Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’

The new Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium Dark Sector watch takes a serene, geometrical approach to the display of time and remains true to the company’s dedication to top-tier manufacturing and finishing.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’

The Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’ strikes a perfectly symbiotic balance between aesthetics and functionality. Its dial offers excellent readability and viewing pleasure. A traditional minute track has been discreetly placed around the edge of a smooth anthracite dial. It surrounds a double row of lightly arched parallel segments that are interrupted at each numeral.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’

The hour-marking indexes are inspired by the Calibre SXH5 bridges – hollowed central area, two upper bands and beautiful polished surfaces.

The sword hour hand points to the gaps like a ship seeking entrance into a harbour, while the minute and second hands sweep the dial each at their own pace, closing the gaps for a moment. This creates a kind of animation, a slight change in the visual geometry.

The Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’ features an elegant brushed titanium case with the sensually rounded crown protector. These shades of grey inspired the model’s overall monochrome scheme, which highlights the two touches of colour on the dial, namely the red dot at twelve o’clock, and the tip of the second hand.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’

The watch houses the automatic calibre SXH5, the first to be entirely conceived in-house. Driven by a micro-rotor made of recycled platinum, it provides up to sixty hours of autonomy. An exhibition case reveals the fine architecture, with seven bridges that hark back to 19th-century pocket watch movements.

Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’

Fitted on a brushed titanium bracelet, the Antarctique Titanium ‘Dark Sector’ is available in a limited yearly production of 100 pieces.

Technical details

Model: Czapek & Cie Antarctique Titanium Dark Sector

Calibre SXH5: Czapek’s in house self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 30 mm – 13 lines ¼
Height: 4.2 mm
Number of parts: 193
Jewels: 28
Swiss lever escapement, variable-inertia balance fitted with four gold inertia-blocks
Frequency: 4 Hz – 28800 VpH
Power winding system: Micro-rotor with a recycled platinum mass
Power-reserve: 60 hours on one single barrel
Open ratchets, sandblasted black bridges, bevelling, straight-grained sides, six hand-chamfered inward angles

Hours, Minutes & Seconds

40.5mm titanium case
Height: 10.6 mm
Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
Screwed-down crown
Water resistance: 120m

Anthracite grey brass dial with velouté finish and exclusive registered segments design
Luminescent, steel “Sword” hands

Integrated brushed titanium bracelet with Czapek exclusive “Easy Release” system and micro-adjustment device
Additional calf leather or rubber strap