CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING chronograph DLC

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

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.

Technical details

Model: CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE RACING

References
Ref. 539.508.TTC.A: Polished titanium/carbon fiber
Ref. 539.508.DDC.A: Black DLC titanium (carbon fiber)

Movement
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

Functions
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

Case
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)

Dial
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

Strap
Red Cordura fabric strap with folding clasp in same material as case, customised with Cyrus logo
Additional black rubber strap

Edition
Limited edition of 15 pieces for each case version

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo

MB&F presents Legacy Machine Sequential Evo, the first ever chronograph watch by the award-winning Swiss horological laboratory.

Created in collaboration with Stephen McDonnell, it is the 20th caliber from the MB&F. The LM Sequential EVO movement incorporates two column-wheel chronographs and a groundbreaking “Twinverter” binary switch, allowing multiple timing modes including split-second and lap timer modes – a combination never seen before in any chronograph.

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo

Available in atomic orange or coal black, the dial plate of LM Sequential EVO features two chronograph displays. One has its seconds display at 9 o’clock and minutes display at 11 o’clock. The other has its seconds display at 3 o’clock and minutes display at 1 o’clock.

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo

Each of these chronograph displays can be started, stopped, and reset completely independently of each other, using the start/stop and reset pushers on their respective sides of the case. These make up the four chronograph pushers you would usually associate with having two chronograph mechanisms in one watch.

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo

There is also a fifth pusher, located at the 9 o’clock position. Known as “Twinverter”, it controls both chronograph systems, operating as a binary switch that inverts the current start/stop status of each chronograph.

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo

If both chronograph displays happen to be stopped (at zero position or otherwise), pressing the Twinverter will cause both of them to start simultaneously. If they are both running, the Twinverter makes them stop. If one is running and the other is stopped, the Twinverter stops the one that is running and starts the one that is stopped.

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo
Thanks to its twin chronograph mechanisms, LM Sequential EVO can also perform the same functions as a split-seconds chronograph. It even outperforms conventional chronographs and split-seconds chronographs in terms of energy efficiency and precision. Incorporating several innovative features, the manual wound movement offers 72 hours (3 days) power reserve.

The MB&F LM Sequential EVO Chronograph also offers the following modes of operations:

  • Independent mode: To measure the duration of multiple events with separate starting points and end points, even when the events overlap in timing
  • Simultaneous mode: To measure the individual durations of two events that start simultaneously, but have different end points
  • Cumulative mode: To measure the individual cumulative durations of two discontinuous events
  • Sequential mode (or lap mode): To measure the individual sub-durations of a single continuous multi-phase event, with provision for sub-durations that last over a minute

Designed for everyday use, its zirconium EVO case offers 80 metres of water resistance. The internal “FlexRing” damping system protects the complex chronographs movement from shocks.

MB&F Legacy Machine Sequential Evo

Legacy Machine Sequential EVO is presently available in two zirconium editions: with atomic orange dial plate (orange CVD) and with coal black dial plate (black PVD).

Technical details

Engine
Fully integrated dual chronograph system developed for MB&F by Stephen McDonnell, featuring Twinverter switch allowing multiple timing modes
Manual winding with double mainspring
72 hours (3 days) power reserve
Flying balance wheel with regulating screws at 12 o’clock, Breguet overcoil
Superlative hand finishing; internal bevel angles highlighting handcraft; polished bevels
Geneva waves; hand-made engravings, darkened bridges (NAC finish)
Galvanic black dials with Super-LumiNova on numerals and hands
Balance frequency: 3Hz (21,600 vph)
Number of components: 585
Number of jewels: 59

Functions
Time display (hours/minutes) at 6 o’clock
Left chronograph: seconds displayed at 9 o’clock and minutes at 11 o’clock; start/stop pusher at 10 o’clock and reset at 8 o’clock
Right chronograph: seconds displayed at 3 o’clock and minutes at 1 o’clock; start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock and reset at 4 o’clock
Twinverter pusher at 9 o’clock: binary switch that inverts the current start/stop status of both chronographs
Power reserve indication at the back of the movement

Case
Material: zirconium
Dimensions: diameter 44mm x height 18.2mm
Number of components: 74
Water resistance: 80m / 8ATM / 270 feet
Screw down crown
FlexRing annular dampener fitted between case and movement, providing shock protection along the vertical and lateral axes
Sapphire crystals on top and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces

Strap
Integrated rubber strap with titanium folding buckle

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

CYRUS Genève presents Klepcys DICE Lime, a new interpretation of its Double Independent Monopusher Chronograph.

Introduced in 2021, DICE is an acronym for Double Independent Chronograph Evolution. It is equipped with a Double Independent Monopusher Chronograph movement, developed by CYRUS in its in-house Manufacture in Le Locle. This extraordinary timepiece was developed by Jean-François Mojon, one of the talented master watchmakers in the modern era.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

Like its predecessor, the new Klepcys DICE Lime is equipped with two independent monopusher chronographs for measuring two short intervals of time independently or in synchrony, all housed in a single self-winding mechanical movement.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The hallmark feature of CYRUS Genève’s KLEPCYS timepieces is the iconic cushion-shaped case with elongated lugs on the case body, a three-dimensional bezel with rounded corners, and symmetrical twin crowns. Assembly of the case is a complex process involving no less than 26 polished and satin-finish parts.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The Klepcys DICE Lime comes in two versions, crafted from natural grade 5 titanium with a polished/satin finish, or a black DLC treatment. Just 10 pieces are available for each version. Given the amount of space occupied by the unusual calibre, with two mainplates and as many chronographic modules, the size is actually limited, with a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 16.5 mm.

The thinner bezel has been slightly adjusted to make more room for the dial and enhance legibility. Titanium is a hard-wearing, extremely lightweight material that makes this model, waterproof to 10 ATM, extremely comfortable to wear.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The 3D architecture of the open-worked display is an emblematic feature in all the Swiss Maison’s watches. It is a meditated approach, and designed to allow the chronograph mechanism to be seen in action from the dial side, from which the two column wheels are clearly visible.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The elapsed times recorded by the two chronographs can be read off at a glance, thanks to the two-colour scheme which CYRUS Genève has adopted in dazzling green and intense yellow. Both hues feature on the two hands of the chronograph counter at 3 o’clock, on the double-scale flange around the dial, on the column wheels and the respective crowns.

The chrono minute and second hands are specular. The first chronograph is picked out in green; the crown set at 3 o’clock starts, stops and resets it to 12 o’clock. The second chronograph is set with the pusher on the crown at 9 o’clock; it is highlighted in yellow, and resets to 6 o’clock.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The open-work luminescent hands are rhodium-plated. They indicate the time on a bevelled, anti-reflective sapphire crystal ring with raised Arabic numerals, also luminescent, which emit a blue glow. The transparency also ensures an unhindered view of the breath-taking movement that powers this model. The small seconds are placed at 9, with an original hand which recalls the Maison’s logo: a three-armed helix with a luminescent tip.

The look of the Klepcys DICE Lime has received an upgrade. The chrono counter and small seconds are both crafted in anti-reflective sapphire crystal with markers and profiles in green. The bridges above the respective counters are lacquer-finished in the same shade. The colour elements are all combined with skill, making for a dial which is aesthetically pleasing.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

To round off the style of the new “Klepcys DICE Green”, CYRUS Genève has opted for a green Cordura fabric strap with a titanium folding clasp to match the case. The watch is delivered with an additional soft black rubber strap.

Once again, Jean-François Mojon has surprised enthusiasts with his latest creation: the CYR718 automatic calibre. The movement which powers the Klepcys DICE Lime features two identical chronograph mechanisms which are visible on the dial side, as the movement has been reversed. The symmetrical design offers a fascinating view of the two column wheels that are the “heart” of this complication.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The two mainplates of this innovative mechanism are finished with a black micro-beaded PVD treatment. The additional module for the two independent chronographs is made up of 218 components, all mounted on the two mainplates. With 443 components in total, the mechanism beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour, and the single barrel delivers a 60-hour power reserve.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

Klepcys DICE Lime is equipped with two independent chronograph movements and two display axes: one corresponds to the chronograph seconds and the second to the 30-minute counter of the double chronograph. The chronographs are activated by two column wheels, which in turn activate the different levers and couplings that move the seconds and 30-minute chronograph display.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The activation of chronograph levers generates considerable shocks and dispersion of energy, especially during the return-to-zero phase when the hammer on the heart cam is activated. Thanks to a special system of insulation, which ensures precision measurements for the duration of the event, these shocks have no repercussions on the display of the functions. In short, the two chronographs function independently without exerting any influence on one another.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE LIME

The motion work mechanism that carries the hours and minutes hands also required special attention. Conventionally, this mechanism is composed of several gears placed on different rotational axes. However, to free up as much space as possible for the dual chronograph complication, Mojon came up with a concentric mechanism for the motion work. Not only is the mechanism more compact, but it is coaxial to the axes of the hands.

Technical details

Model: Klepcys DICE Lime

References
Ref. 539.508.TT.B: With polished titanium case
Ref. 539.508.DD.B: With black DLC titanium case

Movement
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: 51total – 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

Functions
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 green and yellow
Two central chronograph hands; green hand resets-to-zero at 12 o’clock, yellow hand resets at 6 o’clock

Case
Cushion-shaped case made of 26 parts
Diameter: 42 mm excluding the crowns
Thickness: 16.5 mm
Materials: Polished/brushed Grade 5 titanium/ Grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment
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 green anodised aluminium ring on crown at 3 o’clock corresponding to chronograph No. 1; yellow 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 10”
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)

Dial
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 green and yellow
Open-worked hour and minute hands, rhodium-plated with polished edges, treated with white Super-LumiNova with blue glow
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock: anti-reflective sapphire crystal with green profile and green 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: anti-reflective sapphire glass with green profile, markers at 5-minute intervals, two specular hands in green and yellow with double indications at 15/30 minutes in same colour corresponding to the two independent chronographs
Central chronograph seconds hands: green hand with reset at 12 o’clock, yellow with reset at 6 o’clock
Green lacquered bridges of the chronograph counter and small seconds
Lacquered column wheels: green at 12 o’clock and yellow at 6 o’clock

Strap
Green Cordura fabric strap with folding clasp matching the case material, customised with Cyrus logo
Additional black rubber strap

Edition
Limited edition of 10 pieces in each case material

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

Independent Swiss watch brand CYRUS Geneva presents KLEPCYS DICE, a new entrant into the Klepcys collection. DICE stands for Double Independent Chronograph Evolution.

A technically advanced progression of the traditional chronograph, DICE houses a singer-pusher double independent chronograph mechanism driven by a self-winding movement developed by master watchmaker, Jean-François Mojon.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

The origins for double independent chronograph date back to 1873, when watchmaker Arnold Frankfeld registered the development of his ‘Double-Stop Movements’ at the New York patent office.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE is capable of measuring two short intervals independently. Its Double Independent Chronograph function is not similar as rattrapante (split-seconds chronograph), where the two hands track the time of two events that start simultaneously but end at different times or indicate an intermediate elapsed time.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

With a diameter of 42 mm and a thickness of 16.5 mm, the distinctive 26-part cushion-shaped case is water-resistant to 10 ATM/100 m. Available in polished grade 5 titanium or black DLC grade 5 titanium, the case features alternating polished, satin-brushed and sandblasted surfaces. The case back is secured with customised screws with the Maison’s three-armed helix logo.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

The twin crowns are equipped with a pusher that sets the three chronograph functions (start/stop/reset). Both are fully functional and embellished with the brand’s helix logo and distinguished by either a red or blue anodised aluminium ring to select which chronograph is going to be activated. The hallmark rubber ring to ensure a better grip of the crown when winding or setting the time is also featured on the KLEPCYS DICE.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

Thanks to the open-worked architecture, the prestigious mechanics that powers KLEPCYS DICE command centre stage on the dial.

The two column wheels are highlighted on the dial. Picked out in bright red and electric blue lacquer, they are placed at 12 and 6 o’clock, respectively. The unusual arrangement of the chronograph mechanism on the dial side reveals the motion of the finely decorated wheels, levers and gears mounted on a double mainplate with a black microbeaded PVD treatment.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

A host of sapphire crystal elements on the dial offer an unhindered view of this extraordinary calibre. The large sapphire crystal ring corresponding to the time is anti-reflective and features Arabic numerals in relief with white Super-LumiNova that emits a blue glow. The sapphire ring, with its bevelled and polished profile, is cut to make room for the chronograph counter, the small seconds and the two column wheels.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

The dimensions of the small seconds at 9 o’clock and the counter corresponding to the two independent chronographs at 3 o’clock are generous to enhance legibility.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE dial details

Both counters are crafted in smoked sapphire crystal and fixed to a bridge carved in the shape of Cyrus’s logo. The rhodium-plated microbeaded helix is decorated with circular satin finish and doubles up as an original seconds hand with a luminescent tip.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE dial details

The 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock – the star function of KLEPCYS DICE – is equipped with two vertically aligned hands in red and blue. Thanks to the bold colours, reading the two elapsed times is instantaneous.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE dial details

 

The independent hands track a graduated scale with markers at 15 and 30 minutes in alternating red and blue. The same red and blue colour scheme is used for the two central seconds hands, each measuring a different length. The reason that the hands differ in length is because they track the seconds on a slightly convex flange printed with two parallel scales graduated every 5 seconds and picked out in red and blue.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE dial details

Mirroring the motion of the hands on the 30-minute counter, the longer red central seconds hand measures time on the outermost scale and returns to zero at 12 o’clock; the shorter blue hand tracks the innermost blue scale and returns to zero at 6 o’clock.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE dial details

Jean-François Mojon is the mastermind behind the new 443-component CYR718 self-winding manufacture calibre powering KLEPCYS DICE.

KLEPCYS DICE is equipped with two independent chronograph movements and two display axes: one corresponds to the chronograph seconds and the second to the 30-minute counter of the double chronograph. The chronographs are activated by two column wheels, which in turn activate the different levers and couplings that move the seconds and 30-minute chronograph display.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE movement

The activation of chronograph levers generates considerable shocks and dispersion of energy, especially during the return-to-zero phase when the hammer on the heart cam is activated. Thanks to a special system of insulation, which ensures precision measurements for the duration of the event, these shocks have no repercussions on the display of the functions. In short, the two chronographs function independently without exerting any influence on one another.

The motion work mechanism that carries the hours and minutes hands also required special attention. Conventionally, this mechanism is composed of several gears placed on different rotational axes. However, to free up as much space as possible for the dual chronograph complication, Mojon came up with a concentric mechanism for the motion work. Not only is the mechanism more compact, but it is coaxial to the axes of the hands.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE movement

Two main-plates were required for this innovative mechanism. Treated with black microbeaded PVD, the 218 components of the additional module corresponding to the two independent chronographs are mounted on the this two mainplates.

It is worth noting that since the chronograph mechanism is visible on the dial side, the movement has been reversed. Its symmetrical design offers a fascinating view of the two column wheels that are the “heart” of this complication.

Automatic calibre CYR718 beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and is equipped with a single barrel offering 60 hours of autonomy at full charge. Furthermore, the balance wheel is protected by an Incabloc shock protection system.

The meticulous attention to detail on the dial of the KLEPCYS DICE extends to the reverse side of the case. Thanks to a sapphire glass case back, the decorative flourishes on the NAC-treated bridges can be admired.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

Decorated with an embossed sunray pattern, the bridges display satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The design of the open-worked monobloc rotor is new and features a galvanic grey NAC coating and a sunray finish. The rotor is engraved with the motto “The Conquest of Innovation” and adorned with an 18k 4N gold helix.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

KLEPCYS DICE is presented with a grey Cordura fabric strap with a titanium folding clasp to match the case material and is delivered with an additional black rubber strap.

CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

KLEPCYS DICE” is presented in two different versions in limited editions of 50 pieces each.

Technical details

Model: CYRUS KLEPCYS DICE

  • Ref. 539.508.TT.A: Polished titanium

  • Ref. 539.508.DD.A: Black DLC titanium

Movement
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 micro-beaded 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

Functions
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

Case
Cushion-shaped case made of 26 parts
Diameter: 42 mm excluding the crowns
Thickness: 16.5 mm
Materials: Polished Grade 5 titanium or Grade 5 titanium with black DLC treatment
Crown at 3 o’clock: position 1to 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 50”
Water-resistance: 10 ATM (100 m – 330 ft)

Dial
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 micro-blasted 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
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
Central chronograph seconds hands: red hand with reset at 12 o’clock, blue with reset at 6 o’clock

Strap
Grey Cordura fabric strap with folding clasp in same material as case, customised with Cyrus logo
Additional black rubber strap

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces in each case material

IWC Schaffhausen – Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium (Ref. IW386501, IW386503) & Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium (Ref. IW326403)

Materials used in Formula One™ inspired the cases of the Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium and Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium. Technically speaking, too, the two timepieces are ideal for the motorsport’s premier discipline. While the Double Chronograph records lap times, the Dual Time helps to keep track of the time during the racing season despite constant time-zone changes.

The new design line in the Ingenieur watch family is easy to identify: instead of the characteristic bores, the bezels of these distinctive sports watches feature five screws. These secure the bezel firmly to the cases of the Ingenieur Double Chronograph (Ref. IW386501, IW386503) and the Ingenieur Dual Time (Ref. IW326403), which are made of titanium.

Titanium is one of the materials IWC first introduced to the watch industry back in the early 1980s and has several outstanding properties: only half the weight of stainless steel, it is corrosion-resistant, antimagnetic and particularly skin-friendly. In both watches, therefore, the crown, crown protection and push-buttons are made of titanium, which is painstakingly coated with rubber.

IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium
Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium

In Formula One™ racing, lap times provide information about technical parameters and the course of the race. During qualifying, the driver with the fastest lap time is awarded pole position, on the inside bend at the front of the grid. So it was clear that the new Ingenieur collection, which is dedicated to the partnership agreement between IWC Schaffhausen and the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, would have to feature a double chronograph.

IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium, REF. IW386501
IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium, REF. IW386501

The split-seconds hand can be used to record two intermediate times within a given minute while the stopwatch hand with its blue or white tip continues to run. When the push-button at “10 o’clock” is pressed again, the split-seconds hand instantly catches up with the chronograph hand and runs synchronously with it once again. In this way, users can record as many lap times as they choose. The stopwatch display at “12 o’clock” is divided up into 30 minutes and contains a jumping minute counter. In the course of an hour, its triangular tip completes two revolutions.

IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium, REF. IW386503
IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium, REF. IW386503

The hour counter in the totalizer at “6 o’clock” marks off stop times in half-hour segments. The recessed totalizers, which closely resemble tachometers, give the watch its consistent, instrument- inspired look. With so many displays, it goes almost without saying that, apart from the date, there should also be one for the day of the week.

The Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium is water-resistant to 12 bar, available with either a silver-plated or black dial, and worn with a rubber strap.

IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium, REF. IW326403
Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium

The new Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium takes the hard work out of it by showing a second local time of the wearer’s choice. On the dial, we see the current local time. This can be advanced or moved back in one-hour steps, even beyond the International Date Line.

IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium, REF. IW326403
IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium, REF. IW326403

While the white- tipped seconds hand relentlessly circuits the dial, the white triangle in the outer 24-hour ring shows a second time and ensures that the wearer’s home time is always visible. To make it easier to differentiate between day and night, the upper half, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., is darker than the lower half. The Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium retails with a black rubber strap.

Technical details

Model: IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium, REF. IW386501 • IW386503

Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding – Date and day display – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Small hacking seconds – Split-seconds hand for intermediate timing – Screw-in crown

Movement
Calibre 79420
Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels 29
Power reserve 44 h
Winding automatic

Case, dial & strap
Materials
Ref. IW386501: titanium case, silver-coloured dial, black rubber strap, pin buckle in titanium
Ref. IW386503: titanium case, black dial, black rubber strap, pin buckle in titanium

Glass sapphire, flat, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Case height: 16 mm

Model: IWC Ingenieur Dual Time Titanium, REF. IW326403

Mechanical movement – Self-winding – Hour hand adjustable in one-hour steps (TZC = Time Zone Corrector) – 24-hour display (second time zone) – Date display – Central hacking seconds – Screw-in crown

Movement
Calibre 35720
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels: 27
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: automatic

Case, dial & strap
Materials: titanium case, titanium-coloured dial, black rubber strap, pin buckle in titanium
Glass: sapphire, flat, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Case height: 13 mm

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition DFB, Ref. IW371803 – The Official Watch of the German National Football Team

The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition DFB by IWC Schaffhausen was launched in 2008 on the occasion of Euro Cup. The Swiss manufactory supplied the official watch of the German national football team during Euro 2008. The production of this special edition watch was limited to 500 pieces only and intended to the fans of German football team .

The German footballers attended the European Cup with the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition DFB, a masculine timepiece with characteristics that could serve as the model for the team’s approach to the game. The double chronograph impressively combines dynamics, creativity, precision, robustness and reliability.

The two chronograph buttons permit the recording of aggregate times up to twelve hours, and the third button controls the split-seconds mechanism developed by IWC: It stops the split-seconds hand in order to measure an intermediate time within any one-minute period, and then it allows that hand to fly back and become synchronized with the running stop time.

IWC has modified the minute graduations especially for the DFB watch. An area marked out as a square indicates the passage of 45 minutes, the duration of one half of the game, and red numerals show any extra time. This totalizer is thus integrated harmoniously into the overall appearance of the dial, which is finished in the DFB team colours.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition DFB, Ref. IW371803 - The Official Watch of the German National Football Team

The dial’s background colour is white, corresponding to the home strip, while the numerals and the totalizer are black, like the players’ socks. The two red seconds hands and the yellow split-seconds hand complement the colour scheme. A black soft strap with anthracite- grey decorative stitching, which contributes to the watch’s overall elegance, ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist.

An engraving on the steel case back identifies the chronograph as the “Official Watch of the German National Football Team”. This inscription borders the relief DFB logo at the centre of the back. The serial number of the watch, which was limited to 500 copies, can also be found here. All the players on the European Cup squad had received a watch bearing their individual number on the back of their strip, and the first 50 watches were reserved exclusively for the DFB.

The other watches in this limited edition were intended for ambitious football fans who wish to demonstrate their support for the German national team on their wrist.