Czapek & Cie Faubourg de Cracovie Collection: The Purple Panda and the California Blue

Swiss luxury watch brand Czapek & Cie has added two new limited editions to the Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph family: the Purple Panda and the California Blue.

The Purple Panda edition features the exclusive registered “Résonance” guilloche pattern has been tinged with a magnificent deep purple color, contrasting with the white of the chronograph’s minute and hour counters.

The California Blue variant has a deep and intense blue grainé dial, and echoes the numbering called “Californian” already used for the Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin’ model – half in Roman and half in Arabic numerals. In turn, the California Dreamin’ was inspired by the very first watch in the brand’s modern history, created to raise the initial funds to relaunch the Czapek & Cie name.

Both timepieces are powered by the Czapek SXH3 caliber, made by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier in a bespoke execution for Czapek. It is a COSC certified, integrated column-wheel chronograph with vertical engagement and high frequency – 36,000 vibrations per hour or 5 Hertz. This automatic haute horlogerie movement comes with excellent finishes such as sandblasting and snailed finish.

Made in just 18 pieces each, the two new timepieces will be available in official Czapek & Cie retailers worldwide and on from March 2022.

Technical details

Collection: Czapek & Cie Faubourg de Cracovie

Caliber SXH3: Haute Horlogerie integrated automatic chronograph movement with a bespoke execution
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 5 Hz – 36’000 VpH
Column wheel, vertical clutch and linear hammer
Golden rotor with Czapek logo
Diameter: 30mm – 13 lines 1/4
Height: 6.95mm
Certified chronometer (COSC)
Finish: Finely sandblasted and diamond blasted anthracite bridges, snailed trottoirs

Chronograph, hours, minutes & seconds
Chronograph’s minutes at 3 o’clock
Chronograph’s hours at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Date at 6 o’clock

41.5mm stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
Water resistance: 50m

Model: Czapek & Cie Faubourg de Cracovie Purple Panda

Handcrafted Guilloché “Résonance” bombé dial in AuPtPdAg
Rhodium plated steel hands
Baton applied indexes with SuperLuminova® treatment
12 in Arabic numeral with SuperLuminova® treatment

Alligator strap with a steel deploying buckle

Limited edition of 18 pieces

Retail price
29’000 CHF or 28’300 EUR

Model: Czapek & Cie Faubourg de Cracovie California Blue

Dark blue electroplated brass dial with grené finish
Californian style: Roman numerals from X to II and Arabic from 4 to 8
Hour markers in SuperLuminova®
Red chrono second hand
Arrow hours and minutes hands with SuperLuminova®

Rubber strap with a steel deploying buckle

Limited edition of 18 pieces

Retail price
29’000 CHF or 28’300 EUR