Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Swiss luxury watchmaker Czapek & Cie supports Only Watch for the third time with a unique piece, inspired by this year’s Only Watch official hues.

This year the Geneva-based brand will donate a truly fascinating unique piece, the Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise”. A split-second monopusher chronograph with a unique open-worked dial, the Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise” combines the bright Only Watch 2021 official colours – yellow, orange and red.

The partners involved in this project are Chronode (the movement specialist) and Positive Coating, the CVD ‘NanoDeCo’ technology experts in La Chaux de Fonds.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise” is based on Czapek’s sport-chic collection Antarctique, released in 2020. The Czapek proprietary split-second module, created in collaboration with Chronode, brings the line to the next generation, entering the ‘grande complication’ universe.

It is the first open-work dial side split-second chronograph with a patented satellite minute wheel train and a patent-pending split-second mechanism. The CVD-coated orange split-second main plate, minutes ring and subdials in sapphire glass with fumé coating, as well as the Czapek signature “Courage every second” inscription visible on the dial side between 12 and 2 o’clock, make the watch even more unique.

The Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise” will be auctioned at the Only Watch 9th edition, which will take place on Saturday November 6th 2021.

Technical details

Model: Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Special features
The first open-work dial side split-second chronograph with a patented satellite minute wheel train and a patent-pending split-second mechanism

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.5mm
Height (with glass-box): 15.3mm
Perceived height: 10.5mm

Dial
Open-worked split-second chronograph on the dial side
CVD-coated orange split-second main plate, minutes ring and subdials in sapphire glass with fumé coating

Movement
Czapek’s new proprietary SHX6 calibre created in collaboration with Chronode. An haute horlogerie automatic power-horse movement with a split-second monopusher chronograph module featuring two column wheels, chronograph horizontal clutch, patented satellite minute train and patent-pending split-second clamp, as well as a 100% recycled 5N rose gold rotor.

Bracelet
Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive “Easy Release” system