Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon “Dark Matter” Limited Edition

Inspired by the Place Vendôme ‘Ombres’ in titanium, the new Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon ‘Dark Matter’ watch features a black titanium case with ADLC coating and dark bridges with PVD treatment.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

Among the three families of Czapek & Cie watches, the Place Vendôme is the most refined and complex. Launched in 2017 with two models in limited edition in platinum and red gold, the collection boasts a proprietary caliber with a ‘suspended’ tourbillon, a GMT function and the indication of day and night in the second time zone, as well as of the power reserve.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

At Baselword 2019, Czapek presented two new entries in the collection: a sumptuous version in platinum with a baguette-cut diamonds setting, ‘Etincelles’, and a sporty model in titanium with a black enamel ring, ‘Ombres’.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

During the Geneva Watch Days 2020 luxury watch exhibition, the Geneva based brand unveiled the ‘Dark Matter’ edition. This new timepiece is not only inspired by the Ombres tourbillon in titanium, but takes elements from other watches in the Czapek portfolio.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

The 43.5mm case, in 5- grade titanium, features a black ADLC coating as the Faubourg de Cracovie ‘Courage every second’ chronograph – the unique piece donated by Czapek to the Only Watch charity event and auctioned off by Christies for 110’000 CHF on November 9th 2019.

Czapek & Cie Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon "Dark Matters" Limited Edition

The fine-looking black bridges of the Dark Matter have been treated with PVD coating, ensuring the conservation of the colour over time, by the same company that crafts the blued gold Fleur-de-Lys hands in the Quai des Bergues collection.

Manufactured in a limited edition of 10 pieces, the timepiece will be only available at the brand’s official retailers and on czapek.com.

Technical details

Model: Place Vendôme Dark Matter

Case
Titanium grade 5 case with ADLC coating
43.5 mm diameter
Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Water-resistance: 50 meters (5 atm)

Movement
Calibre SXH2: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement developed by Chronode and Czapek & Cie
Power reserve: 60 hours with one barrel spring
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 VpH)
Diameter: 34.8 mm – 15 ½ lines
Height: 9.8 mm

Finish
Front: anthracite sand-blasted plate, steel bridges treated with PVD coating, blue screw on tourbillon
Case back: open ratchet with circular bevelling, bridges treated with PVD coating, final “anglage” main

Functions
Hours and minutes on separate dial located at 12 o’clock
One-minute tourbillon located at 8 o’clock
Second time zone on subdial at 4 o’clock, turns counter-clockwise
Disk day/night indicator located at 6, turns counter-clockwise
Power reserve: off centred disk, located at 12, turn on 90° on 60h, winding counter clockwise

Dial
Black enamel dial, polished bridges and sandblasted plate
12 in Arabic numerals
Arrow hands in white gold with superluminova

Bracelet
Alligator strap with Titanium buckle

International Retail Price
90’000 CHF