Limited anniversary edition of the Flying Regulator Open Gear
Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018: 2018 is a very special year for Chronoswiss. In addition to the 35th anniversary of the brand´s founding, the 30th birthday of the flagship Regulator model is also coming up. The Regulator made its debut in 1988 as the ‘Régulateur’ and has since been identified with the brand, leaving its mark in the watch industry. Whether square or round, Chronograph or Tourbillon, automatic or manual winding – one or more models with the decentralized time display have always been in the collection – Regulator rules!
A completely independent collection, lead by Oliver Ebstein, has been developed around this iconic Regulator model and it continues to grow. This means that, figuratively speaking, the model now embodies precisely the key role that it played on the walls of the watchmakers of the late 19th century, where it set the time and was the reference point for accurate timekeeping. The Regulator has set the pace and become the touchstone for the entire collection and brand.
Chronoswiss is celebrating its 35-year history with the limited Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition – hence the red 35 on the minute scale – and simultaneously honoring its bestselling model. The anniversary watch’s unusual design is a play on the Regulator theme, placing it front and center with the “Open Gear” design. The dial is simultaneously its module board, onto which the train wheel bridges of the skeletonized gears are mounted. The train wheel bridges have also been elaborately skeletonized and boast carefully angled and polished edges. Six visually appealing blued screws keep them reliably in their place on the dial, showcasing once again the brand’s principle of functional design. The Flying Regulator Open Gear also reveals surprising insights at 6 o’clock. The dial and the bridge have been skeletonized at the height of the small second so that you can see the second wheel in action.
Manufactured in a limited edition of just 35 watches, the Anniversary Edition features stainless steel cases with silver-colored dials and blue outer rings. Another 35 timepieces are available in solid 18-karat red gold with a blue dial and silver outer ring. All dials for the anniversary watch are painstakingly guillochéd by hand in the House of Chronoswiss studios in Lucerne using a historical rose engine machine. The individual limited edition number is also applied by hand. Super-LumiNova inlays on the hands and indexes also always ensure optimum legibility in the dark.
Model Sirius Flying Regulator Open Gear
Reference Numbers CH-8751R-BLSI 18-karat red gold, dial guilloche à la main,
Limited to 35 timepieces
CH-8753-SIBL Stainless steel, dial guilloche à la main,
Limited to 35 timepieces
Displays Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Case Solid 16-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 10 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
Measurements Ø 41 mm, height 13.85 mm
Movement Chronoswiss caliber C. 299, automatic, with stop seconds
Diameter Ø 35,20 mm, impulse-angle 51°
Height 6.11 mm
Balance Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring Anachron
Fine Adjustment Via Excenter
Shock protection Incabloc
Frequency 4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve Approx. 42 hours
Special features Skeletonized and rhodium-plated rotor with Côtes de Genève and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with perlage
Dial Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level galvanized and decorated by hand with engine-turning, upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display
Hands Feuille shape; thermally blued and polished or rhodium-plated and diamond cut; with Super-LumiNova inlays
Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut
Strap Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn