CYRUS, the independent Swiss watch brand with its manufacture based in Le Locle, presents KLEPCYS GMT RETROGRADE, a brand new model from the Klepcys collection. This new model comes with a specifically designed case with modified dimensions and houses a completely new automatic manufacture movement.
Developed by the renowned master watchmaker Jean-François Mojon, this new Klepcys watch incorporates GMT/second time-zone indication, which is a very useful complication for globetrotters and global entrepreneurs. Housed in a titanium case, this new watch is smaller than existing models.
The KLEPCYS GMT RETROGRADE watch incorporates all the brand’s hallmark features, both in terms of cutting-edge technology and its futuristic, “unconventional” style. It encompasses all the signature features of CYRUS timepieces: the functional double crown, the 3D architecture of the dial, the exceptional decoration and finishings are all combined with a reliable, newly-designed manufacture movement.
For the first time, the ergonomic cushion-shaped case with elongated lugs is waterproof to no less than 10 ATM. The case has been resized and now comes in a diameter of 42 mm. The watch is thinner and ultra-light on the wrist as it is made of grade-5 titanium. Available in three versions, in natural polished titanium, two-tone with a black DLC titanium bezel and all black DLC titanium, with its characteristic crowns set at 3h and 9h. The 3h crown is easy to pull out and turn, thanks to the caoutchouc rubber ring that envelops the crowns and improves grip. The 9h crown incorporates a pusher for a quick set function.
The KLEPCYS GMT RETROGRADE once again surprises with the exclusive style of the dial, and a state-of-the-art automatic movement crafted in its own ateliers. The original three-dimensional structure of the dial, long a key feature of the Swiss Maison’s masterpieces, is achieved with overlapping layers that give the watch depth and a style all of its own.
The first element is a transparent antireflective sapphire disc with Arabic luminescent numerals indicating the hours of local time. On the minutes ring each 5 minutes indicators are also luminescent. The transparent sapphire crystal showcases the upper plate of the movement, which has an elegant sunray open-worked pattern. The result is an appealing “squelette” effect which gives enthusiasts and collectors alike the chance to dive into the very heart of the watch and follow the harmonious movement of wheels and gears. The golden hue adds a further delicate colour contrast.
The display of the KLEPCYS GMT RETROGRADE is completed with a blue lacquer ring, with a luminescent indication of the 24-hour second time zone in even Arabic numerals. This is interrupted at 6h to make room for the small seconds. The star of this subdial, which is adorned with the typical raised triangle embellishment and black PVD treatment, is the blue three-armed helix, the Cyrus logo; it has been given a luminescent finish, allowing the seconds to be read off. The end result is an exquisite dial which is harmonious in its many details. The indications are intuitive and can be read off with ease.
During the design phase, CYRUS opted to set local time as the main time; it is displayed with the newly-designed, open-worked rhodium-plated hands.
The local time and home time can be set with the two crowns. In the first position, the crown at 3h is used to wind the movement. In the second position, it adjusts the hour and minute hands of local time. These rotate at the same time as the blue central retrograde hand with a luminescent triangular tip to indicate the home time. Subsequently, by pressing the push button of the crown set at 9h, the local time hand jumps by one hour each time it is pressed until it displays the desired local time. During adjustment, indications of the minutes and the home time remain unchanged.
KLEPCYS GMT RETROGRADE is driven by the powerful and customised CYR708 in-house automatic movement developed by Jean-François Mojon. Designed to be robust and reliable, this precise mechanical calibre is set apart by a design that lives up to the brand’s philosophy. Its annular balance wheel beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour, achieving a power reserve of 55 hours.
The sapphire crystal case back also makes it possible to admire the meticulous work of the skilled craftsmen, who decorate the anthracite grey NAC bridges with slightly curved sunrays in a satin and microbillé finish. The single-block oscillating mass is open-worked with a style which recalls the design on the plate as seen from the dial.
KLEPCYS GMTRETROGRADE comes complete with a customised black caoutchouc rubber strap with a central groove bearing the Cyrus symbol. It fastens with a folding customised clasp in titanium.
This timepiece is available in just 50 pieces per version.
Model: KLEPCYS GMT RETROGRADE
Ref. 539.507.TT.A (polished titanium)
Ref. 539.507.TD.A (polished titanium with black DLC bezel)
Ref. 539.507.DD.A (all black DLC titanium)
Self-winding manufactured movement, calibre CYR708
Size: 38.00 mm Ø x 7.10 mm thickness
Number of parts of the complete movement: 278
Number of jewels: 41
Frequency: 4 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 28,800
Power reserve: 55 hours (minimum)
One barrel with ratchet wheel, with “colimaçonage” finish and Cyrus logo
Swiss lever escapement
Annular balance wheel
Bridges: in anthracite grey NAC, decorated with slightly curved sunray pattern with satin and microbillé finish
Single-block oscillating mass, open-worked with a sunray pattern
Screws with polished head, bevelled edge and cut
Hours, minutes (local time)
Second time zone on 24 hours with retrograde hand (home time)
Cushion-shaped case comprising 26 parts
Diameter: 42 mm excluding crowns
Thickness: 13.9 mm
Available in the following materials:
– Polished grade 5 titanium
– Two-tone in polished grade 5 titanium(case middle, lugs, crowns) and black DLC treated titanium bezel.
– All black DLC grade 5 titanium
Crown at 3h: in position 1, it winds the movement; in position 2, it adjusts the time (hours and minutes of local time and time of the city of origin (home time). All three hands turn simultaneously.
Crown at 9h: each time the pusher is pressed, the local time hand moves forward one hour in a clockwise direction, leaving the minutes of the home time unchanged.
Decoration of crowns: engraved with the Cyrus logo, black caoutchouc rubber ring finished with small raised squares
Sapphire crystal on dial side: anti-reflective on both sides
Case back: sapphire crystal, closed with screws customised with the Cyrus logo
Waterproof: up to 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)
Three-dimensional dial on several levels
First level: transparent antireflective sapphire crystal disc with the hours indications with luminescent Arabic numerals (white SuperLuminova with blue light emissions)
Minute ring with luminescent five minutes indicators (white SuperLuminova with blue light emissions)
Home time ring in blue lacquer, with luminescent Arabic numerals and dots
Small seconds dial at 6 decorated with small raised triangles and treated with black PVD finish. The 5-second indicators are luminescent (white SuperLuminova with blue light emissions)
New design for hour and minute hands: rhodium-plated, luminescent and openworked
Small second hand: blue helix-shape (the Cyrus symbol) with one luminescent end
Blue hand for the second time zone (home time) with triangular luminescent tip
Black caoutchouc strap with central groove, customised with the helix, the Cyrus symbol
Folding customised clasp in titanium personalised with the Cyrus logo
50 pieces per model/execution