By presenting KLEPCYS collection, Swiss luxury watch brand CYRUS pays homage to Babylon, the  intellectual and scientific city of the ancient world. Babylon was a city of innumerable material and spiritual treasures also boasted magnificent architecture. But despite its reputable invincibility, the city was conquered. It was subdued by CYRUS the Great who, in contrast to the then military practices of the time, decided to preserve this jewel of destruction.

Babylon was famous its glorious hanging gardens which King Nebuchadnezzar had built for his wife, Queen Amytis. Babylon was well known for its mighty seven-storey tower which reached 91 metres in height and was known as the tower “with its top in the heavens”.

CYRUS KLEPCYS watch red gold model

The KLEPCYS collection has brought long-forgotten history back to life. It is only available in a limited series and whose owner will be its sole guardian. This unique timepiece collection reminds us the Babylonian architecture and wealth.

An imposing case with a diameter of 48mm (including the crowns) boasts four walls in the shape of horns with high quality finish, and encompasses the main watch mechanism. The slanting lugs for a black HORNBACK crocodile leather band fit the wrist perfectly.


The watch with an 18-carat red gold or 18-carat grey gold case combined with Grade 5 titanium with a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) finish is available only in a limited series. The visible screws remind one of the three-part CYRUS brand logo and represent the “locks” of the walls of BABYLON.

The retrograde hand moves along the 180° axis and changes colour (while rotating the 180 degrees) depending on the time of day (day or night). Regardless of the hand’s position, the minute and second discs are always aligned and accurate during the linear reading of time. This patented alignment is based on a one-of-a-kind mechanism which controls the speed of the (retrograde and rotating) hour, minute, and second wheels.

CYRUS KLEPCYS watch date

Next major highlight of the dial is the patented and unique retrograde date display. The units digits (from 0 to 9) rest one on top of the other, while the tens digits change before the units digits. Once the tens digit reaches the figure 9, the figure moves in retrograde and rotates by 90 degrees. It simultaneously opens the space for the next tens digit which is placed before the units digit 0.

CYRUS KLEPCYS watch white gold and DLC

Finally, the tribute to the renowned Tower of Babel, the building “with its top in the heavens”, should be mentioned: a full moon with realistic crater images which links the watch to the sky.

CYRUS KLEPCYS watch moon phase

The lunar phases are represented by a black patch which gradually covers the full moon. When the moon is fully covered, the three-section CYRUS brand logo becomes visible. Time eventually conquers the waning moon.

This luxurious watch has been designed in cooperation with Jean- François Mojon who developed the OPUS X by Harry Winston.

CYRUS KLEPCYS watch white gold and DLC

The watch face required precise and careful work as well. It mimics the shape of similar triangles. The three angles of the triangles resemble the three parts of the CYRUS brand logo. The logo is identical to the one in the centre of the product, the heart of BABYLON, which comes alive to the rhythm of passing seconds.

The case back of every KLEPCYS collection watch contains an identical copy of a more than 2,500-year-old COIN, fashioned during the reign of CYRUS. Today, the original is owned by the founders of CYRUS in Switzerland. The COIN is a remnant of the first currency in the world; thus, it bears a great historic as well as financial value. All KLEPCYS watches bear the imprint of this very COIN containing the images of a lion and a bull, the indisputable symbols of authority during the reign of CYRUS.

The KLEPCYS watch also bear a special message directed at the owner, imprinted around the coin: “BABYLON IS A CITY-STATE WITH A UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE AND GATHERING ALL THE TECHNICAL AND INTELLECTUAL KNOW-HOW OF ITS TIME”. On the case back, you can also discover the inscription “PROUDLY MADE FOR DEMANDING PEOPLE.”

CYRUS KLEPCYS watches are available in exclusively designed and exquisitely manufactured presentation cases.

Technical details


Calibre CYR598
Automatic movement with a unique display of the time on a movable axis, with a retrograde hour function, day/night indication, large date calendar with retrograde rotating three-dimensional tens, spherical moon with moon phase indication by gradual rise of a patch
Frequency: 4Hz, 28,800vph
Power reserve: > 40 hours
Number of components: 456
Number of rubies: 37
Crown position 0: Manual winding
Crown position 1: Set time (possible only in a clockwise direction)
Full wind-up: 30 turns of the winding stem
Oscillating mass: Customised décor on the mass
Ceramic ball bearings without lubrication

Time function
Three-dimensional retrograde display mechanism
Reading of hours, minutes and seconds on a movable axis with a day/night indication
Precise guidance of the retrograde height of the hour hand with a ruby bearing
Patent applied for

Large date, retrograde three-dimensional tens, pivoting
Precise guidance of the height of the tens hand with a ruby bearing
Patent applied for

Phases of the moon
Three-dimensional moon
Progressive rising of the patch to indicate the various moon phases In case of a fully covered moon: appearance of the CYRUS logo

Other details
Inertial balance for greater adjustment stability
Springs sized using FEM (Finite Element Method)
Sprockets with optimised teeth (reduced play)
Maximum use of stainless steel for better corrosion resistance
CYRUS-specific hardware

Presentation case
Designed by CYRUS design workshops
Contents: Moon phase regulator, spare black crocodile strap, warranty card

Model: CYRUS KLEPCYS Ref 539.001.A

Diameter: 48mm (including crowns)
Material: 18K red gold
175 grams of gold
Coin (medallion): 18K red gold
Identical copy of the original, over 2,500-year-old coin (the original coin is the property of CYRUS)

Crocodile, sewn by hand, brown, tone on tone stitching
Replacement bracelet: Crocodile, sewn by hand, black, tone on tone stitching
Clasp: 18K red gold folding clasp
Design inspired by the shape of the case
CYRUS logo on the cap

Limited series
33 pieces

Model: CYRUS KLEPCYS Ref 539.002.A

Diameter: 48mm (including crowns)
Material: 18K white gold horns, DLC-coated titanium case (black)
Coin (medallion): 18K red gold
Identical copy of the original, over 2,500-year-old coin (The original coin is the property of CYRUS).

Crocodile, sewn by hand, black, tone on tone stitching
Replacement bracelet: Crocodile, sewn by hand, black, tone on tone stitching
Clasp: Black titanium clasp
Design inspired by the shape of the case
CYRUS logo on the cap

Limited series
88 pieces

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