As the energy created by the SIHH settles down, we investigate four watches by independent watchmakers disclosed in January. Set apart by imagination, striking shapes and colors, and delightful mechanics, the independent watchmaking scene stays loaded with surprises.
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Chronograph Salmon Dial
The Faubourg de Cracovie Chronograph was introduced at Baselworld 2018 . On the event of the kickoff of its own store in Geneva, Czapek dispatches new dial varieties including this salmon hand-guilloché dial with silvered sub-counters. The 41.5mm steel case houses the programmed SHX3 type, a high-recurrence incorporated chronograph with vertical grip and segment wheel, fabricated by Vaucher.
Quick facts: 41.5mm steel case – water-impervious to 50m – programmed SHX3 type – hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph – gator tie with collapsing clasp – CHF 24,000. For more data, visit www.czapek.com
Louis Moinet Moon and Mars
Louis Moinet praises the Moon and Mars with two restricted release watches. Their dial duplicates the outside of the Moon (silver-hued) and of Mars (copper-hued). These restricted version watches highlight a part of a Moon or Mars shooting star in a case at 3 o’clock. The 43.2mm case is introduced either in steel or pink gold. Obvious through the presentation caseback, the programmed development includes a guilloché rotor.
Quick facts: 43.2mm steel or pink gold case – water-impervious to 50m – programmed type – hours, minutes and little seconds – croc tie with collapsing clasp – CHF 39,500 in pink gold, CHF 15,000 in steel – restricted releases of 12 pieces dressed in gold and 60 pieces in steel. For more data, visit www.louismoinet.com
Manufacture Royale Androgyne Full Blue
Blue the latest trend dark at Manufacture Royale. The striking three-dimensional design of the Androgyne is introduced in full blue, with a blued steel case and tourbillon open-worked development. This was accomplished gratitude to another CVD-covering adequately safe to be utilized for both the development and outside pieces of the watch.
Quick facts: 43mm CVD-covered treated steel case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound MR02 type – hours, minutes and tourbillon – crocodile lash with pin clasp – CHF 52,000. For more data, visit www.manufactureroyale.com
Claude Meylan Skull
An independent watchmaker situated in the Vallée-de-Joux that represents considerable authority in skeleton watches, Claude Meylan observes Mexican culture with a progression of vivid “Calaveras” watches. Housed in a 42mm steel case, the skulls are made by utilizing water-printing and superimposed on a completely skeletonized development, in view of Unitas 6497.
Quick facts: 42mm steel case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound Unitas 6497 type, completely skeletonized – hours, minutes and seconds – leather tie with pin clasp – CHF 3,500. For more data, visit www.claudemeylan.ch