Xemex Piccadilly Chronograph Reserve All Black

The new all black edition of the Xemex Piccadilly Chronograph comes with a galvanised steel case, olive grey dial and black rubber strap. The watch, in addition to chronograph function, features a power reserve indicator at 3ó clock and date window at 4ó clock. This Xemex watch is equipped with an automatic Valjoux 7750 movement.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, Valjoux 7750, with additional 42-hour power reserve module

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph and power reserve indicator

Case
Black galvanised steel or brushed steel, 40 mm
Sapphire crystal and screw-down back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Olive grey
12-hour, 30-minute and small seconds counters at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively
Power reserve at 3 o’clock
Date window at 4 o’clock

Strap
Black rubber with black galvanised steel folding clasp

XEMEX

The Swiss watch brand XEMEX bears the signature of the internationally renowned and acclaimed Swiss designer Ruedi Külling.

Xemex Swiss Watch launched its first watch model, the “Offroad No. 1“, in 1996. With this first timepiece, the brand’s creator and designer consistently realized his concept of watch design in accordance with his principles “Simplify, unify, clarify”. This circular timepiece quickly created a furore. Strictly functional and with a design pared down to the barest essentials, it was received with enthusiasm by all lovers of conscious design.

In 2000, following on from the success of these watches, XEMEX presented the “Avenue” line; this was followed by the lines “Speedway” (2003 – today “XE 5000”), “Piccadilly” (2004), ARTE (2008) and CONCEPT ONE (2009). In addition to the mentioned models the whole collection has been completed by an entire new Ladies Collection called “Savannah” (2008).

However, the success of XEMEX is not only due to its outstanding, fundamentally unique design. When Ruedi Külling founded Xemex Swiss Watch in 1996, he planned the brand with all its characteristics from the very beginning.

The XEMEX brand is a completely coordinated unit. Name, logo, image and design are all in harmony and complement each other perfectly. The name can be pronounced anywhere in the world and can be read from both left to right and right to left; this is underlined by the clear typography of the logo.

The design is distinguished by its powerful character and memorable formal language. Xemex does not create trends, but manufactures milestones whose form, color and incomparable love of detail make subtle elegance into an unforgettable trademark. As the daily focus of frequent attention, the watch must be just right – for the wearer and for the function, although form is subordinate to function. Reducing the design to the bare essentials guarantees good readability during the day and at night. The architecture of time is straightforward, without frills.

The clean typography and the finished, meticulous construction of the case reflect the precision of the movement. The dial, the hands and the flexible bridges emphasize the interplay of the elements. This instrument shows the time as a self-contained unit. This has made it possible for XEMEX watches to become highly valued collector’s items. This is also due to technical competence, visionary design and a clever marketing strategy.

After one and a half years of preparation, Külling presented his new brand Xemex Swiss Watch with its product philosophy, and launched his first line, “Offroad”.

In watch design, Ruedi Külling’s motto is: less is more. This concept also made him famous as a graphic designer; his posters are on display in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Now they have been joined by some of his watches. They can also be admired in the Chicago Museum of Architecture Design, the London Design Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Külling reduces things to the bare essentials. Clear forms, functional but nevertheless stylish, are the foundation of his designs. Watches serve to show the time, without which they would be useless. Readability is therefore of prime importance; it is achieved through the clarity of the design. Watches make people, they express their identity and underline their individual personality.

The brand’s success story is still continuing today; it has been able to make a name for itself in a short time – and not only with watch lovers. Everyone who appreciates simple elegance is attracted by the clear design, well thought out down to the smallest detail, and the appealing charisma of these timepieces. Their self-contained, straightforward design has made XEMEX watches popular all over the world.

The 6 Design Series of Xemex Swiss Watch

1st Design Series: 1996 – XEMEX Offroad
Functionality, good readability, optimum wearer comfort and uncompromising design. The circular timepieces in the XEMEX Offroad series consistently implement all these values. The Offroad is practical, robust and sporty. Characteristics – present in all XEMEX design series – include the flexible bridges between the case and the strap and the five holes in the rotor which stand for the letters in the brand name. In accordance with the Xemex brand maxim “Simplicity, unity and clarity,” the design focuses on the essentials; function is more important than formal aesthetics.

2nd Design Series: 2000 – XEMEX Avenue
Design at its most beautiful. With its striking square case design, the models in the Avenue series are already numbered among the design classics in the watch industry. If XEMEX Offroad embodies the reduction of the idea of a watch to a circular time display, XEMEX Avenue is the quadrature of the circle: innovation and perfection down to the last detail. Balanced form, sophisticated detail, the purest combinations of color and material – these are the distinguishing features of these exceptional timepieces.

3rd Design Series: 2003 – XEMEX XE 5000
Exceptional design, circular case and unique form. The flexible bridge attachments, all details of the brushed stainless steel case and the domed sapphire crystal are rounded and underline the dynamism of the case concept.  The characteristic XEMEX lugs break into the perfect sphere of the curved bezel; the crown is recessed in the convex case. XEMEX XE 5000 is youthful, progressive and its 44 mm or 40 mm diameter is imposing.

4th Design Series: 2004 – XEMEX Piccadilly
The perfect realization of simplicity in the rhythm of the city. The Piccadilly has an open face measuring 40 mm. It draws every eye with its simplicity and elegance, and takes the XEMEX design philosophy of simplification and paring to the essentials to new heights.  The character of this watch is marked above all by the dial, available in various colors. The large, finely set dial has enough space for additional functions such as a large date display, calendar display, GMT etc. The fine hands and the narrow bezel reinforce the impression of elegance left by this watch.

5th Design Series: 2008 – XEMEX ARTE
ARTE is the embodiment of the brand philosophy created when the brand was founded in 1996: “Simplify, unify, clarify”.  Watches with an attractive design which are all made according to one principle: the time has priority and the watch’s owner must be able to see the time easily.

ARTE represents the continuation and further development of the Xemex philosophy. Like modern architecture, which in turn is again drawing increasingly on the Bauhaus style of earlier days, the ARTE is continuing a tradition which in these modern times recalls what watches were actually made for: to see the time.

6th Design Series: 2009 – XEMEX CONCEPT
Attributes such as dynamism and progressiveness combined with reliability and a streamlined design make the brand new XEMEX model CONCEPT ONE exceptional. The powerful case with its asymmetric form deriving out of the inner circle is unique in the world of watches and is a perfect implementation of creativity and function. This makes the watch imposing and eye-catching while providing enough space for all important functions. One ingenious detail are the extraordinary red and black pushers for the counter function of the chronograph, which are perfectly integrated into the case. Furthermore is the eye drawn to the perfect matching of the deep-black dial with luminous index markers, which grant excellent readability at day and night – one of the major maxims of XEMEX SWISS WATCH.

Xemex Ladies Collection SAVANNAH
Xemex Swiss Watch presents the new ladies’ collection “Savannah”, with a completely self-contained design. Flowing forms coupled with stringent design qualities are the radiant features of this attractive and rare symbiosis.

True to the Xemex design philosophy “Simplify, objectify, clarify”, a ladies’ model has been developed which underlines the brand’s product policy and originality but whose stylistically attractive appearance nevertheless appeals to the female eye.

While focusing on the essentials, the elegant character of the “Savannah” is appealing and makes it clear that opposites can by all means complement each other stylistically.

Awards and Prizes

In both 2000 and 2001, Xemex Swiss Watch won first place in a competition for the design innovation of the year. Today, thirteen years later, XEMEX designs are more convincing than ever with their unmistakably clear lines. Although the collection has continued to expand since 1996 and completely new design series have been added, XEMEX has always remained true to its design philosophy “Simplify, unify, clarify”. This consistency has been rewarded. The compact model Xemex XE 5000 Day-Date was awarded third place in the “Golden Balance Wheel 2006” competition organized by Focus and the German watch magazine “Uhrenmagazin”.  2008 Xemex received the worldwide most esteemed Design Award – the “Good Design Award”.

Other awards

  • Silver Die from the Art Directors Club Switzerland, category Product Design, 1999
  • Red Dot for high design quality from the North Rhine-Westphalian Design Center, 1998
  • Best eight watches of the year (Uhren Welt/Montres Passion), 1996.
  • Design Innovation of the Year 2000 and 2001: Xemex won first prize in the competition for the design innovation of the year in  2000 and 2001.
  • Chronos Design Innovation Prize 2000: 1st place “Avenue Chronometer Chronograph”
  •  “Golden Balance Wheel 2006”: award for “XEMEX XE 2006 Day-Date”,  3rd place in the category up to 1,000 EUR.
  • GOOD Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum in the Category “Personal Goods” – awarded model: Piccadilly Calendario Reserve.

Contact details
Xemex Swiss Watch
Seefeldstrasse 69
CH – 8008 Zürich
www.xemex.ch

XEMEX Concept One Chronograph

Attributes such as dynamism and progressiveness combined with reliability and a streamlined design make the brand new XEMEX model CONCEPT ONE exceptional. Even the smallest detail of the CONCEPT ONE Chronograph bears the signature of the world-famous Swiss designer Ruedi Külling – the founder, president and designer of Xemex Swiss Watch.

The powerful case with its asymmetric form deriving out of the inner circle is unique in the world of watches and is a perfect implementation of creativity and function. This makes the watch imposing and eye-catching while providing enough space for all important functions. One ingenious detail is the extraordinary red and black pushers for the counter function of the chronograph, which are perfectly integrated into the case. Furthermore is the eye drawn to the perfect matching of the deep-black dial with luminous index markers, which grant excellent readability at day and night – one of the major maxims of XEMEX SWISS WATCH.

XEMEX Concept One is available in three colour variations: with white, luminous yellow and deep-black dial, all matching perfectly with the racy black rubber strap, which has been thoroughly designed especially for this exceptional race-timer.

Technical details

Model: XEMEX CONCEPT ONE CHRONO

References
6600.03 black dial,
6601.03 white dial,
6602.03 yellow dial (luminous)

Movement
SWISS MADE Quartz movement
High-quality craftsmanship

Case
Brushed stainless steel, sapphire glass, screwed back

Diameter: 47×43 mm
Water resistance: up to 50 m

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds Chronograph,
Date display, Tachometer scale.

Dial
Black with applied indexes
Hands: Luminous hands.
Alternatives: White or luminous yellow dial

Strap
Rubber strap with stainless steel butterfly clasp

Price
RRP 959.00 CHF or 599.00 €

Xemex Piccadilly Chronograph

The newly launched Chronograph from Xemex Swiss Watch effortlessly fits in with the fourth series, the Piccadilly, and its striking clarity is again causing a furor.

Just a glance at this Chronograph is enough to note the characteristic signature of the renowned Swiss designer Ruedi Külling – the company of origin can clearly be recognized from this elegant timepiece. The sophisticated interplay of time measurement, date and timer functions clearly illustrate the brand’s maxims: “Simplicity, functionality and clarity”. In accordance with these keywords, the design focuses on the essence; function is more important than formal aesthetics.

Unparalleled with its unostentatious appearance and clear lines, the wafer-thin seeming stainless steel bezel encompasses the dial, shimmering in dark black – and recedes into the background through the narrow detail on the edge. The dial is the epitome of balance and orderliness, it embodies the whole potential of time measurement pulsing within the brushed stainless steel case.

40 mm in diameter, the unique appearance of the Piccadilly Chronograph making it seem double the size in the beholder’s eye, the watch is driven and kept in time by the precise automatic SWISS MADE movement ETA Valjoux. A sapphire crystal view window grants an exclusive insight into the interior workings of this significant new creation from Xemex.

Like its predecessor, the Piccadilly Chronograph holds fast to the comfortable, flexible bridge attachments, a characteristic of the Xemex brand.

Technical details

Model: Piccadilly Chronograph
Reference number: 8700.43

Movement
Swiss Made Automatic Chronograph on the basis of ETA Valjoux; Xemex-modified

Case
Brushed stainless steel
Sapphire crystal
Base with display window
Screwed crown
Diameter: 40 mm
Water resistance: up to 5 bar

Functions
Hour, minute and second display
Date display
Second / minute / hour timer functions

Dial
Matt black, polished zones

Strap
Black calfskin strap, stainless steel clasp

Alternatives
Also available with black leather strap 8700.41

Xemex Ladies Collection”Savannah”

Xemex Swiss Watch presents the new ladies’ collection “Savannah”, with a completely self-contained design. Flowing forms coupled with stringent design qualities are the radiant features of this attractive and rare symbiosis.

True to the Xemex design philosophy “Simplify, objectify, clarify”, a ladies’ model has been developed which underlines the brand’s product policy and originality but whose stylistically attractive appearance nevertheless appeals to the female eye.

The face of “Savannah” has large number applications at three and six o’clock and 83 high-quality diamonds set into the dial and case in the form of two round arches and a high lightening silver ball.

For this timepiece too, the striking polished stainless steel case perfectly sets off the quadrature of elegance. Four flexible lugs connect it to a hand-made “stone-colored” teju lizard skin strap. The adjustable angle of the bridges means that the bridges and thus the case and strap fit the wrist perfectly. Skeletized hour and minute hands rounding off the style this original timepiece.

While focusing on the essentials, the elegant character of the “Savannah” is appealing and makes it clear that opposites can by all means complement each other stylistically.

Technical details

Reference numbers
25043.02 white
25044.02 black

Movement
ETA Quartz 902 Swiss made

Case
Stainless steel
Diameter: 31x35mm
Water resistance: 30 meters

Functions
Hour and minute display

Dial
White or black with large number indices at 3 and 6 o’clock

Diamonds
83 brilliant diamonds – full cut w/si

Strap
Hand-made Genuine Teju lizard skin strap in color black or white

Alternatives
Stone-colored teju lizard skin strap and various diamonds settings

Xemex XE5000 IVORY Chronograph

The XE5000 IVORY Chronograph is distinguished by its streamlined design, its circular case made of brushed stainless steel and its form, unique in the world of watches, all of which make it a stylish, dynamic timepiece. With a diameter of 44 mm, the case is powerful and imposing. The characteristic Xemex lugs break into the perfect sphere of the curved bezel; the crown is recessed in the convex case.

All resistance which could hinder the speed of this watch has been removed. Only the push-button for setting the timer seems to be exempt from this rule – on the contrary: its striking angular form underlines its significance for this model. The chronograph functions are not intended to be decorative accessories; they are meant for active use, for recording every second as it flashes by. The Chronograph gives priority to fast readability.

The brilliant white dial of this XE5000 model is a real eye-catcher. The black surrounded Luminova minute hands and the highlighting silver timer displays are a perfect contrast. They stand out vividly from the background of the brilliant white dial, which makes them even faster and clearer to read. One ingenious detail is the tachometer scale, the red markers and indices of which are integrated into the sapphire crystal. The eye is drawn to the bright red speed indicator located at the center of the dial.

The SWISS MADE Automatic movement guarantees technical perfection and reliability. This impressive XEMEX watch is held in place by a white rubber strap, appealing for its perfect wearer comfort and flexibility.

Technical details

Reference number: 5504.04

Movement
SWISS MADE Automatic Movement

Case
Brushed stainless steel,
Curved sapphire crystal, screwed back with window
Recessed crown
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance: up to 50 m

Functions
Tachometer scale
Date display
Timer function

Dial
White

Strap
Rubber strap
Clasp: Stainless steel butterfly clasp

Variations
Dials and straps in different combinations of colors.

Xemex Avenue Gold Chronograph

In 2007, Xemex expanded its Avenue line with a gold model produced in a limited series. This automatic chronograph watch featured a pink gold case with black dial featuring Luminescent hands and hour-markers. The watch case is finished with brushed and polished on the sides.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date

Case
18K pink gold, brushed and polished on the sides
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Black
Luminescent hands and hour-markers
Counters: hour, minute and seconds at 6, 9 and 3 o’clock respectively
Date window at 4.30, on the outside of the hour-markers

Bracelet/Strap
Black crocodile, 18K pink gold buckle

Other versions
Set in diamonds (4.5 ct)

Xemex XE 5000 Python Automatic Chronograph

Introduced in 2007, this new sporty and trendy XE 5000 Python chronograph comes in a particularly original choice of colours. The yellow of the counters and the olive green of the dial harmonise with the rubber strap in a matching colour. Measuring 44mm diameters, the stainless steel case of this Xemex watch houses the ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7750

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date, tachometer

Case
Steel, 44 mm
Domed sapphire crystal
Screw-down sapphire back
Mobile horns
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Olive green
Yellow chronograph counters
Counters: hour, minute and seconds at 6, 12 and 9 o’clock respectively
Date window at 3 o’clock

Strap
Yellow or olive green rubber, steel butterfly clasp

Other versions
Dials and straps in different combinations of colours