Chronoswiss is most popular for its tremendous arrangement of controllers, a style spearheaded by the brand with the primary sequentially delivered wristwatch launched in 1987 – the Régulateur. While I’m a major fan and even went top to bottom with the advancement of Chronoswiss controllers , there’s another spearheading style that characterizes the brand. In 1995, Chronoswiss presented the Opus, the world’s first skeletonized programmed chronograph. The complexities of the complex development were on full presentation under the sub-dials and the style in the long run made it to the controller assortment with the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Limited Edition and different models. The most recent Opus Chronograph Flag sports an intense blue with white and red features, carrying colors common with public flags to a natural classic.
The treated steel case has all the signs of Chronoswiss, including a larger than usual onion crown, knurled edges on the two sides and arching carries. At 41mm in distance across and 14.8mm in stature, it’s contemporary and entirely wearable and has both brushed and glossy silk surfaces. It’s a misleadingly complex instance of 23 pieces with sapphire precious stones on the front and back, with the previous having numerous enemy of intelligent coatings. The two chronograph pushers have a straightened onion stylish at the finishes, matching the style of the crown. Uncovered screws secure the Louisiana gator calfskin lash to the drags by means of the brand’s licensed Autobloc framework. Flip the watch over and you’ll see a custom blue open-worked rotor improved with Côtes de Genève and dark extensions with perlage. Water-opposition is evaluated at 100 metres.
The dial side of the development proceeds with the dominatingly dark subject, permitting the hands and sub-dials to truly pop. Despite the fact that readability issues are common with skeletonized pieces, that unquestionably isn’t the situation here. Blue is prevailing with the external moment track (and top and base expansions) and sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock including the tone. The sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock, hour and moment hands and hands in the 3 and 9 o’clock sub-dials are white. The chronograph seconds hand and hands in the 12 and 6 o’clock sub-dials are red. These three tones (blue, white and red) are highlighted on large numbers of the world’s flags. The hour and moment hands have a Breguet Losange shape and all hands are lacquered. The watch is highlight rich with the little seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and simple schedule at 3 o’clock (with the 31 in red). Albeit the development is intentionally passed out for contrast, it’s as yet noticeable for skeleton fans, especially inside the schedule and 12-hour counter sub-dials.
The heart of the Opus Chronograph Flag is the Chronoswiss Caliber C.741S programmed, an intensely altered ETA Valjoux 7750. It has 25 gems, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 46-hour power save. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes and chronograph seconds, little seconds at 9 o’clock, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and simple schedule at 3 o’clock. The ETA Valjoux 7750 is among the most well known of chronograph workhorses and Chronoswiss has been utilizing it since the first Opus in 1995. As recently referenced, the scaffolds are galvanic dark with perlage, while the CVD-plated, open-worked blue rotor highlights unobtrusive Côtes de Genève.
The Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph Flag is accessible now for CHF 11,400, EUR 11,500, USD 11,400 or GBP 9,800. For more data, visit the Chronoswiss site .