The Imperator wristwatch from Chronoswiss is simultaneously a manifesto and an ode to precious time.
Gerd-Rüdiger Lang’s untamable passion for faithfulness to detail is evident in the design of the dial’s expansive plane, above which the blued steel hands majestically sweep their rounds.
The distinctive numerals, executed in “Belle Epoque” typeface, make each glance at the dial of this watch into a veritable aesthetic pleasure. The numerals are augmented by a circular minutes and seconds scale to which the tips of the hands are perfectly tangent.
The date window in the dial at the “6” is equally remarkable. Entirely in the style of the colorful era which inspired the “Imperator,” this aperture forms a spacious segment that provides ample room to display yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s dates. Optimal contrast between the dial and the hands assures that the legibility remains excellent, even under dim lighting.
Its elegantly tapered design perfectly embodies the legendary styling of the 1930s. The consummately shaped case is 36.5 millimeters wide, 56 millimeters long and approximately one centimeter tall.
Its self-winding mechanical heart, Caliber ETA 2892-A2, beats at four hertz, which is equivalent to 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour. The crown of Chronoswiss Imperator is situated between the horns, above the 12.
A sapphire crystal, antireflective on one of its surfaces, covers the dial and a transparent pane is fitted into the back. Together, these see-through components assure clear views of everything that makes the “Imperator” a commanding presence.
The impressive case withstands atmospheric pressures up to three atmospheres.
Model: Chronoswiss Imperator
CH 2871 R si
CH 2871 R rg
CH 2871 W si
CH 2871 W rg
CH 2873 si
CH 2873 rg
Hours, minutes, seconds and date
Massive rectangular polished case, width 36,7 mm, length 56 mm; Height: 10 mm with a sapphire crystal domed on both sides and one-sided antireflective. With four screws tightened open case back with one-sided antireflective sapphire crystal. Screwed-on strap bars with patented system Autobloc. Massive crown at the “12”.Water-resistant up to 3 atm (30m).
ETA 2892-A2, diameter = 25.60 mm (111/2”’), height =3.60 mm, 21 jewels, three-spoke Glucydur balance, Nivarox-1 flat balance-spring, index pointer with eccentric, Incabloc shock absorption, 42-hour power reserve, 4 Hz., 28,800 A/h (semi-oscillations); polished pallets, pallet wheel and screws; bridges with Côte Genève polish and circular-graining; skeletonized rotor.
Dial rosé gold coloured or silver coloured; blued hands in “Constance” shape. Spacious date window with three days indication.