Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis and Blue Aurora

Czapek & Cie unveils two new timepieces from its Quai des Bergues series: the Aurora Borealis and the Blue Aurora. Both models boast a unique guilloché pattern dial created by Czapek’s partner Metalem SA.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis

The Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis comes with a 42.5 mm steel case and the bombé guilloche dial is handcrafted on Czapek’s ‘secret alloy’, made of gold, silver, palladium and platinum. The dial is available in two different colours, both refined and sophisticated: silver, for the Aurora Borealis, and dark blue for the Blue Aurora.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis

Both are equipped by Czapek SXH1 proprietary caliber, with two barrel springs delivering a 7-days power reserve, developed in collaboration with Chronode.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis

Unveiled for the first time in Baselworld 2017, Czapek exclusive Ricochet® guilloché is inspired by an original design created by Francois Czapek in the 1850s. Its uniqueness is in the presence of two focal points corresponding to the signature Czapek subdials – indication of small seconds and power reserve. The intersecting lines create a mesmerizing ‘wave interference’ effect on the dial.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Blue Aurora

The guilloché Ricochet® pattern, registered by Czapek & Cie, has been developed by the Geneva-based Maison in collaboration with its partner Metalem, one of the best Swiss ateliers for handmade engine-turned dials. The dials of the Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis and Blue Aurora are an evolution of the guilloché Ricochet®.

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Blue Aurora

The two new models are limited to 10 pieces each. The 1/10 of the Blue Aurora has already been acquired by a watch collector on the occasion of a special event.

Technical details

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

Model: Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Aurora Borealis

Case
Exclusive XO stainless steel “Revolution” case
42.5 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)

Dial
Silver Handmade bombé Guilloché dial
Czapek exclusive design
Czapek typical elongated indexes
Skeletonized, blued steel hands

Bracelet
Alligator strap with XO Steel pin buckle

International Retail Price
16’000 CHF

Production
Limited edition of 10 pieces

Model: Quai des Bergues Blue Aurora

Czapek & Cie Quai des Bergues Blue Aurora

Case
Exclusive XO stainless steel “Revolution” case
42.5 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)

Dial
Blue Handmade bombé Guilloché dial
Czapek exclusive design
Czapek typical elongated indexes
Skeletonized, rhodium plated steel hands

Bracelet
Alligator strap with XO Steel pin buckle

Production
Limited edition of 10 pieces

International Retail Price
16’000 CHF