Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S

This 38.5mm Quai des Bergues S watch made by Czapek & Cie features a striking blue ‘flinqué’ enamel dial, a technique combining geometric patterns with enamelling. The pattern used with the ‘flinqué’ technique was so recognizable that it gave it its name. Nowadays any pattern can be used in a flinqué dial.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S

Czapek had its partner Metalem recreate its own Ricochet® design – a motif inspired by the ripples of a stone skipped on a lake – on a stamping tool. Once the décor is stamped on a silver plate, an intense ‘moiré’ blue enamel is applied by another Czapek partner, Donzé Cadran. It is fired in a kiln to harden the enamel. The process is repeated several times until the right hue is achieved.

The sapphire blue was created after months of research, countless iterations and following the advice of a panel of Czapek shareholders and collectors. It took a year to Czapek to develop this blue dial with its partner, the enamel dial specialist Donzé Cadran.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S

The Czapek Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S is powered by the hand-wound caliber SXH1, a proprietary movement boasting seven days of power reserve. A 100-piece limited edition, it will be available in Czapek’s boutique in Geneva, rue de la Corraterie 18, through the brand’s official retailers and on czapek.com.

Technical details

Model: Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue S

Case
Exclusive XO stainless steel “Revolution” case
38.5 mm diameter
Curved Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface
Water-resistance: 50 meters (5 atm)

Movement
Calibre SXH1: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement
Power-reserve > 168 hours (7 days) on 2 barrel springs
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 VpH
Diameter: 32 mm – 14 lines 1⁄4
Height: 4.75 mm
Finish: Double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges, blue screws, bevelling, final anglage ‘main’

Functions
Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Small second at 7h30
Power reserve indication with weekdays at 4h30

Dial
Blue handmade “Flinqué” enamel dial
Czapek exclusive Ricochet® design
Czapek typical elongated Roman numerals
Rhodium plated steel hands

Bracelet
Alligator strap with stainless steel pin buckle

International retail price
16’000 CHF