Re-launched in 2015, the legendary Swiss watch brand Czapek & Cie presents its new line of haute-horlogerie collection this year as a tribute to Place Vendôme, the famous square in Paris where François Czapek, spiritus rector of the brand, opened a high end luxury watch boutique in the mid-nineteenth century.
Unveiled at this year’s edition of prestigious Basel Fair, the first line of watches in the collection features a one-minute suspended tourbillon. It comes together with a second time zone for today's world travelers, a day/night disk, and a classic power reserve indicator.
Hours and minutes on separate dial located at 12 o'clock
One-minute Tourbillon located at 8 o'clock
Dragging second time zone on ring at 4 o'clock
• Day/night indicator located at 6 o’clock.
• Power reserve: Off centre disk, located at 12, 90° rotation, winding counter-clockwise
Caliber SXH2: haute horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement developed by Chronode and Czapek & Cie
Power reserve: 60 hours with one barrel spring
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 VpH
Diameter: 34.8 mm – 15 ½ lines
Height: 9.8 mm
Front: anthracite sand-blasted plate, steel bridges with sandblasting, circular graining, and polish
Tourbillon: polished, chamfered and with flanks drawn. One blue screw marks the seconds
Case back: open ratchet with circular bevelling, sand-blasted bridges, blue screws, manual chamfering
5N Rose Gold or platinum Pt950 case
43.5 mm diameter
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
“Grand feu” Enamel ring, steel polished bridges and sand-blasted plate
Hands: 5N Rose Gold “fleur de lys” hands
Alligator strap with 5N Rose Gold or platinum buckle
“Lumières” Edition Limited to 25 Numbered Pieces
• 10 Pieces in Platinum PT950; Numbered 1/10 TO 10/10
• 15 pieces in 5N Rose Gold; Numbered 1/15 TO 15/15
• CHF 99,000 in platinum PT950
• CHF 88,000 in 5N Rose Gold
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