Friday, February 17, 2017

CHRONOSWISS Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour

CHRONOSWISS presents a new stunning galvanic grey dial version of its one of the most elegant Regulator models. By the special colouring, the iconic guilloche design becomes even more fascinating. Depending on the angle of the light on the dial, the sophisticated geometrical pattern, appears chequered or as a complex basketwork. The Chronoswiss Signature Guilloche is an in-house design developed in the studios of House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne. That is why the "Atelier Lucerne" inscription adorns the watch dials. The beautiful galvanic grey colour was inspired by the first enamel dials manufactured in the Chronoswiss dial workshop. Back then, those were also created in a discreet shade of grey which accentuated the beauty of the guilloche pattern dial.
An exciting play on the Regulator (watches with off-center hours and seconds, and a minute hand from the center) is the variant with the jumping hour. The hours are not displayed as with the "classic" Regulator by sub-dials, but are presented digitally in a window, making it look like the date at first sight. Chronoswiss dedicated a limited Regulator model to this particularly clever complication some years ago on the occasion of the brand's 30th anniversary. And the Regulator Jumping Hour has secured itself a permanent position in the classic collection ever since.

From 2016 Chronoswiss has gone a step further for this model, too, and launched a 3D version: the Flying Regulator Jumping Hour, with a seemingly “flying” dial construction. Above the watch dials with their characteristic guilloche pattern, the sub-dials rise for the minute hand and the seconds hand, artistically designed on a plinth. The arched glass offers a particularly good experience of this three-dimensionality.

Technical details
Model: Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour

References
CH-8323-GRGR Stainless steel, dial galvanic grey

Displays
Digital jumping hour at 12:00, off-centre minute, small seconds at 6:00

Case 
Solid 28-piece, red gold or stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 3 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system Dimensions Ø 40 mm, height 12 mm

Movement
Chronoswiss caliber C.283, automatic
Diameter Ø 30 mm (approx. 13´´´)
Height 5.35 mm
Jewels 27
Balance Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring Anachron
Fine adjustment Via eccentric cam
Shock protection Incabloc
Frequency 4 Hz., 28,800 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve Approx. 42 hours
Finish Rhodium-plated, skeletonised rotor with Geneva Stripes, ball bearing mounted; circular-grained plate with spiral stripes; circular-grained bridges; polished lever, escape wheel and screws

Dial
Signature Guilloche base with “flying” sub-dial floating above screwed plinths, galvanised in grey
Watch hands: Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut

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