Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Chronoswiss presents Delphis Oracle, a brand new interpretation of this iconic Delphis watch.
Introduced in the 1990s, the Chronoswiss Delphis watch came with a spectacular dial display featuring jumping hours and retrograde minutes.
In 2023, Chronoswiss celebrates its 40th anniversary. And it is the first time that the brand takes this opportunity to reinvent one of its own models. Delphis held an immense amount of untapped potential, which Chronoswiss can now fully exploit with all its expertise and know-how. This iconic watch now returns in a completely redesigned version called “Oracle”.
From the original “Delphis” Chronoswiss has preserved the double complication. First, a digital jumping hour displayed in a dedicated window at 12 o’clock. Secondly, a retrograde minute indicated by a broad central hand sweeping across a 180-degree minute track. An independent small second display occupies the lower part of the dial at 6 o’clock.
The movement has been completely new developed, specifically for the new generation of the “Delphis”. The new movement is ruthenium plated and features a Geneva cut emanating from the center, which is a reminiscent of Chronoswiss’ well-known ray Guilloché.
The “Delphis Oracle” fuses two atypical skills that have become the hallmark of Chronoswiss: Hand Guilloché and fire enameling.
In the upper part of the watch unfolds an 18 carat gold curved crescent. This is guilloched by hand. Furthermore, 7 layers of translucent blue enamel lie on the golden curved crescent.
The lenticular seconds display at 6 o’clock is a key eye-catching feature of this model. Made of solid gold, this curved, 3-dimensional dial is micro-guilloched in-house by hand and finished with translucent blue fire enamel – just like the crescent moon at 12 o’clock. It floats almost weightlessly above the anthracite-colored base dial, enhancing the 3D effect created by the curved Guilloché in the upper part of the dial.
Two large, continuous bridges found in many Chronoswiss designs give this timepiece a rare bold, sculptural geometry, which is reflected on the rotor of the new manufacture movement.
The Chronoswiss Delphis Oracle watch is a limited edition of 50 pieces.
Model: Chronoswiss Delphis Oracle Limited Edition
Digital hour at 12 o’clock, retrograde & central minute, analog second at 6 o’clock
Solid 17-piece 18kt red gold case, cut and polished, polished bezel with side fluted decorative ring and cambered, double anti-reflective sapphire crystal; screwed and satin-finished case back with sapphire crystal, onion crown, water-resistant to 10 bar, screw-down straps with patented autobloc system
Measurements Ø 42 mm, height 14.5 mm
Chronoswiss manufacture caliber C. 6004, automatic
Diameter Ø 33 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. 55 hours
Special features: Skeletonized rotor, ball bearing; armature, escape wheel and screws polished; bridge with Geneva cut, ruthenium plated
3-dimensional construction with hand Guilloché & fire enamel
Upper level with digital hour display
Central retrograde minute display
Analogue second at 6 o’clock
Pointer shape “Viking”, brass gold plated, skeletonized
Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut
Limited to 50 pieces