at its best, each independent brand having its own network of customers and journalists allowing the partner brand to benefit from the relationship. It is the right mix of skills.
As is the case with handmade watches, Lykan Hyper cars, 7 of which were produced for the first model, have handmade bodies, made in Italy from layered carbon fibre. The heart of the werewolf works off German technology (highly recognized worldwide for its technical ability) with an engine which is completely handmade, assembled piece by piece in Germany. W Motors is offering stunning performances on its Hypersport model. With a twin turbo flat six-cylinder engine producing 750 HP, the werewolf goes from 0 to 100 km/hour in less than 2.8 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 385 km/hour and 980 nm of torque which makes this animal one of the fastest and most powerful in the world.
This vehicle is of course entirely customizable. The customer can choose from a variety of precious stones to be added both to the interior and the exterior of the car: diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds. The finest materials such as gold or platinum are recommended for use in the interior of the vehicles, especially on the control buttons in order to heighten its luxurious and lavish aspect. A concierge service linked to the car is available to the customers 24 hours a day.
The Lykan Hypersport is the most technologically advanced Hypercar in its class. It is the first car in the world with a fully functional holographic display with interactive movement. A 9-inch screen is projected in the interior, allowing drivers and passengers constant interaction and complete control of the multimedia interface of the car. Interactive functions allow you to select functions by moving your hand in the air, using your finger as a pointer. A passive projection screen thus becomes a large interactive touch screen whose potential uses are wide ranging. The user can interact directly with the hologram by touching it.

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