In 2018, Chronoswiss is celebrating its 35th anniversary and also marks the 30th anniversary of Regulator, the first stand-alone model in the history of the great Swiss watch company. In this year, Chronoswiss is launching a new interpretation of the popular Regulator timepiece.
Following the revolutionary 3D dials and skeletonizations of recent years, Chronoswiss is now introducing the Flying Regulator Open Gear version featuring a revolutionary regulator style dial layout with visible movement parts.
Its dial is simultaneously its module board, onto which the train wheel bridges of the skeletonized gears are mounted. These move on four ruby bearings, generating the least possible friction. The train wheel bridges have also been elaborately skeletonized and boast carefully angled and polished edges.
Six visually appealing blued screws keep them reliably in their intended place on the dial, once more proving the brand´s credo of functional design. At 6 o’clock on the dial, the Flying Regulator Open Gear reveals an exciting insight.
The dial and the bridge have been skeletonized at the height of the small second so that you can see the second wheel in action. As the associated seconds scale – just like the display for the hour at 12 o’clock, by the way – floats above the dial on a funnel-like display, the gaze is virtually drawn towards the inner workings and to the seconds wheel, designed to look like a rotary dial.
The Flying Regulator Open Gear comes in four different variants: stainless steel with dials in galvanic blue, black or silver, or in a red gold case with galvanic silver dial. SuperLumiNova inlays on the hands and indexes always ensure great legibility in the dark.
This new model is a pure Chronoswiss development, from the design to the dial module. Its 37 individual parts were manufactured in Lucerne and then assembled in the House of Chronoswiss. The “Atelier Lucerne” mark, resplendent on the dial, is testament to this. Furthermore, the brand’s complete prototype construction is now performed in-house.
Model: Flying Regulator Open Gear
CH-8751R-SISI: 18-karat red gold, dial galvanic silver
CH-8753-BKBK: Stainless steel, dial galvanic black
CH-8753-BLBL: Stainless steel, dial galvanic blue
CH-8753-SISI: Stainless steel, dial galvanic silver
Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Solid 16-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 10 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
Measurements: Ø 41 mm, height 13.85 mm
Chronoswiss caliber C. 299, automatic, with stop seconds
Diameter: Ø 35.20 mm, impulse-angle: 51°
Height: 6.11 mm
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Anachron
Fine Adjustment: Via Excenter
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Special features: Skeletonized and rhodium-plated rotor with Côtes de Genève and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with perlage
Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level galvanized in different colors, upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display
Feuille shape; thermally blued, red-gold- or rhodium-plated and polished; with Super-LumiNova inlays
Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut
Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn