Czapek & Cie. is expanding its Quai des Bergues line with the launch of two dial colors each sporting a new version of its caliber SXH1. The Quai des Bergues Emerald Green L and Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue L made their debut at Geneva Watch Days this year.
The two new models are presented in a 42.5mm steel case and utilize the signature design language of the entire Quai des Bergues family. The style is distinguished by slim yet elongated Roman numeral indices and an hour and second hand in Fleur de Lys style that mimics the shape of a lily.
Displayed on the lower half of the dial are two flinqué enamel subdials. One subdial indicates the running seconds, and the other is a power reserve indicator. Czapek & Cie. utilizes a ricochet decoration on the subdials that lends them a distinctive vibrancy against the rest of the display.
Differentiating the new releases from the existing Quai des Bergues collection is the exhibition case back that displays the hand-wound SXH1. A full-fledged three-quarter plate is on display on the reverse of the watch and the crystal caseback exposes the gear train. The bridge plate and balance bridge have also been hollowed out, adding to the dynamic look.
Further updates include a small triangular hole cut into the mainplate, an annular balance wheel with weights for variable inertia, and a Breguet terminal curve balance spring has been added. In order to increase the accuracy of the movement even further, the balance cock has also been finely skeletonized.
The new Czapek & Cie. Quai des Bergues Emerald Green L and Quai des Bergues Sapphire Blue L retail for $17,400 when converted to USD.
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