As the energy produced by the SIHH settles down, we investigate four watches by independent watchmakers uncovered in January. Set apart by inventiveness, striking shapes and colors, and excellent mechanics, the independent watchmaking scene stays full of surprises.
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Chronograph Salmon Dial
The Faubourg de Cracovie Chronograph was introduced at Baselworld 2018 . On the event of the kickoff of its own store in Geneva, Czapek dispatches new dial varieties including this salmon hand-guilloché dial with silvered sub-counters. The 41.5mm steel case houses the programmed SHX3 type, a high-recurrence incorporated chronograph with vertical grasp and section wheel, manufactured by Vaucher.
Quick facts: 41.5mm steel case – water-impervious to 50m – programmed SHX3 type – hours, minutes, seconds, date and chronograph – crocodile tie with collapsing clasp – CHF 24,000. For more data, visit www.czapek.com
Louis Moinet Moon and Mars
Louis Moinet praises the Moon and Mars with two restricted release watches. Their dial replicates the outside of the Moon (silver-hued) and of Mars (copper-hued). These restricted release watches include a part of a Moon or Mars shooting star in a container at 3 o’clock. The 43.2mm case is introduced either in steel or pink gold. Obvious through the presentation caseback, the programmed development includes a guilloché rotor.
Quick facts: 43.2mm steel or pink gold case – water-impervious to 50m – programmed type – hours, minutes and little seconds – gator lash with collapsing clasp – CHF 39,500 in pink gold, CHF 15,000 in steel – restricted releases of 12 pieces dressed in gold and 60 pieces in steel. For more data, visit www.louismoinet.com
Manufacture Royale Androgyne Full Blue
Blue a major trend dark at Manufacture Royale. The striking three-dimensional engineering of the Androgyne is introduced in full blue, with a blued steel case and tourbillon open-worked development. This was accomplished gratitude to another CVD-covering adequately safe to be utilized for both the development and outer pieces of the watch.
Quick facts: 43mm CVD-covered treated steel case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound MR02 type – hours, minutes and tourbillon – crocodile tie with pin clasp – CHF 52,000. For more data, visit www.manufactureroyale.com
Claude Meylan Skull
An independent watchmaker situated in the Vallée-de-Joux that has practical experience in skeleton watches, Claude Meylan observes Mexican culture with a progression of beautiful “Calaveras” watches. Housed in a 42mm steel case, the skulls are made by utilizing water-printing and superimposed on a fully skeletonized development, in light of Unitas 6497.
Quick facts: 42mm steel case – water-impervious to 30m – hand-wound Unitas 6497 type, fully skeletonized – hours, minutes and seconds – calfskin tie with pin clasp – CHF 3,500. For more data, visit www.claudemeylan.ch