Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Collection: Aqua Blue, Sea Salt Grey and Emperor Blue

Swiss luxury watch brand Czapek & Cie unveils three new references of its iconic Quai des Bergues collection, featuring a new dial beautifully decorated with a unique handcrafted guilloché pattern.

The Czapek exclusive “Ricochet” guilloché pattern takes the inspiration by an ancient design created by Francois Czapek in the 1850s. Its main characteristic and unique feature is the presence of a double focal point, unlike traditional guilloche patterns with only one focal point at the centre of the dial. The two focal points, corresponding to the two iconic Czapek subdials – indicating small seconds and power reserve – create a fascinating “wave interferences” in the dial.

Unveiled for the first time in Baselworld 2017, the Guilloché “Ricochet” features a bombé guilloché dial in a special gold, silver, palladium and platinum alloy handcrafted by one of the best Swiss ateliers, Metalem. It blends both modern and traditional approaches. For example “Czapek” has been printed directly on the dial rather than engraved in a “cartouche”, to give a touch of modernity together with indexes and one Arabic numeral, while the dial has been “bombé” like the pocket watches’ cases.

The Quai des Bergues Guilloché 2017 collection comes in 3 different colours: Aqua Blue, Sea Salt Grey and the unique piece Emperor Blue.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Aqua Blue
Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Aqua Blue

The Aqua Blue guilloché dial is proposed in a 42,5 mm XO steel case breaking the rules of traditional watchmaking: usually handcrafted Guilloché, one of the pinnacle of watchmaking craftsmanship, is reserved for Grandes Complications and precious material preventing many watch lovers to access to it.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Sea Salt Grey
Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Sea Salt Grey

The Quai des Bergues Guilloché Sea Salt Grey with its 1N White Gold case combined with the light grey guilloché dial is the most sophisticated and purest model in the line.

The unique piece Quai des Bergues Guilloché Emperor Blue features an original nuance of the blue colour which perfectly matches with the 42.5 mm diameter 5N Rose Gold Case and the Fleur-de-Lys hands. This model features an exquisite blue alligator strap with a special “two-tone patina” treatment giving the look of a shoe patina.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Emperor Blue
Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Emperor Blue

As with every Czapek Quai des Bergues time piece, the movement of the Guilloché models is the Calibre SXH1, a high luxury proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement developed by Czapek in collaboration with Chronode. The movement is magnificently finished with double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges, manual anglage and blued screws.

26 Quai des Bergues Guilloché pieces will be manufactured in 2017.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre SXH1: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement
Power-reserve > 168 hours (7 days) on 2 barrel-springs
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 VpH
Diameter: 32 mm – 14 lines ¼
Height: 4.75 mm
Finish: double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges, blue screws, bevelling, final anglage main

Functions
Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Small second at 7h30
Power reserve indication with weekdays at 4h30

Model: Quai des Bergues Guilloché Sea Salt Grey

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Sea Salt Grey

Case
White Gold case with Czapek’s “Queen Bee” Hallmark
42.5 mm of external diameter
36.40 mm open diameter
Curved Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)

Dial
Sea Salt Grey “Guilloché Main” dial in a special gold, silver, palladium and platinum alloy.
Unique and Exclusive Czapek “Ricochet” guilloche design inspired by a Czapek Guilloché of the 1850’s
“Fleur de Lys” hands in Blue Gold

Strap
Alligator strap with White Gold buckle

Production
Millesime 2017: Limited production of 10 pieces

Recommended Retail Price
CHF 25’900

Model: Quai des Bergues Guilloché Aqua Blue

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Aqua Blue

Case
XO steel case
42.5 mm of external diameter
36.40 mm open diameter
Curved Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)

Dial
Aqua Blue bombé “Guilloché Main” dial in a special gold, silver, palladium and platinum alloy
Unique and Exclusive Czapek “Ricochet” guilloche design inspired by a Czapek Guilloché of the 1850’s
Steel Hands

Strap
Two-tone “Patiné” Alligator strap with XO steel buckle

Production
Millesime 2017: Limited production of 15 pieces

Recommended Retail Price
CHF 14’800

Model: Quai des Bergues Guilloché Emperor Blue

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Guilloché Emperor Blue

Case
5N Rose Gold case with Czapek’s “Queen Bee” Hallmark
42.5 mm of external diameter
36.40 mm open diameter
Curved Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)

Dial
Emperor Blue “Guilloché Main” dial in a special gold, silver, palladium and platinum alloy
Unique and Exclusive Czapek “Ricochet” guilloche design inspired by a Czapek Guilloché of the 1850’s
“Fleur de Lys” hands in Rose Gold

Strap
Alligator strap with white gold buckle

Production
Unique piece

Recommended Retail Price
CHF 25’900