Being the closest of all heavenly bodies, moon has always been responsible for pulling mankind in its magical wake. For all of the peoples of the earth, the moon personifies the rhythm of cyclical time and the realm of coming and going. The phases of the waxing, waning and reappearing moon signify enlightenment, perpetual renewal, in short: eternity. Mystically, the full moon stands for physical strength and intelligence, the diminishing moon for decay and filling moon for growth and rejuvenation. The lunar phases control the tides and many aspects of human existence.
Thus, as a symbol of periodic renewal, the moon is inseperably connected to time and its measurement. For example: the Babylonic calendar, from 2000 years BC, was based on a difference of 29 1/2 days between new moons. Its year was separated into 12 lunations or months. And the Christians orientate themselves on the first full-moon in Spring for the placement of their Easter festivities.
Small wonder then that already the first of the mechanical motion clocks showed the fascinating, perpetual life cycle of the moon. Since these early times, the well-loved moon-phase display belongs to the basic repertoire of the watchmaker’s handwork. Many standing, table, pocket and wrist timepieces take their charm from the small, half circular cutout in the clock face through which the development of the moon can be observed. Driven by the clockwork, it moves daily in accordance with the astral variables.
With its “Lunar” model, Chronoswiss once again brings to life the long tradition of the moon-phase display. This sportsman’s chronograph is available in solid gold, steel and gold or all steel. A date display enhances the clear watch face that is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The familiar Chronoswiss case is water resistant to 100 feet. A precise and carefully adjusted automatic movement of the caliber C.755 ensures that the accuracy of the “Lunar” chronograph will never become moonstruck.
CH 7520 L, platinum 950 (69g), limited edition (99 pieces)
CH 7521 L W, 18ct. white gold (52g)
CH 7521 L, 18ct. gold (52g)
CH 7521 L R, 18ct. red gold (52g)
CH 7522 L, 18ct. gold (12g)/steel
CH 7522 L R, 18ct. red gold (12g)/steel
CH 7523 L, steel
CH 7523L bk, steel
Hour, minute, second, analog date, moonphase, Chrono-center-second, 30-minute-register, 12-hour-register
Massive 23-part case, ø 38 mm, height 15 mm, smoothed and polished, screwed, decorative bezel with non-reflective sapphire crystal, screwed back with full thread and non-reflective sapphire crystal, massive turnip crown and pushers, screwed-on strap bars with patented Autobloc safety system,water-resistant up to 3 atm (30 m)
Chronoswiss Caliber C.755, automatic winding,ø 30 mm (13¼ ´´´), 25 Jewels, Incabloc shock-absorber, 46 hours power-reserve, 4 Hz., 28.800 vibrations per hour (vph), individually numbered
Massive, guilloché 925 Sterling-Silver dial, with printed Arabic numerals, minute-circle with ¼ second-division, blued, gilt or white varnished steel hands Breguet Losange