Chronoswiss has teamed up with master craftsman Jochen Benzinger to create a series of 3 limited edition watches that showcase the arts of skeletonizing, engraving and guilloche to great effect. Known as Edition Zeitzeichen or “Signs of the Times Edition”, each model will be produced in a series of just 33 pieces. Each piece measures 44mm x 10.8mm and each is available in 18k red or white gold.
The editions are known as Zeitzeichen V (floral, fully skeletonized), Zeitzeichen VI (floral, partial dial), and Zeitzeichen VII (dragon). These timepieces feature flat anti-reflective sapphire crystals, Chronoswiss-signature oversize onion-shaped crowns, sapphire display backs, and screwed-on strap bars with the patented Autobloc system.
The movements are individually modified ETA 6498-1 running in 17 jewels and ticking at 18,000 vph (2.5 hertz). These engines have Incabloc shock absorption, Glycydur screw balances, Nivarox-1 flat balance-springs, and high-gloss polished pallets, escape wheels and screws. The base plates, gear-train bridges and balance cocks have been elaborately and manually skeletonized and engraved. The screws are hand-polished and some are blued, as are the pawl, transmission wheel and ratchet wheel. Select movement components are coated with blue platinum. The partial dials are solid .925 sterling silver, guilloché, engraved and skeletonized by hand. The hands are blued steel.
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