Chronoswiss Orea Automatique Red Gold (Ref CH 1261 R)

“Orea” means “The Beautiful One.” And, indeed, the “Orea” unites impossible-to-overlook elements of classicism with the intoxicating fascination of mechanical time measurement. Among its other sources, this exemplary synthesis results from an uncompromising reliance on the long history of the development of the mechanical wristwatch, a grand history to which Chronoswiss has paid homage ever since the firm was founded in 1983.

The wristwatches in the “Orea” line embody the conscious revival of a great chapter in the history of watchmaking. They number among the very few serially produced models which still have genuine enamel dials as standard equipment. Chronoswiss thus helps to encourage a glorious renaissance in the fine art of enameling.

All this and much more is embodied by the “Orea” from Chronoswiss. Its classically circular case, which is available in two different diameters, combines sensitive, skilful design with elegance and high-quality manufacturing. A valuable dial made of genuine enamel keeps alive a fine old craft which very nearly disappeared. The same is true of the individually sharpened and polished blued steel hands. Lovingly and finely crafted movements with manual or automatic winding measure and reliably keep precious time.

In this version, the case is made of that precious material which a physicist might describe as follows. Latin name: aureum. Number in the periodic table of the elements: 79. Atomic weight: 197. Density: 19.32 grams per cubic centimeter. Melting point: 1,064 degrees Celsius. Soluble: in aqua regia, which is a mixture of 3 parts concentrated hydrochloric acid with 1 part concentrated nitric acid. The material can be given a white, yellow, pink or reddish hue by alloying it with copper, silver, platinum or nickel.

Chronoswiss’s owner Gerd-Rüdiger Lang consciously decided in favor of a reddish hue and therefore opted for the incomparable warmth of red gold. His well-considered decision adds an even greater measure of classicism to an already classic design. In other words: watch cases made from this exclusive alloy put the proverbial “dot” on the “i” in the successful “Orea” line.

Technical details
Reference: CH 1261 R, 18ct. red gold (35g)

Displays
Hour, minute, second

Case
Massive 18-part case, ø 36,50 mm, height 10,30 mm, polished, decorative bezel, non-reflective sapphire crystal, screwed back with full thread and non-reflective sapphire crystal,winding-crown with Onyx-Cabochon, screwed-on strap bars with patented Autobloc safety system,water-resistant up to 3 atm (30 m)

Movement
Manufacture Caliber C.121, automatic winding,ø 26,80 mm ( 113/4 ´´´) , 30 Jewels, Incabloc shock-absorber,40 hours power-reserve, 3 Hz., 21.600 vibrations per hour (vph)

Dial
Enamel dial with black, Arabic or Roman numerals,optional red “12”, blued steel hands pear (Poire)

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