CYRUS KAMBYS is a mechanical timepiece with manual double barrel winding and a seven-day power reserve. The movement (290 components, 50 rubies) is a 100% in-house manufacture movement, created under the aegis of renowned, award winning Swiss watchmaker Jean-François Mojon.
The CYRUS KAMBYS watch was designed in perfect synergy with the brand’s identity, which places great emphasis on attention to detail. Recognizable as a CYRUS from first glance, it has a sleek design, where each element has been carefully weighed up and designed by the in-house team. The patented design perfectly moulds the shape of the wrist.
The CYRUS KAMBYS watch will be made in Titanium (reference 529.001.C ) and Black DLC titanium and red gold (reference 529.002.C) versions. Customized timepieces will be also available.
CAMBYSES was the name of CYRUS THE GREAT’s son and successor. Each of collections from the brand is linked to the history of CYRUS (the ‘KUROS’ collection takes its name from the Greek for CYRUS, for example).
This new collection pays homage to CYRUS THE GREAT’s son, adapting his name slightly so that it starts with a ‘K’ – the letter with which the names of all three of CYRUS collections begin.
The CYRUS KAMBYS collection is the fruit of the partnership between the two founders, Julien and Laurent LECAMP. The selection of functions, the manual movement, the design features and the unusual bracelet were all created and developed within the family, with the utmost respect for the CYRUS philosophy. The distinctive mark of the two cousins can be found discreetly inscribed on the back of the calibre. Four digits, 7778 are etched, recalling the cousins’ two birth dates.
Highlighting the classic character of this new timepiece, CYRUS offers elegant functions (hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve) and a unique, secret animation, all brought to life by a spectacular movement which is fully visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case.
At first glance it catches your eye, the power reserve (between 2 and 4 o’clock) will captivate you with its three barrels sliding progressively along a vertical axis as the seven days unfold…Each barrel has a power reserve of two days, apart from the final barrel (three days).
The seconds function is truly original and technically advanced, with its three angled hands, each of which counts 20 seconds before passing the baton to the next hand.
Then there is the secret animation (between 9 and 12 o’clock), which is activated by simply pressing the crown at 3 o’clock. The text ‘limited edition’ then appears. Press it again, and the Cyrus coin (the first coin in the history of humanity, produced under the reign of CYRUS THE GREAT) appears to replace the previous inscription. When you press this crown one more time, the CYRUS logo will appear.
A perfect continuation of the curve of the timepiece, the bracelet also has at its centre an opening, at the heart of which there are three barrels in a mechanism which recalls the ‘abacus’ design of the power reserve.
Model: CYRUS KAMBYS
Manufacture movement (CAL 7778)
Developed in collaboration with Jean-François Mojon
Manual winding (using the crown at 3 o’clock)
290 components, 50 rubies
Frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour)
Hours, minutes, seconds
Titanium (brushed, polished and sandblasted)/Grade 5 Black DLC Titanium and 18K 5N Rose gold
Diameter: 50 mm (including the two crowns)
46 mm length x 42.7 mm width (excluding crowns)
Thickness: 15 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Crown at 3 o’clock
– Setting time
Stop second function when stem is pulled out
Crown at 9 o’clock
Displays the following on demand: Cyrus logo/serial number/Cyrus coin (or other personalized element)
Slightly open-worked dial with all grey or black NAC galvanic treatment and vertical satin-brushed finish
Frosted rhodium-plated golden hours and minutes hands with red lacquered tips
Small seconds indicator with three red lacquered hands of different length crossing three 120° arcs
Power reserve indicator with three sliding cylinders in polished, anodized aluminium (titanium version) or anodized golden aluminium (black DLC with red gold version) with beveled profiles
Secret animation with customizable rotating disc, open-worked cover fixed with a three-arm bridge personalized with the Cyrus logo
Anti-allergic rubber strap
Openwork design with moving barrels, echoing the power reserve of the watch itself
Triple folding, titanium
188 pieces per model
Functions in detail
Hours/Minutes In the centre
Seconds In the 7–8 o’clock position
Three hands with three arms of different lengths to cover the three sectors of 120°.
Each hand (inclined by 8°) passes over to the next every 20 seconds (0 -> 20 sec. / 20 -> 40 sec. / 40 -> 0 sec.).
Power Reserve indication
In the 1–5 o’clock position
Length: 7 days (minimum)
Three barrels slide progressively, one after the other, along a vertical axis.
The two smaller cylinders each represent two days of power reserve. The third barrel represents three days.
In the 9–12 o’clock position
With a simple press on the crown at the 9 o’clock position, the following elements are displayed in the opening: CYRUS logo, the number of the piece and Cyrus coin (a 2,500-year-old coin, made during the reign of CYRUS THE GREAT)
Option to personalize animation
- Titanium/Black DLC titanium and red gold case
- The number of the in-house calibre bears the distinctive mark of the two original founders (and creators of the KAMBYS collection): 7778, recalling the two years of the cousins’ birth Laurent LECAMP (1977) and Julien LECAMP (1978)
- Transparent sapphire crystal case showcasing visible movement
- Each element of the design has been created internally by CYRUS (back cover, hands…)
- The first piece in this collection (a personalized piece) will be donated to the ONLY WATCH charity auction