Chronoswiss, a name synonymous with fine, independent watchmaking, will this year once again join WatchTime New York. The 2023 edition of the collectors’ event will take place from October 20 to 22 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, with it poised to include hands-on showcases from over thirty incredible brands, leading industry panels, and incredible horological conversations. Chronoswiss will highlight its new Delphis Paraiba, a mesmerizing color-changing timepiece that pushes the boundaries of artistic innovation and technical precision.
Secured via a solid 17-piece steel shell, the 42mm by 14.5mm case has been designed in a familiar Chronoswiss fashion. In this vein, the aesthetic includes a large onion-style crown, side fluting, straight lugs and a polished finishing throughout. Water resistant to 100m and fastened to the wrist via a rubber strap, the timepiece hosts a versatility that treads on sporty, working to ensure itself as a watch for the everyday.
Familiar case aside, the obvious draw of the new Chronoswiss is in its dial. Crafted with a serious precision and attention to detail that fans of the brand have come to expect of it, the dial features a three-dimensional construction that’s both hand-guilloched and makes use of a color-changing CVD coating. This particular coating and its changing colors is reminiscent of the rare Brazilian gemstone which lends the watch its name, with the aesthetic designed to transport the viewer “from the depths of the jungle to the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea in an instant.” The slightly curved surfaced of the dial adds to this feeling, while the brand’s signature retrograde time display and its accompanying ceramic indices add once more to the distinct appeal of the watch.
Powering the Delphis Paraiba is the Chronoswiss manufacture caliber C. 6004. The automatic mechanism features 37 jewels, boasts a 55-hour power reserve, showcases Cote de Geneve finishing, and includes a rotor made from tungsten, with each facet ruthenium plated to a dark grey. This movement not only maintains precision timekeeping in the model, but also enhances the overall sophistication of the Delphis Paraiba, with it visible with all its finishing via a sapphire exhibition caseback.
The new Chronoswiss Delphis Paraiba is priced at 17,400 euros, or about $18,300 USD at the time of writing. The timepiece is highly limited to only 50 editions, with one of those models to be on-hand at WatchTime New York 2023, now only a few short weeks away.
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