To mark its 10th anniversary, Swiss luxury watch brand CYRUS Genève presents a special edition timepiece from its KLEPCYS collection.
Founded in 2010, CYRUS Genève turned 10 in 2020. To celebrate this important milestone, the Swiss Manufacture has created the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE watch in a limited series of 10 pieces.
Designed by master-watchmaker Jean-François Mojon, the first edition of the Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon was released in 2018. It features an innovative manual winding movement with a vertical tourbillon cage. Placed in the middle of the dial for the first time, the tourbillon cage is set on a vertical axis at a 90° angle.
The unique 3-D open-worked dial further enhances the magnificence of this astonishing mechanism. The transparent sapphire crystal case of the anniversary edition allows a complete view of the movement from all angles.
Composed of a total of 29 parts (the sapphire crystal components are the case body with lugs, the bezel, the case back ring and the two sapphire glasses on the dial and on the back side) the style of the 44 mm case, excluding the functional 18k 4N rose gold twin-crowns, has been redesigned to hide a maximum of fasteners, screws and steel elements. Some recessed edges have been slightly rounded to make machining and polishing possible without compromising on design and the strong character of this watch.
The transparency of the case contributes to highlight the18K 4N gold arch, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge, which symmetrically divides the hours and minutes indications. Due to this lay-out, the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE shows the jumping retrograde hours on a left black micro-beaded arch with luminescent Arabic numerals while the sweeping retrograde minutes are read off on the right arch. Hour and minute hands are also covered with Super-LumiNova for better legibility in dark light conditions.
The seconds are visible on the tourbillon cage thanks to small numbered plates on a 5- second interval scale. Between the two arches of the tourbillon bridge, a black DLC microbillé sphere with a 5mm diameter, set at 12 o’clock, catches the eye. It displays the days of the power reserve (1-4). To achieve a balanced effect, the CYRUS logo is set at 6 o’clock.
This original 3D structure is protected by a tailor-made sapphire crystal glass which is domed and anti-reflective, with a thickness of 1.2 mm.
Thanks to its transparent nature and exclusive open-worked dial, all the features of the in-house manufacture hand-wound movement, calibre CYR625, beating at 21.600 vph and offering over 100-hour power reserve, can be admired in full.
This extra-ordinary mechanical movement can also be seen from the case back. This reveals the masterful finish executed by the highly skilled master artisans at CYRUS Genève. The grey-colored bridges, thanks to the NAC galvanic treatment, are decorated with embossed sunray pattern and have a micro-beaded satin finish that contrasts with the polished finish of the edges.
The two parallel barrels have black lacquered ratchet-wheels adorned with CYRUS’s signature propeller-like logo. The sapphire crystal ring which secures the case back with customized screws, is engraved with the inscription “10 years CYRUS – Est. 2010”.
This new timepiece is completed with a white rubber strap featuring a new embossed prism pattern and is fitted with a 18K 4N gold folding buckle embellished with the CYRUS logo.
Model: Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire
Limited edition of 10 pieces
In-house manufactured hand-winding movement, calibre CYR625
Dimensions: 36.4 mm Ø x 14.4 mm thickness
Number of parts of the complete movement: 344
Number of jewels: 51
Frequency: 3 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 21,600
Power reserve: more than 100 hours
Two parallel barrels with black lacquered ratchet-wheels with the Cyrus logo
Swiss pallet fork escapement
Variable-inertia balance wheel
Bridges: decoration with slightly curved sunray pattern alternating polished and an opaque, sandblasted effect
Grey NAC galvanic treatment on the surfaces
Bridge screws with mirror-polished heads
Number of parts of the tourbillon cage: 52
Weight of the cage: 0.706 g.
Central tourbillon on vertical axis at a 90° angle
Complete rotation in 1 minute
Jumping retrograde hours on the left side of the dial
Sweeping retrograde minutes on the right side of the dial
Seconds on the tourbillon cage with blocks graduated at 5 second intervals, and 60 seconds highlighted in red
Power reserve displayed through a sphere set at 12 o’clock (1-4 days)
Cushion-shaped sapphire crystal case composed of a total of 29 parts
Diameter: 44 mm excluding the crowns
Thickness: 19.9 mm
Crown at 3 o’clock: in position 1, it winds the movement; in position, 2 it adjusts the time
Crown at 9 o’clock: hour increment by pressing the pusher
Decoration of crowns in 18K 4n rose gold: engraved Cyrus logo –white caoutchouc rubber ring decorated with small embossed squares
Sapphire crystal on dial: anti-reflective treatment on both sides, domed and tailor-made, thickness of 1.2 mm
Case back: transparent, with anti-reflective sapphire crystal on one side, fastened with screws customised with the Cyrus logo, engraved with the inscription “10 years CYRUS – Est. 2010”
Water resistant to 3 ATM (30 m. – 100 ft
Open-worked dial with different decorations of the components such as:
Two parallel barrels (between 12 and 9 and between minutes 00 and 25): rhodium plated with engraved triangle motif
Wheels: rhodium plated and decorated with a cerclage effect
Bridges (between 9 and 5 and between 20 and 40 minutes): microbeaded finish in NAC galvanic black
Central Tourbillon Bridge comprising two brass arches in18K 4N gold with microbeaded finish, bevelled and polished edges
Sweeping retrograde minute arch to the right with microbeaded finish, white Arabic numerals and indices, trimmed with a golden edge
Retrograde hour arch to the left, white Arabic numerals and indices, trimmed with a golden edge
Hour/minute hands: exclusive Cyrus design, open-worked, 4N gold plated, luminescent tips
5 mm sphere indicating the power reserve (1-4 days in white numerals), black DLC “microbeaded finish
White rubber strap with new embossed prism pattern
18K 4N gold folding buckle customised with the CYRUS logo