Time is both an objective dimension and a personal perception .The ancient Greeks believed that we human beings have a fateful encounter with time’s subjective aspect, which they called “kairos.” This destined meeting requires us to recognize and seize a favorable opportunity when it presents itself.
Oftentimes, however, the linkage between subjective and objective temporal factors can be crucially important, for example, when the auspicious instant occurs at a precisely defined moment in time or during a rigorously circumscribed interval of time. This is the time of the Kairos Automatique, a wristwatch that leaves nothing to chance.
The perfection of the watch’s external appearance is logically continued inside its consummately shaped case, which is watertight to 30 meters and assembled from 19 individual parts. The transparent sapphire crystal in the back allows one to admire a highly precise automatic movement with a ball-borne rotor.
Love for details is evident in the finely engine-turned dial, which is crafted from sterling silver, as well as in the meticulously polished, blued steel hands and the date display.
CH 2821 K, 18ct. gold (48g)
CH 2821 K R, 18ct. (48g)
CH 2822 K, 18ct. gold (12g)/steel
CH 2822 K R, 18ct. red gold (12g)/steel
CH 2823 K, steel
CH 2823 K bk, steel
Hour, minute, second, date
Massive 19-part case, ø 38 mm, height 9,50 mm, smoothed and polished, screwed, decorative bezel with non-reflective sapphire crystal, screwed back with full thread and non-reflective sapphire crystal, turnip crown, screwed-on strap bars with patented Autobloc safety system, water-resistant up to 3 atm (30 m)
Caliber ETA 2892-A2, automatic winding, ø 25,60 mm (111/2 ´´´), 21 Jewels, Incabloc shock-absorber,42 hours power-reserve, 4 Hz., 28.800 vibrations per hour (vph)
Massive, guilloché 925 Sterling-Silver dial, with printed Arabic numerals,
models are available with different dials, blued or white varnished steel hands Breguet Losange
Chronoswiss “Kairos” family
Chronoswiss created the Kairos line of watches in 1989. The classic Kairos Automatic and the Kairos Automatic-Chronograph have become esteemed leader models in the exclusive mechanical Chronoswiss collection.
Now the small Kairos family celebrates the addition of several further models: the classic Kairos-Automatic with matte black dial enchants by its distinguished reserve. White Breguet numbers and white lacquered steel hands make it very easy to read. For good reason nothing has changed in the perfectly shaped special steel bottom with an inlet of sapphire glass, waterproof to a depth of 30 meters.
The Kairos Medium is targeted at watch enthusiasts, gentlemen with a small wrist or ladies who look for an expressive wristwatch with automatic winding. Every glance at the 19-part case, the discreet dial of massive sterling silver, the carefully polished blue steel hands and the bevelled date window of this distinguished model reveals the typical love of detail Chronoswiss has become renowned for. The Kairos Medium is available in gold, gold/steel and steel.
Although ladies have had a considerable influence on the development of the wristwatch, they are generally given short shrift when new models are created; but not at Chronoswiss. The volume of the case of the new Kairos “Lady” is perfectly suitable to the rigorous demands of the athletic, elegant woman.
The 30 mm diameter, the thinness and the precise finish of all details make this classic model a piece of jewellery for every women’s wrist. Of course, to preserve the precious good time, only a mechanical clockwork can be used. The Kairos “Lady” Automatic is available in gold, gold/steel and steel.
Since 1995 Chronoswiss is able to present another novelty. The new models have exclusive Breguet Losange type steel hands presently available only at Chronoswiss. All the hands are carefully finished manually ground to a point (i.e. bomb shaped) and polished.