An exciting play on the Regulator is the variant with the jumping hour. The hours are not displayed as with the “classic” Regulator by sub-dials, but are presented digitally in a window, making it look like a date at first sight.
Chronoswiss dedicated a limited Regulator model to this particularly clever complication some years ago on the occasion of the brand’s 30th anniversary. And the Regulator Jumping Hour has secured itself a permanent position in the classic collection ever since. In 2016 Chronoswiss is going a step further for this model, too, and launching a 3D version: the Flying Regulator Jumping Hour.
Above the watch dials with their characteristic guilloche pattern, the sub-dials rise for the minute hand and the seconds hand, artistically designed on a plinth. The arched glass offers a particularly good experience of this three-dimensionality. As with its close relative, the Flying Regulator, the watch dials of the Flying Regulator Jumping Hour are also dominated by the elaborate signature guilloche.
Depending on the angle, the sophisticated geometrical pattern, which reveals its true beauty when exposed to light, appears chequered or as a complex basketwork. The Chronoswiss Signature Guilloche is an in-house design developed in the studios of House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne. That is why the “Atelier Lucerne” inscription adorns the watch dials.
This Regulator model also comes with a choice of several colours and material variations, from the classic and timeless combination in a red gold or stainless steel case and a silver dial to dials in enigmatic black, which are lent a dynamic touch by signal red hands, through to extravagant, sporty galvanic tones such as blue or orange. Straps with coloured interior leather specially made for the Flying collection play skilfully on the colour tones.
Model: Sirius Flying Regulator Jumping Hour
CH-8321R-SISI: 18 ct. red gold, dial galvanic silver
CH-8321R-BKBK: 18 ct. red gold, dial galvanic black
CH-8325-BKBK: Stainless steel with DLC coating, dial galvanic black
CH-8325-BLBL: Stainless steel with DLC coating, dial galvanic blue
CH-8323-SISI: Stainless steel, dial galvanic silver
CH-8323-BLOR: Stainless steel, dial galvanic blue
Digital jumping hour at 12:00, off-centre minute, small seconds at 6:00
Solid 28-piece, red gold or stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 3 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
Dimensions: Ø 40 mm, height 12 mm
Chronoswiss Caliber C.283, automatic
Diameter: Ø 30 mm (approx. 13´´´)
Height: 5.35 mm
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Anachron
Fine adjustment: Via eccentric cam
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28,800 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Finish: Rhodium or gold-plated, skeletonised rotor with Geneva Stripes, ball bearing mounted; circular-grained plate with spiral stripes; circular grained bridges; polished lever, escape wheel and screws
Signature Guilloche base with “flying” sub-dial floating above screwed plinths, galvanised in different colour combinations
Hands: Feuille shape; curved, thermally blued or gold-/rhodium-plated and diamond cut or lacquered
Louisiana crocodile leather or embossed calfskin with red lining leather