In January 2019, on the occasion of the opening of its first boutique in Geneva, Switzerland, Czapek & Cie launched the limited-edition “Midnight in Geneva”, part of the Quai des Bergues collection. This model features a 42.5mm stainless steel case and a fascinating dark blue aventurine dial that inspired its name.
Following the successful launch of the Midnight in Geneva, Czapek received many requests from fans and collectors to create a smaller version of the timepiece. However, due to the tiny space between the external edges of the subdials at 4:30 and 7:30 and the bezel, this seemed to be impossible. One year and many attempts later, the goal has been accomplished and the new unisex timepiece is released in a limited edition of 18 pieces.
Besides its rare and stunning dial, the Midnight in Geneva S features titanium Fleur-de-Lys hands finished with silver powder, matching with the rail track and the hour markers.
Like all the models in the Quai des Bergues collection, this watch is powered by Czapek SHX1 proprietary calibre, a hand-wound movement with two spring barrels and a power reserve of 168 hours (7 days). Developed in collaboration with Chronode, the movement is finely decorated with open ratchets, blued screws, bevelled edges and sand-blasted bridges.
The Quai des Bergues Midnight in Geneva S is available at Czapek official retailers, at the brand’s flagship boutique in Geneva, rue de la Corraterie 18, and on Czapek.com.
Model: Quai des Bergues Midnight in Geneva S
Exclusive XO stainless steel “Revolution” case
38.5 mm of external diameter
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface
Water-resistance: 50 meters (5 atm)
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’
Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Small second at 7h30
Power reserve indication with weekdays at 4h30
Dark Blue Aventurine “bombé” dial with welded sub-dials
Elongated roman numerals, symbol of the Czapek elegance
“Fleurs de Lys” titanium hands
Limited series of 18 pieces
Alligator strap with stainless steel buckle
International Retail Price (without tax)