Charmex JUBILÉ 1926-2006 Chronograph Limited Edition

In 2006, Montres Charmex was celebrating 80 years of activity, 80 years of quality, 80 years of meticulous work and precision at the service of exceptional timepieces. To commemorate this anniversary, Montres Charmex brought out the new JUBILÉ 1926 – 2006 collection in 2007. The first model unveiled was the RÉSERVE DE MARCHE, now followed by the CHRONOGRAPH.

The JUBILÉ 1926 – 2006 collection encapsulates this confidence and hope. It comprises five new models to be introduced over the next five years, starting in 2007. A blend of tradition and innovation, the collection draws on Charmex’ long experience in manufacturing quality watches. Not only does it highlight the heritage of watchmaking savoir-faire, it also finds unique expression through the tireless attention paid to its design and technique.

The JUBILÉ 1926 – 2006 collection comprises five exceptional mechanical timepieces. While housing different complications, they have the same extremely elegant case.

Each model will be manufactured in a limited edition of 200. Avid collectors can buy the complete JUBILÉ 1926- 2006 collection. One new model will be presented each year and, in 2011, Charmex will offer a finely-crafted box with the fifth timepiece to house the entire collection.

The case comprises four separate pieces, each with a tolerance of less than 1/10 mm. The conical shape of the threads for the screws guarantees that the case is not scratched when the screws are turned.

The blue screws harmonise with the blued, polished hands. This play of colours is repeated on the plate, which has “Limited Edition” engraved on it. The chamfered attachments bring an air of fantasy to the case’s refined lines.

The CHRONOGRAPH movement is manufactured with traditional craftsmanship by DuboisDépraz, a movement manufacturer nestled in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, in Switzerland. The rotor is rhodium-plated and snailed and has a Côtes de Genève decoration. The blue logo has been engraved with meticulous care. The bridge is circular-grained and the edges fluted.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic Dubois Dépraz cal. 2025 luxe, 47 rubies
Rhodium-plated, snailed rotor, with Côtes de Genève decoration
Blue engraved logo, blued screws, circular-grained bridge
44-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, chronograph with central second, 30 minute and 12 hour counter

Case
Stainless steel, ∅42.5 mm, fluted edges, chamfered attachments
Anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Sapphire back, 6 blued screws, conical threads
Water-resistant to 50 metres

Dial
Silver
Polished, blued steel hands

Strap
Black leather
Double folding clasp, engraved logo

Other versions
10-micron yellow gold or rose gold – plated case
Champagne-coloured dial

Edition
Edition limited to 200 pieces

Price
Retail price without VAT CHF 4’190.- (stainless steel) / CHF 4’690.- (gold plated)

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