Kennsen Bi-Compax Chronograph

This classic chronograph model made by Swiss watch brand Kennsen is equipped with the self winding caliber KV772, a bi-compax version of the legendary Valjoux 7750 movement acclaimed for its robustness and precision. As the name suggests, the watch features two sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock.

To ensure superior grade chronometric standards, each movement is adjusted to -2 to +6 seconds per day and in five positions. After casing, each watch is tested for water resistance (5 ATM) and checked again in five positions for functioning and timekeeping.

In its aesthetic side, the Calibre KV772 features Côtes-de-Genève and snailing on the plates. Movement screws have been replaced to complement these finishes. The matt and anthracite finishing of the rotor adds an interesting counterpoint to the plates. The Bi-Compax plate also sports Côtes-de-Genève finishing.

The watch cases for the Kennsen Bi-Compax Chronograph are made in Delémont by Victorinox. The in-house designed case ensures optimum visibility of the dial and wearer comfort. Tested for a water-resistance of 50 metres/165 feet, the watch case is crafted from superior quality 316L1.4435 stainless steel. The case measures 42mm diameter, 49mm across the lugs and 13.4mm height. Its wrist-friendly lugs ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

The sapphire crystal case-back gives a view of the movement and rotor. Each watch is individually numbered. The pusher sleeves are horizontally brushed by hand; the front and back bezels are hand polished, and case-middle has horizontal brushing . The case chamfers provide a sporty yet elegant feel.

Manufactured in Porrentruy, the massive and well proportioned dial boasts a silver colour. The dial is decorated with Circular graining, matt brushing and sun-ray finishing. Each timepiece is fitted with a hand-made top-grade Alligator strap custom made by Hirsch. Kennsen watches are delivered in a hand-made leather wallet which provides a practical and protective storage solution when the watch is not being worn.

Technical details

Functions
Timekeeping with hours, minutes, small seconds
Chronograph function with minutes and seconds
Hacking small seconds

Movement
Calibre KV772 Automatic
48 hr power reserve
Frequency: 28’800 vph (4 Hz)
29 Jewels

Case
Three-part hand polished and brushed stainless steel
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Height: 13.4mm
Lugs: 49.0 mm
Rectangular pushers with hand-brushed sleeves
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Front glass: Domed, anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire
Case back: Flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

Dial
Three level, galvanic plating with matt finishing
Raised, sun-ray brushed chapter ring
Sunk, circular brushed sub-dials

Hands
Galvanic treatment
Radius cut

Strap
Top grade Alligator strap
Width: 20 mm at the lugs, 18 mm at the buckle

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