Chronoswiss concentrates on the essentials for the new Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton: With its barely existent dial and a skeletonized movement, the stunning timepiece is freed from all superfluous material. The result is a multidimensional Regulator watch with an elaborately constructed dial and deep insights. The skeletonization exudes a particularly contemporary aura due to the masculine size of 44 mm and the innovative clear lines of the piece.
In addition to the “no frills” language of design, the dynamic coloring supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in bright colors is an absolute eye catcher. Through the semi-transparent varnish, the circular graining of the funnel is still visible.
Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also on display here: There is a smaller counterpart under the minute hand that accurately depicts an inverse image of the areas of the minute scale on a central miniature scale. These are hidden from view due to the overlapping of the large scale with the hour funnel. This trick elicits unclouded joy for the sophisticated design because the minutes can still be precisely read.
The aesthetically skeletonized hand-wound movement is characterized by a stop seconds mechanism: Activating the crown triggers a slide that blocks the balance spring. Thus even the seconds hand can be stopped and precisely set.
The latest addition to the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton range is limited edition; only 30 timepieces are being manufactured featuring a dial in galvanic black with contrasting accents in bright red and yellow, light blue and orange, or red and coral. Two more classic color combinations are available in a red gold or stainless steel case featuring a blue and silver dial each.
Model: Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton (Limited Edition)
CH-6721RS-BLSIB 18-karat red gold, limited to 10 pieces
CH-6723S-BLSIB Stainless steel, blue and silver dial, limited to 30 pieces
CH-6723S-BKYE Stainless steel, black and yellow dial, limited to 30 pieces
CH-6723S-BKLB Stainless steel, black and blue dial, limited to 30 pieces
CH-6725S-REBK Stainless steel with DLC, red and black dial, limited to 30 pieces
Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Solid 21-part case crafted in red gold, stainless steel, or DLC-coated stainless steel, satin finish and polished bezel with side knurling and curved, nonreflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and flat sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 3 bar, strap bars screwed in with patented Autobloc system
Dimensions: Ø 44 mm, height 12.48 mm
Chronoswiss caliber C. 677S, manual winding, modified on Regulator dial;
Diameter: Ø 37,20 mm (ca. 16 ½ ´´´)
Height: 4.50 mm
Balance: Hand-crafted Glucydur balance, with stop seconds mechanism
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Swan-neck precision regulator
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 2,5 Hz., 18.000 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
Finish: Pallet, pallet-wheel and screws polished, plate and bridges skeletonized and circular grained; gear-wheels skeletonized
Sophisticated dial construction on several levels. Skeletonized base, with funnel construction. Middle level with individual number of limitation. Top level screwed on foundation blocks
Watch hands: Shape Poire Stuart; red gold-plated or lacquered
Hornback crocodile leather; hand-sewn, with folding clasp