Less is often more
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018: 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 supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in is an absolute eye catcher.
Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also on display here: 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.
The latest addition to the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton range is limited edition, only 30 timepieces are being manufactured featuring a dial in galvanic silver with a distinctive hornback alligator strap in classy saddle brown.
Model Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton (Limited Edition)
Reference CH-6723S-SISI Stainless steel, silver dial, limited to 30 pieces
Displays Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Case Solid 21-part case crafted in 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
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. 46 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, with funnel construction. Middle level galvanic silver with hand- painted individual number of limitation. Top level screwed on foundation blocks
Watch hands Shape Poire Stuart; curved and thermally blued or lacquered
Strap Louisiana alligator leather “horn back”, with lining; folding clasp