Luxury Swiss watch brand CYRUS presents new Ocean Blue and Palm Green versions of its KLEPCYS GMT Retrograde watch.
Introduced in 2020, the KLEPCYS GMT Retrograde by CYRUS Genève is the brainchild of master watchmaker Jean-François Mojon. Equipped with the Maison’s first automatic movement, it is also the brand’s first creation with the new 42 mm case, with improved water resistance from 3 to 10 ATM.
At the Watches and Wonders 2023 exhibition, CYRUS unveiled the new Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue and Klepcys GMT Palm Green models. They are available in a double limited edition of just 38 pieces per version.
These watches carry several emblematic features of CYRUS Genève: the cushion-shaped case with elongated lugs (Ø 42mm x 13.9 mm in thickness) and a polished/satin finish, the twin functional crowns set at 3 and 9, and the three-dimensional open-worked dial revealing its reliable mechanics.
Made of grade 5 titanium, the case comprises 26 elements. Its shape has been conceived to wrap comfortably around the wrist.
The logo-engraved crowns are finished with a grey caoutchouc rubber ring. The latter has small embossed squares that facilitate the grip of the crown at 3 o’clock when winding the movement and setting the time. The crown at 9 has a push-button which moves the hand of the local time forward by one hour each time it is pressed.
The dial has the same layout as the first edition, but features a more daring look in which colour takes centre stage. This element is turned into an “animated being” thanks to the original design of the calibre’s upper bridge. Crafted in the shape of a palm tree, it can also be interpreted as a fan or peacock tail, and emphasises the action of the movement’s spring, wheels and gears.
With ALD coating in Ocean Blue and Palm Green, it features cerclage decorative motifs with microbillé edging, alternating with opaque laser-finished matt flat rays. Both shades create a pleasant visual contrast with the 4N gold-plated gears.
The luminescent hour and minute hands in the centre of the dial show the time on an anti-reflective sapphire crystal disc. This approach has been designed to allow an unhindered view of the many elements of the display. The anthracite grey minute flange has indices on a scale of 5 treated with SuperLumiNova.
The 24-hour Dual Time Zone complication is set in the centre of the watch face on a matt, opaline-grey arch edged in anthracite grey. The triangular-tipped retrograde hand indicates the home time thanks to luminescent even Arabic numerals mixed with dots.
The arch is interrupted at 6o’clock to make room for the small seconds. This subdial is embellished in the centre with the traditional triangle motif. The exclusive helix-shaped hand recalling the CYRUS logo is in the same hues as the upper bridges with a luminescent end that glows in the dark.
In spite of the many elements that make up the dial, the skilled use of colour, the decorative features and the just-right proportions, contribute to providing immediate legibility of all functions.
Both timepieces house the automatic CYR708 Manufacture calibre beating at 28.800 vibrations per hour, with variable inertia balance wheel (the 2020 models carry an annular balance wheel), and offers 55-hour power reserve, provided by a single winding barrel.
The decoration of the bridges is refined, with hand-finished edges using the anglage technique. The NAC-treated surface is embellished with embossed rays with a brushed finish alternating with microbeaded flat rays. The combination of all these exquisite finishes contributes to pleasant lighting effects.
The open-worked single-block oscillating mass with soleil decoration sports a new look, and has been adorned with the Maison’s logo and the engraved motto “The Conquest of Innovation. The more traditional, conservative anthracite grey has been cast aside; the rotor is ALD-coated in Ocean Blue or Palm Green, the same colours featured on the dial.
The Klepcys GMT Retrograde Ocean Blue and Palm Green models come with a grey Cordura strap with stitching matching the dial colours and a customised folding clasp.
These watches are also available with a metal bracelet, a first for CYRUS Genève. Soft and comfortable on the wrist, perfectly integrated to the case, this bracelet in brushed grade 5 titanium comes with polished hexagonal central links.
Model: CYRUS Genève KLEPCYS GMT Retrograde Ocean Blue and Palm Green
- 539.507. TTM.B: Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue – Titanium/Titanium bracelet
- 539.507. TT.B: Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue – Titanium/Cordura strap
- 539.507. TTM.C: Klepcys GMT Palm Green – Titanium/Titanium bracelet
- 539.507. TT.C: Klepcys GMT Palm Green – Titanium/Cordura strap
Self-winding manufactured movement, calibre CYR708
Size: 38.00 mm Ø x 7.10 mm thickness
Number of parts of the complete movement: 278
Number of jewels:41
Frequency: 4 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 28,800
Power reserve: 55 hours (minimum)
One barrel with ratchet wheel, with “colimaçonage” finish, Cyrus logo and inscriptions filled in black lacquer
Swiss lever escapement
Varible inertia balance wheel
Bridges: anthracite-coloured NAC-treated surface, decorated with slightly curved sunray pattern with satin and microbillé finish, anglage on the edges
Single-block oscillating mass, open-worked with a sunray pattern, engraved Motto “The Conquest of Innovation” and Cyrus logo, ALD coating in Ocean Blue or Palm Green.
Screws with polished head, bevelled edge and cut
Hours, minutes (local time)
Second time zone on 24 hours with retrograde hand (home time)
Cushion-shaped case comprising 26 parts
Diameter: 42 mm excluding crowns
Thickness: 13.9 mm
Available in polished/brushed grade 5 titanium
Crown at 3h: in position 1, it winds the movement; in position 2, it adjusts the time (hours and minutes of local time and time of the city of origin (home time). All three hands turn simultaneously.
Crown at 9h: each time the pusher is pressed, the local time hand moves forward one hour in a clockwise direction, leaving the hours and minutesof the home time unchanged.
Decoration of crowns: engraved with the Cyrus logo, light grey caoutchouc rubber ring finished with small raised squares
Sapphire crystal on dial side: anti-reflective on both sides
Case back: sapphire crystal, closed with screws customised with the Cyrus logo
Waterproof: up to 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)
Open-worked upper bridge with ALD coating in Ocean Blue and Palm Green, cerclage-finished rays and microbeaded profile alternating with opaque rays
Transparent antireflective sapphire crystal disc with the hours indications with luminescent Arabic numerals (white SuperLuminova with blue light emissions)
Anthracite grey minute flange with luminescent five minutes indicators (white SuperLuminova with blue light emissions)
Home time ring in matt grey lacquer with anthracite profile, with luminescent Arabic numerals and dots
Small seconds dial at 6 o’ clock decorated with small raised triangles and treated with anthracite grey PVD finish. The 5-second indicators are luminescent (white SuperLuminova with blue light emissions)
Rhodium-plated, luminescent and openworked hour and minute hands
Small second hand: blue or green helix-shape (the Cyrus symbol) with one luminescent end
White triangular-tipped retrograde hand for the second time zone (home time)
Grey Cordura strap with stitching matching the colour of the upper bridge, customised titanium folding clasp with the Cyrus logo.
Also availabe with integrated brushed grade 5 titanium bracelet with polished hexagonal central links, folding personalised clasp.
Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue: 38-piece limited edition with Cordura strap + 38-piece limited edition with titanium bracelet
Klepcys GMT Palm Green: 38-piece limited edition with Cordura strap + 38-piece limited edition with titanium bracelet