WatchTime New York 2022 is now only two days away, with this year’s event to be our best yet. Bringing together over 30 participating brands and many of the most important watches of the year, the major collectors even will take place from October 21 to 23 at Midtown Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. Among these brands is watchmaker Chronoswiss, which will be presenting one of its latest in the Space Timer Moonwalk.
Considered by the brand to be the most complex creation Chronoswiss has ever made, the Space Timer Moonwalk is a timepiece to be admired. In this design, we find some typical elements of the brand, inclusive of an hour indicator at 12 o’clock with a visible gear train and bridge underneath it, a central minutes and seconds counter, as well as an onion crown and a 44mm. Yet, while familiar here, this is where comparisons to previous models ends and the uniquenss of the novelty becomes clear.
The dial alone consists of 63 components— a record that will be repeated throughout the Space Timer collection in the future. At 6 o’clock Chronoswiss has created a moon phase with date— an integrated titanium double complication and a premier for the watchmaker. The date is indicated by odd Arabic numerals and for even dates, by steel microbeads just 0.6mm in diameter. They are individually surrounded by a disk of ITR2, a new-generation carbon nanotube-based material. It is eight times lighter than steel and can be polished, sandblasted, painted and satin finished. It is partially skeletonized for the hour display, polished on the front and sandblasted on the back. The idea is to create the illusion that time and space – inclusive of the day, the moon, the stars— all seem to float in the interstellar void.
For the Space Timer Moonwalk, Chronoswiss has developed a unique guilloche pattern that was made entirely by hand. Dubbed Moonwalk in honor of the dance pop legend and recalling the interstellar, it further references the “legendary” step by the brand in the watch’s debut, that is— like the pop legend— forward, backward, slipped, and walked— yet through it all making an incredible statement. massive SuperLumiNova cylinders help lighten the rhythm of the mysterious dial, and further add it’s the utility in low light conditions.
The game of hands is fascinatingly complex, too, with the hours and minutes pointers being both skeletonized and coated with Super-LumiNova. The second’s hand is hand-bent and has a red tip for easy reading on a midnight blue rim. The last hand, that of the date, is the fusion of the previous ones: skeletonized, red & luminous. A real choreography of the stars, which, like the planets of the solar system, are in constant rotation. But defying the gravitational pull of the universe, this cosmic ballet is set in motion by a force that is clearly visible on the caseback, here via the automatic C.308 caliber. The Chronoswiss caliber is capable of a 42-hour power reserve and features an oscillating weight finished with a Cote de Geneve cut, flies over pearl bridges with the speed of light.
The new Chronoswiss Space Timer Moonwalk is available now, with production limited to 50 total editions and pricing marked at $17,900.
To learn more, visit Chronoswiss, here.
And to purchase tickets to WatchTime New York 2022 to see this timepiece live and in-person, visit our event’s website, here.