Geneva based high jewellery and luxury watch atelier Charles Zuber presents a blue dial version of its Perfos automatic watch.
Introduced in 2019, the Perfos collection was designed by Eric Giroud. The Perfos watch is equipped with a Manufacture shaped caliber, the Calibra 01. Its case is sleek, powerful, and full of contrasts. Its dial is distinguished by its ultra-complexity. Now a new version featuring an iridescent silver-blue dial and a leather strap joins the collection.
Among the key signatures, Charles Zuber is inspired by a humble and behind-the scenes jeweller recognized by his peers for having crafted incredible haute-horlogerie pieces for the most prestigious Swiss watch brands during his lifetime. The Perfos collection, an elegant and subtle automatic watch, appears resolutely forward looking. Featuring a dial variation with a deep blue tone, this version offers an almost photographic hue.
The Perfos collection embodies the fundamentals of traditional watchmaking, where the boundaries between aesthetic quest and functionalism are disappearing, where the levels of refinement are the result of rare expertise performed without concession. By entrusting Eric Giroud, one of the most renowned names in watch design, with the creation of the Perfos aesthetic envelope, Charles Zuber’s associates have decided to add a touch of both contemporaneousness and desire to this stunning piece.
Perfos watch dials offer a luminous harmony born of the rays of a stylized sun. Their three-part structure is incredibly complex. There is the baseplate, the platen on which 60 bevelled indexes have been milled. Then, a micron perforated plate with bluish galvanic depths is snapped into place, highlighting the relief of the round-the-hour circle.
The manufacture caliber, the Calibra 01 is a mechanical movement specific to Charles Zuber, with automatic winding by a bidirectional micro-rotor. A three-hand watch movement (164 components) that meticulously follows the non-round shape of the case and which, through the transparent case-back of the model, shows its belonging to a fine watchmaking industry proud of its fundamentals: blued screws, many decorative attentions, such as these sunny patterns in a wink to the dial, worked even on surfaces that are not visible to the eye.
Model: Charles Zuber Perfos
Hours, minutes, off-centre seconds in the upper vertical of the 6 o’clock position.
Shaped Movement (Non-Round) Made entirely in Switzerland,
Manufacture caliber specific to the Charles Zuber Genève brand
Self-winding mechanical, bidirectional micro-rotor
28,800 oscillations per hour, i.e. a frequency of 4 Hertz
Power reserve: 38 hours
164 components including 33 rubies
Traditional blued screws, rhodium-plated, sunny embellishments even in non-eye-visible surfaces
Thickness: 4.20 mm thick, carefully following the dimensions of the square box with its rounded edges
Inside dimensions: 29.60 mm x 29.60 mm
“Sandwich” construction, with three interlocking parts
Angled circumference, alternating polished and matt faces
Materials: steel, titanium, three gold colours, pink, yellow and whit
Plural combinations with the 5 dial nuances and leather strap options
Time setting rod: In the guise of an old jewellery setter’s tool, a subtle evocation by Vincent Perego to the work of master jeweller Charles Zuber
Black background with rhodium-plated grey indexes, or on a white background with pure black piano key indexes
Highest precision in manufacturing the 60 indexes (triangular furrows in relief), secured to the dial base that a second laser cut-out plate covers: each of the apertures perfectly matches the indexes.
Ethical alligator leather from the noblest source
Also available in steel version
About Charles Zuber
Charles Zuber is a high jewelry brand based on the values and know-how of a late master jeweller. The Company has restored Geneva and its historic jewelry tradition at the heart of current events and on the world’s markets. During his lifetime, recognized by his peers, Charles Zuber managed to produce legendary jewelry watches for the most prestigious watch brands. Swiss Made, ethical in the careful choice and traceability the materials used as well as the precious and the semi-precious gemstones, the Charles Zuber signature launched under the impetus of Vincent Perego with two other co-founders, Mohammed Hilal and Aram Garabetian, also has a high level watchmaking dimension.