Monday, April 17, 2017

Chronoswiss Sirius Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Limited Edition

Chronoswiss concentrates on the essentials for the new Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton: With its barely existent dial and a skeletonized movement, the stunning timepiece is thus freed from all superfluous material in an innovative manner. The result is a multidimensional Regulator watch with an elaborately constructed dial and deep insights.
The skeletonization exudes a particularly contemporary aura due to the masculine size of 44 mm and the innovative clear lines of the piece. In addition to the uncomplicated language of design, the dynamic coloring with lots of black and red accents supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in dark cherry red is an absolute eye catcher. Even the inside of the strap made from distinctive hornback alligator captures your attention with the same color tone.
Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also on display in this latest addition to the Regulator collection: There is a smaller counterpart under the minute hand that accurately depicts an inverse image of the areas of the minute scale on a central miniature scale. These are hidden from view due to the overlapping of the large scale with the hour funnel. This trick elicits unclouded joy for the sophisticated design because the minutes can still be precisely read. The aesthetically skeletonized hand-wound movement is characterized by a stop seconds mechanism: Activating the crown triggers a slide that blocks the balance spring. Thus even the seconds hand can be stopped and precisely set.
Skeleton watches have become a tradition at Chronoswiss: For example, it was the first brand to present a serially produced, skeletonized automatic chronograph (Opus) in 1995. This was followed with the Pathos model in 1998, also a skeleton chronograph with a split second function, as well as the first skeletonized chronograph in the sporty Timemaster line in 2014 (Timemaster Chronograph Skeleton).

The Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton is limited edition only: 10 in red-gold case and 30 in stainless steel case.

Technical details
Model: Sirius Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton (Limited Edition)

References
CH-6723S-BKRE Stainless steel, dial skeletonized, limited to 30 pieces
CH-6721SR-BKRE 18-karat red gold, skeletonized, limited to 10 pieces

Displays
Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00

Case
Solid 21-part case crafted in 18-karat red gold or stainless steel, satin finish and polished, bezel with side knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and flat sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 3 bar, strap bars screwed in with patented Autobloc system
Dimensions: Ø 44 mm, height 12.48 mm

Movement
Chronoswiss caliber C. 677S, manual winding, modified on Regulator dial, skeletonized
Diameter: Ø 37,20 mm (ca. 16 ½ ´´´)
Height: 4.50 mm
Jewels: 17
Balance: Hand-crafted Glucydur balance, with stop seconds mechanism
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Swan-neck precision regulator
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 2,5 Hz., 18.000 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 40 hours
Finish: Pallet, pallet-wheel and screws polished, plate and bridges skeletonized and circular grained; gear-wheels skeletonized

Dial
Sophisticated dial construction on several levels
Skeletonized base, galvanic black, with funnel construction, hour´s scale with red translucent varnish
Middle level galvanic black with hand-painted individual number of limitation
Top level galvanic black, screwed on foundation blocks
Watch hands: Shape Poire Stuart; curved and rhodium-plated and diamond cut or lacquered

Strap
Louisiana alligator leather “horn back”, with red lining; folding clasp

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