Chronoswiss has presented the latest versions of the watches from its Artist sub-series which is part of the larger Sirius line that incorporates classically styled timepieces. The latest Chronoswiss Artist model is primarily distinguished for its two-toned lovely looking silver dial with a blue hand-enamelled flange and intricate guilloche decorations. Other fine looking ornaments present on the watch are its elegant bezel with serrated sides and an onion-shaped crown made of solid chunk of metal. Speaking of metal, there are two precious options for the housing of the watch – white and red gold. Both variations of the watch cost around $35,000. As for the functions of the watch’s mechanical manually-wound movement, it enables central hands for hours and minutes, as well as a small seconds counter.
The Sirius collection by the Lucerne based watchmakers tends to include watches of classic appeal which display traditional decorative techniques such as enamelling, gulloche patterns and skeletonization. Furthermore, the timekeepers from the Artist collection are the pinnacle of the collection, since they include meticulously hand-crafted and ornamented watches. The latest model with a silver and blue face is exactly this kind of watch. It has a dial made of solid 925 silver which is supremely beautified. The entire surface of the face displays guilloche decorations, while the perimeter with Roman numerals (used for hour markers) and Arabic ones (placed above the Roman in order to signify 5-minute increments) is even further enriched with the fire enameled hand-performed blue color. This lovely dial features two central hands in Breguet Losagne shape and a small seconds counter on the top.
40 mm Diameter, Red or White Gold
As far as the visible decorations are concerned, the watch also incorporates a distinctive screw-in bezel with fluted sides which is the recognizable trait of the Sirius collection. Another characteristic that is used throughout the Chronoswiss’s palette of products is the presence of an enlarged onion-shaped crown made from a solid chunk of metal. The case-back of the watch is alas not transparent which not only hides the watch’s caliber from the wearer’s eyes, but also contributes to its price, since the case is made of gold. By the way, the round case has very subdued dimensions. Its diameter is 40 mm, while the slim profile measures to 11 mm. The supported water resistance is basic – to 30 meters. When it comes to the exterior of the case, it should be likewise said that the case has a polish finish and is conjoined with the attachment with screw-in lugs which have patented Autobloc system. The crystal utilized in the model is made of sapphire and treated with glare-proof coating on a single side.
Inside the circular casing is C.642 hand-wound mechanical movement with 17 jewels. It includes a three-legged Glucydur balance, a Nivarox balance spring and it works at the frequency of 4 Hz. Its resistant to mechanical induced shocks is guaranteed with the inclusion of Incablock shock protection system. Once it is fully wound by hand, the caliber offers a power storage which lasts for two days. As for its decorations, it includes several skeletonized components, guilloching, blued screws and polished sections.
For the wristlet, the Lucerne watchmaker has selected a black strap made of Louisiana crocodile leather which locks with either a pin buckle or a folding clasp, depending on the buyer’s preference. As it has been said, there are two options for the newcomer: the model CH 6421 RE3 in red gold and the CH 6421 WGE3 in white gold. Two new versions with a navy blue flange are now joining three previously introduced versions of the same model which was thus far only available in a red gold housing.