With the Flying Regulator Open Gear Pink Panther, Lucerne based brand Chronoswiss continues its strong tradition with a regulator set-up on distinctive three-dimensional hybrid dials made of handmade guilloché coated with contemporary materials in strong colours.
This modern mechanical regulator watch features a black 41-millimetre DLC-coated case with a sparkling pink CVD-coated dial. The Chronoswiss Open Gear Pink Panther is not only a colourful timely statement; it is also a celebration of handmade guilloché.
The pattern laid down with the aid of a century-old rose machine features a high amplitude – the distance from the centre towards the perimeter – and short length; thus the light reflects vividly while giving you the illusion of a sparkling chessboard.
In 1988 Chronoswiss was the first brand to take the regulator to the wrist. And ever since it has undergone a modern mechanical evolution, the most significant aspect is the hybrid dial, which doubles up as a module board for the regulator. The hour hand makes its slow dance inside a funnelled subdial and skeletonised train wheel bridges are held in place by hand-polished screws – in all the watch display is a multilevel construction of 42 parts.
The Pink Panther has a 10-bar (100 meters) watertightness and a double antireflective coating of the sapphire crystal. The timepiece is held in place by a hand-stitched strap with an outer layer of black rubber and an inner, extremely comfortable leather lining.
Its automatic, stop-second calibre C.299 is equipped with a skeletonised rotor, which is decorated with Côtes de Genève and a colimaçon (spiral) pattern. It also carries a pink CVD coating in the same hue as the dial. These colimaçon spirals are also applied to the bridges and plates of the movement.
Model: Flying Regulator Open Gear Pink Panther
Reference Number: CH-8755.1-PIBK
Solid 16-piece, stainless steel case with black DLC coating, parts with satin finish and others polished
Bezel with partial knurling
Curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal
Screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal
Water resistance up to 10 bar
Strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
Measurements: Ø 41 mm, height 12.7 mm
Chronoswiss caliber C. 299, automatic, with stop seconds
Diameter: Ø 35.20 mm
Height: 6.11 mm
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox 1
Fine Adjustment: Via Excenter
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 42 hours
Special features: Skeletonized and CVD-coated pink rotor, with Côtes de Genève, colimaçon, and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with colimaçon
Off-center hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level hand-guillochéd, with pink CVD coating, upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display
“Trigono” shape; lacquered; with Super-LumiNova inlays and tips
Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut
Rubber on leather, hand-sewn
Limited edition of 50 pieces