Chronoswiss SkelTec

In September 2020, Lucerne-based independent watchmaker Chronoswiss announced the introduction of SkelTec, a brand new mechanical skeleton watch in two limited edition versions. This 45mm diameter timepiece is driven by the Caliber C.304, an exclusive 166-part manufacture movement with a power reserve of 48 hours.

Chronoswiss SkelTec

The radically progressive design of the SkelTec also applies to the stainless steel case with a DLC treatment. Organic free-flowing forms reflecting the fluidity of time itself are clearly seen in the sculptural curves as well as in the sensually hollowed-out lugs. This extremely technical modern timepiece however maintains the Chronoswiss signifiers like the knurled bezel and the onion crown.

Chronoswiss SkelTec

Two versions are available. The first model features a sand-blasted and matt-finished stainless steel case incorporating black DLC treated Bezel, crown, screws and back ring.

Chronoswiss SkelTec

The second version has a DLC coated, sand-blasted and matt-finished stainless steel case fitted with 18-karat red gold bezel, crown, screws and back ring. Both versions are limited to 50 pieces.

Chronoswiss SkelTec

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Technical details

Model: Chronoswiss SkelTec
Reference: CH-3714-BK Stainless steel, partly DLC coated, limited to 50 pieces

Chronoswiss SkelTec

Displays
Central hour and minutes

Case
Solid 51 parts, stainless steel case, sand blasted matt finish
Bezel, crown, screws and back ring coated with DLC (black)
Double anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal
Onion crown
Water resistance up to 5 bar
Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc system
Measurements: Ø 45 mm, height 15.15 mm

Movement
Manufacture caliber C.304, hand wound, skeletonized, 166 components
Diameter: Ø 39 mm
Height: 7.50 mm
Jewels: 21
Balance: Screw balance at 6:00
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h
Power reserve: Approx. 48 hours

Special features
Skeletonized manufacture movement, open balance wheel, skeletonized spring barrel
Dial: Skeletonized, galvanic black, matt finish
Hands: Skeletonized, lacquered, Super-LumiNova inlays

Strap
Calf skin and textile

Model: Chronoswiss SkelTec
Reference: CH-3715R-BK Stainless steel with DLC, parts in 18-karat red gold, limited to 50 pieces

Chronoswiss SkelTec

Displays
Central hour and minutes

Case
Solid 51 parts, middle part stainless steel, DLC coated, sand blasted matt finish
18-karat red gold bezel, crown, screws and back ring
Polished, double anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal
Onion crown
Water resistance up to 5 bar
Screw-in lugs with patented Autobloc system
Measurements: Ø 45 mm, height 15.15 mm

Movement
Manufacture caliber C.304, hand wound, skeletonized, 166 components
Diameter: Ø 39 mm
Height: 7.50 mm
Jewels: 21
Balance Screw balance at 6:00
Shock protection Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h
Power reserve: Approx. 48 hours

Special features
Skeletonized manufacture movement, open balance wheel, skeletonized spring barrel
Dial: Skeletonized, galvanic black, matt finish
Hands: Skeletonized, gold-plated, Super-LumiNova inlays

Strap
Calf skin and textile