CYRUS Watches KLEPCYS Collection

By presenting KLEPCYS collection, Swiss luxury watch brand CYRUS pays homage to Babylon, the historic intellectual and scientific City of 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”.

The KLEPCYS collection has brought long-forgotten history back to life. Almost all the intellectuals and scientists of the era are united in this exquisite watch, which 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.
The case design of the watch arouses in us the enthusiasm for CYRUS’s men and their emotions as they saw the walls of Babylon in the distance.

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 a 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.
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.
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. 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.

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 collection products 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 …”

You will feel incredibly proud when this precious watch adorns your victorious wrist and re-enchants your attitude towards time. Let the message engraved in the back of the watch immortalize this experience: “Proudly made for demanding people.”

BABYLON collection products are available in exclusively designed and exquisitely manufactured presentation cases.

CYRUS KLEPCYS Ref 539.002.A
Description: 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. Swiss made. Limited series: 88 pieces

Movement:
– CYR598 automatic, 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

Calendar:
– 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

Case
– 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).

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

Bracelet:
– 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

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

CYRUS KLEPCYS Ref 539.001.A
Description: 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. Swiss made.Limited series: 33 pieces

Movement
– CYR598 automatic, 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

Calendar:
– 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

Case
– 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).

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

Bracelet:
– 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

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

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