The CZAPEK & CIE. Quai des Bergues collection welcomes 2018 with an impressive series of unique-looking and colourful hand engine-turned dials, including the Quai des Bergues “Guilloché Ricochet” Havana Brown. The centerpiece of this collection and indeed the Havana Brown limited edition is the hand-engine turned dial -that was produced using the traditional “and very painstaking guilloché main” processing French – is the state-of-art of dial making in Haute Horlogerie. It was initially invented for kettledrum decoration at the end of 18th Century and was then retrieved by the watchmaking industry. The exclusive “Guilloché Ricochet” from Czapek represents the ripples of a stone skipped on a lake. The resulting hand engine-turned surface is like no other in its depth, intricacy and quality appearance – an aesthetic that cannot be replicated, not even with today’s modern manufacturing technologies. The Havana brown colour is created by a galvanic method to enhance the beauty of the engraving. The special gold, silver, palladium and platinum plate of the dial is adorned with applied rose gold hour markers that beautifully harmonize with the 42.5 mm millimeter-wide, 18kt 5N rose gold case. Limited edition of 15 pieces.
5N rose gold, 42.5 mm. Domed sapphire crystal and sapphire back, both with anti-reflective coating on the inside. Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 bar/100 ft)
Havana brown handmade domed “Guilloché” dial with exclusive Czapek “Ricochet” design. Small seconds between 7 and 8 o'clock, power-reserve indicator and day of the week between 4 and 5 o'clock
Mechanical hand-wound, Czapek SXH1 calibre, 31 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, double open ratchets, twin barrels, blued screws, sandblasted bridges, hand-chamfering, 168-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, small seconds and power-reserve indicator with weekdays
Mat Shiny Brown Alligator strap with 5N rose gold pin buckle