While Czapek & Cie. typically depends on moderate designs, today it presents an exceptionally finished, commemorative piece with amazing métiers d’art showed on its dial. The new Quai des Bergues “Sursum Corda” is a novel piece made to praise the 175th commemoration of the Czapek name (the company Czapek & Cie. was made in 1845) and exhibits the need of a feeling of versatility in these difficult times.
This 42.5mm 18k white gold exceptional piece depends on the company’s debut assortment, the Czapek Quai des Bergues . This “Sursum Corda” release stands apart with its hand-made dial, quite possibly the most intricate made by the brand up until now. A world guide in dull blue cloisonné veneer on a white gold plate is encased inside a brushed white gold ring and an external hour ring with hand-engraved waves.
The ring outlining the guide bears the Latin engraving “Sursum Corda” – alongside its interpretation in English Lift up your Hearts just as in the three principle Swiss dialects: French, Italian and German. The formation of the dial included diverse master specialists. Specifically, the cloisonné veneer was created by Donzé Cadrans, while the external ring was hand-engraved by Michèle Rothen. Other dial highlights –, for example, the little seconds sub-dial, engravings ring and hour ring, were made by Metalem.
The watch is fueled by the hand-wound Caliber SXH1, an exclusive development created and produced with Chronode in Le Locle. Working at 3Hz, it can put away to 7 days or 168 hours of force save on two barrels. This form comes without its standard force save sign. Obvious through the display caseback, it highlights connects that are sandblasted, chamfered by hand and held by blued screws while its two fasteners are openworked.
The Czapek Quai des Bergues “Sursum Corda” is fitted with a dull blue croc cowhide tie got with a pin clasp. It is an exceptional piece and estimated at CHF 60,000. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.czapek.com