For Chronoswiss, the year 2013 will be an important one: for one, it marks the thirtieth anniversary of the brand’s founding. There is, however, another reason to celebrate: the legendary Régulateur will turn 25. Therefore, it makes sense to pay tribute to the ticking figurehead of the brand – in the shape of the Régulateur 30.
This anniversary watch is actually an “untypical” Régulateur, very surprising in that it includes a window at the 12 o’clock position. It is here that the hour is placed within a “digital” display. The minute display has moved upward a little bit, intersecting the display of seconds. As an exclusive anniversary model, the Régulateur 30 will be available only in a limited edition of 130 pieces in a red gold case and 300 pieces in a stainless steel case.
It’s delightful “face” is what captures one’s attention at first sight, boasting a lavish barleycorn guilloché pattern cut into the pure Sterling silver dial and emanating from its center. Both versions also contain a chessboard guilloché pattern within the minute and seconds subdials. This timeless aesthetic is completed by thermally blued hands, which have been ground by hand and thus display precisely the right length for the dials’ displays.
Model: Régulateur 30
CH 2811 R: 18-karat red gold (limited edition of 130 watches)
CH 2813: Stainless steel (limited edition of 300 watches)
Solid 21-part case, polished, flat, screw-down polished bezel with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal, screw-down polished case back with full thread and anti-reflective coating on one side of sapphire crystal, onion-style crown (solid in material of case), screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc System, water-resistant to 3 atm
Measurements: Ø 40 mm, height 9.65 mm
Diameter Ø: 25,60 mm ( 11½ ´´´)
Height: 3.60 mm
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Shock protection: Incabloc shock protection
Frequency: 28.800 vph (oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Skeletonized and gold-plated rotor with côtes de Genève, ball bearing, polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws, bridges with côtes de Genève
Solid Sterling silver (925), guilloché
Hands: Blued hands, hand-finished, Feuille shape
Louisiana crocodile leather
Clasp: Pin buckle or folding clasp