Hands-On: Czapek & Cie. Quai des Bergues Guilloché Aqua Blue
The dark blue hand guilloché dial is produced using enamel.
But if the name Czapek by one way or another feels more natural than other ongoing recoveries, it’s all things considered. The Czech-conceived Polish watchmaker Franciszek Czapek was the first accomplice of Antoni Norbert de Patek, before the last started a relationship with Adrien Philippe that offered ascend to quite possibly the most acclaimed and collectible horological marques of all time.
Why Patek Philippe never enrolled the Czapek name, which it often refers to in its own advertising and press materials, stays a secret. Presently there are two watch companies making a case for a similar admirable legacy. One is the undisputed lord of the horological slope, while the other is a sketchy upstart with exceptionally restricted creation and its own specific specialty claim. Today we’re zeroing in on the latter.
The seven-day development was made in organization with Le Locle–based Chronode.
The first development created by the recently established Czapek & Cie upon its dispatch was the Caliber SXH1, which the beginning company created in association with Chronode, the Le Locle–based development creation studio worked by Jean-Francois Mojon. As per Czapek, a pocket watch made by Franciszek Czapek himself motivated this development and dial setup, on which a seven-day power hold marker is precisely attached to a day-of-the-week show. Here the development is seen in the Quai des Bergues Guilloché, another interpretation of the company’s center offering.
The power-save marker and the day-of-the-week show are one in the same.
You’ll need to wind your Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché every week on Sunday, accepting you need to appreciate an entire seven day stretch of force save. That is on the grounds that a solitary, two-sided hand controls both the day-of-the-week and the quantity of days staying for possible later use. In the event that you overwind the watch, you’re left with an inaccurate day show until it slows down. You could, obviously, wind it halfway to coordinate the day of the week. Twisting on a Thursday implies that you get three days of hold, for instance. This probably won’t be the most advantageous, yet, for better or for more terrible, it’s a gesture to how things were done in Franciszek Czapek’s day.
The watch’s plates and scaffolds are pleasantly finished.
The development itself is a genuinely direct time-just type that gets its seven entire long periods of force hold from two barrels. It’s escapement beats at a standard pace of 21,600 vph, or 3 Hz. Flipping the watch over, you see that the entirety of the uncovered surfaces come with noticeable completing, as you’d anticipate from a tempered steel dress watch valued only north of $15,000. A portion of the more pleasant strategies and embellishments you can spy through the sapphire caseback are sandblasted spans, blued screws, and anglage on both the mainplate and bridges.
An unordinary guilloché design radiates from two central focuses, underneath each sub-dial.
But what recognizes this new arrangement isn’t such a lot of its pleasantly completed development or the actual presentation, with its remarkable equilibrium of appeal and limit, but instead the wonderful dial with its hand guilloché design that comes in a restricted arrangement of 25 watches across three distinct variants. As per Czapek & Cie, the appropriately named Ricochet design found on the Quai des Bergues Guilloché is irregular in watchmaking for having two main issues from which the example radiates. These main issues, normally, compare to the focuses of the sub-dials. The most amazing aspect? Franciszek Czapek developed this example route, thinking back to the 1850s.
A wrist shot of the Czapek & Cie. Quai des Bergues Guilloché Aqua Blue.
As you can see from the photographs here, the dial is pleasantly executed, with heaps of profundity and lavishness. The Aqua Blue adaptation I invested some energy with comes in a 42.5 mm treated steel case with rhodium-plated hands, however two different models permit the alternative to move up to valuable metal, one cased in white gold with a white guilloché dial and the other in rose gold with a blue guilloché dial. All show up on croc straps.
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