KLEPCYS DICE RACING is the latest evolution of CYRUS Genève’s revolutionary DICE (Double Independent Chronograph Evolution), which incorporates two separate chronographic movements assembled in a single case.
First introduced in 2021, CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE was the first wristwatch on the market to be equipped with two chronographs capable of functioning totally independently of each other, or in synchrony.
Following the success of the first edition of the KLEPCYS DICE, followed up with the KLEPCYS DICE LIME presented at this year’s Watches and Wonders in Geneva, CYRUS Genève is now introducing a new version of this famous chronograph. The KLEPCYS DICE RACING comes in two case variants, in a limited edition of just 15 pieces each.
Like its predecessors, KLEPCYS DICE RACING is inspired by sporting competitions, and especially by motor racing. This new model comes with an innovative material the Maison has never used before: carbon fiber. Its highly resistant nature, along with its characteristic lightness, thermal insulation and flame resistance, ensure carbon fiber is an appealing choice.
KLEPCYS DICE RACING still retains its iconic cushion-shaped case with a diameter of 42 mm, available in polished/brushed grade-5 titanium, or black DLC-coated titanium which, for this latest addition, has been teamed with an all-new black matt carbon fiber bezel. As the carbon fibre is first layered and then machined, the surface of each bezel will be different from the other, thus giving each piece of KLEPCYS DICE RACING its uniqueness.
Despite the double crown set at 3 and 9,another hallmark feature of CYRUS Genève, the case is waterproof to 10 ATM.
The open-worked dial features a pleasing three-dimensional architecture offering a generous view of the innovative DICE mechanism designed and crafted at the Cyrus Manufacture.
The red and electric blue detailing makes it easier to read off the chronographic functions. The column wheels, the hands of the chrono counter at 3, the central second hands, the minutes on the flange and the monopusher crowns for engaging the two separate chronographs can thus be seen at a glance. Both the chrono hands and the second hands are mirrored, with the latter resetting to 12 (red) and 6 (blue).
The small seconds counter is symmetrical to the minute chronograph counter, providing an aesthetically-pleasant, balanced effect; it is set at 9, with the original three-armed helix recalling the Maison’s logo and a luminescent tip. The small seconds counter and the 30-minute counter are both in anti-reflective smoked sapphire crystal, and surmounted by a bright red lacquered bridge that highlights them.
The open-worked rhodium-plated luminescent hands mark time on a shaped anti-reflective sapphire crystal ring with raised Arabic numerals. These numerals are also luminescent, and emit a blue glow. This transparency allows an unhindered view of the stunning movement powering this masterpiece of fine watchmaking.
KLEPCYS DICE RACING is equipped with the Manufacture’s CYR718 automatic calibre which beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour, offering a 60-hour power reserve when fully charged with just one barrel. Comprising no less than 443 parts, of which 218 for the double independent chronograph, it is housed in a case which is just 16.5 mm thick. The movement has two mainplates, treated with a black PDV and microbeaded finish, for the two chronograph modules.
But assembling this movement and its countless components in a small case was not the only challenge Jean-François Mojon had to tackle.
KLEPCYS DICE RACING features a double chronograph with two display axes; one for the chronograph seconds, and the other for the 30-minute counter. The chronographs are powered by two column wheels which in turn activate the levers and gears that move the seconds and 30-minute chronograph display.
Mojon and his technical team have devised a special insulating system to prevent shocks and dispersion of the energy generated when the chronograph levers are triggered, especially during the return-to-zero phase. This ensures the duration of the phenomenon is measured precisely, allowing the two chronographs to run independently without affecting one another.
An ingenious solution was also found for another challenge: an all-new concentric device has been devised for the motion work mechanism to read off the time. Not only is this mechanism more compact, but it is coaxial to the axes of the hands, freeing up as much space as possible for this chronograph complication.
The movement has been reversed to allow the chronograph mechanism to be visible on the dial side; this affords a fascinating view of the two column wheels that lie at the “heart” of this complication.
The sapphire crystal case-back allows the sunray-decorated bridges to be admired. The bridges alternate a polished/satin effect, and are coated with an anthracite-grey NAC finish which is also applied to the oscillating mass. The single-block rotor is open-worked and finished with a sunray design; the centre of the rotor, engraved with the motto “The Conquest of Innovation”, is embellished with the CYRUS helix in 18k 4N gold.
The KLEPCYS DICE RACING is presented with a bright red Cordura fabric strap and a titanium folding clasp to match the case, and is delivered with an additional strap in soft black rubber.
Model: CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING
Ref. 539.508.TTC.A: Polished titanium/carbon fiber
Ref. 539.508.DDC.A: Black DLC titanium (carbon fiber)
Manufacture self-winding movement, calibre CYR718
Dimensions: 36.00 mm Ø x 11.65 mm thickness
Components: 443 total – 218 correspond to the chronograph module
Number of Jewels: 51 total – 17 correspond to the chronograph module
Annular balance wheel
Frequency: 4 Hz
Vibrations per hour: 28,800
Swiss lever escapement
Rhodium-plated barrel with snailed ratchet wheel, Cyrus logo and inscription filled with black lacquer
Power reserve: 60 hours
Two microbeaded black PVD mainplates
Bridges: grey anthracite NAC galvanic treatment, decorated with embossed sunray pattern with satin and microbeaded finishing
New open-worked monobloc rotor with a sunray pattern, engraved with “The Conquest of Innovation”, open-worked central medallion with Cyrus helix logo in 18K 4N gold
Central hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
30-minute counter of the double independent chronograph at 3 o’clock, double hands in red and blue
Two central chronograph hands; red hand resets-to-zero at 12 o’clock, blue hand resets at 6 o’clock
Cushion-shaped case made of 26 parts
Diameter: 42 mm excluding the crowns
Thickness: 16.5 mm
Available in the following materials:
– Polished grade 5 titanium, black matt carbon fiber bezel
– Grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment, black matt carbon fiber bezel
Crown at 3 o’clock: position 1 to wind the movement; position 2 to adjust time + pusher for activation of chronograph No. 1 (start-stop-reset)
Crown at 9 o’clock: pusher to activate chronograph No. 2 (start-stop-reset)
Decoration of crowns: engraved Cyrus logo, black rubber ring embossed with grooves and red anodised aluminium ring on crown at 3 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 1; blue anodised aluminium ring at 9 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 2
Sapphire crystal on dial side: anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case back: sapphire crystal, sealed with customised screws with Cyrus logo
Engraving “Limited Edition ONE of 15”
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)
3D open-worked dial
Sapphire crystal hour ring with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, bevelled and polished edges, Arabic numerals with white Super-LumiNova with blue light emissions
Minute markers on black PVD flange placed at 5-minute intervals, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
Flange with double scale corresponding to chronograph with 5-minute intervals in red and blue
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock: smoked anti-reflective sapphire crystal, white lacquered Arabic numerals at 15-second intervals surmounted by a microblasted rhodium-plated ring, helix small seconds hand with luminescent tip (white Super-LumiNova with blue glow)
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock: smoked anti-reflective sapphire glass, luminescent markers at 5-minute intervals, two hands in red and blue with double indications at 15/30 minutes in same colour corresponding to the two independent chronographs
Red-lacquered bridges over the chronograph and small seconds counters
Lacquered column wheels: red at 12 o’clock and blue at 6 o’clock
Open-worked hour and minute hands, rhodium-plated with polished edges, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
Mirrored central chronograph seconds hands in red and blue
Red Cordura fabric strap with folding clasp in same material as case, customised with Cyrus logo
Additional black rubber strap
Limited edition of 15 pieces for each case version