Chronoswiss is celebrating its 35-year history with the limited Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition – hence the colored 35 on the minute scale – and simultaneously is honoring its bestselling model. The anniversary watch’s unusual design is a play on the Regulator theme, placing it front and center with the “Open Gear” design. The dial simultaneously serves as its module board, onto which the train wheel bridges of the skeletonized gears are mounted.
The train wheel bridges have also been elaborately skeletonized and boast carefully angled and polished edges. Six polished screws keep them reliably in place, showcasing once again the brand’s principle of functional design. The Flying Regulator Open Gear also reveals surprising insights at 6 o’clock. 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.
The Anniversary Edition was first launched to celebrate the brand´s 35th birthday in 2018 and is now complemented by two additional color combinations. Manufactured in a limited edition of just 35 watches, the Anniversary Edition now features stainless steel cases with black-colored dials and outer rings in bright metallic orange. Another 35 timepieces are available with a blue dial and black outer ring.
The dials for the anniversary watches are painstakingly guillochéd by hand in the House of Chronoswiss studios using a historical rose engine machine. The individual limited edition number is also applied by hand, whereas at the back, a special engraving further commemorates 35 years of Chronoswiss. Super-LumiNova inlays on the hands and indexes also always ensure optimum legibility in the dark.
Model: Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition
CH-8753-BKOR Stainless steel, dial guilloche à la main, black and orange dial, limited to 35 timepieces
CH-8753-BLBK Stainless steel, dial guilloche à la main, blue and black, limited to 35 timepieces
Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Solid 16-piece, 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: 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 colored rotor (blue or orange, depending on reference number), with Côtes de Genève and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with Dial perlage Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level decorated by handwith rose-engine turning, a colored 35 on the minutes scale, and a plate with hand-painted limited edition number. Upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display.
Feuille shape; rhodium-plated and polished; with Super-LumiNova inlays
Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut
Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn with stitches in matching colors