This new special edition watch is a beautiful marriage between avant-garde design and traditional métiers d´arts, which become evident in the dial sophisticatedly decorated with guilloche by hand. The wave-like pattern is crafted onto the dial in the House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne by means of an ancient rose-engine lathe, and afterwards galvanized blue.
The unusual and intricately designed day/night dome display at the 9 o’clock position is another thing to catch the eye. It was embedded in a half-dome and given a gleaming metallic look with titanium. The stars on the night side even glow in the dark thanks to their Super-LumiNova coating.
The luminous white material on the hands and indexes also significantly helps to ensure optimum legibility at night. The day side is a lighter shade of blue. The dial design alone comprises a total of 19 parts.
In terms of color, the new limited edition focuses on the elegant combination of blue and silver, complimented by a stainless steel case. The limited edition numbers of the 50 timepieces are meticulously painted by hand on the bottom of the day/night display.
Alongside the latter, the Flying Regulator Night and Day watch also features a 3-day date display at the 3 o’clock position. At the 6 o’clock position, the dial reveals some intense insights. Here, Chronoswiss has artfully uncovered the seconds wheel, on which the funnel-shaped scale draws the gaze almost hypnotically. The day/night display and date are easy to set using the crown.
Apart from the limited edition, three further designs are available in the collection: elegant red gold combined with a matte black galvanized dial, or a sporty stainless steel case with a blue or silver dial.
Model: Flying Regulator Night and Day
CH-8763-BLSI Stainless steel, hand-guilloched dial; Limited to 50 timepieces
CH-8761R-BKBK 18-karat red gold, dial galvanic black
CH-8763-BLBL Stainless steel, dial galvanic blue
CH-8763-SISI Stainless steel, dial galvanic silver
Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00, date window at 3:00, 3-D day/night display at 9:00
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. 296, automatic, with stop seconds
Diameter: Ø 26.20 mm / Ø 25.60 mm (11½´´´), impulse-angle 51°
Height: 4,35 mm
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox 1
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 ball bearing and Côtes de Genève; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with perlage
Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level decorated with guilloche by hand (limited edition), and/or galvanized in different colors, with 3-D day/night display and skeletonized small seconds; upper level featuring funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display
Feuille shape; thermally blued, red-gold- or rhodium-plated and polished; with Super-LumiNova inlays
Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn