Czapek - Czapek , quai des Bergues , N° 33 bis
Czapek - Czapek , quai des Bergues , N° 33 bis

Czapek , quai des Bergues , N° 33 bis

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Czapek , quai des Bergues , N°33 bis

The Czapek Quai des Bergues N°33bis is a tribute to François Czapek’s N°3430 pocket watch manufactured in Geneva around 1850. The dial, with its elongated Roman numerals, is in an exceptional version of grand-feu enamel, with a rare domed shape, giving it a special brilliance. Each dial features a secret signature by François Czapek, a safeguard against counterfeiting. A personal sentence written on the dial that is only visible when the sun hits it at a certain angle can be engraved.
The modern watch features the SXH1 Caliber, a proprietary double-barrel mechanical hand-wound movement. The sandblasted bridges, the hand finished angles and the open ratchet pay homage to its predecessor. The watch boasts the same clean “face” and the characteristic sub-dials at 7:30 and 4:30. The former displays a small second, the latter shows both the days of the week and the seven-day power reserve with a unique “double hand”. The extremely delicate Fleur de Lys hands that sweep the elegant clock face were a challenge to re-create. These solid gold hands required a special tool with a 0.1 millimeter radius.

On November 10th, 2016, the Quai des Bergues N°33bis has been awarded with the coveted Public Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, rewarding the founders’ work, persistence and passion. 

Technical specifications

Technical features

 

FUNCTIONS
• Hours, Minutes & Seconds
• Small second at 7h50
• Power reserve double-hand indication with weekdays display at 4h50

MOVEMENT
• Calibre SXH1: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement
• Power-reserve > 168 hours (7 days) on 2 barrel-springs • Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 VpH
• Diameter: 32 mm – 14 lines 1⁄4
• Height: 4.75 mm
• Finish: double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges, blue screws, bevelling, nal anglage main

DIAL
• « Grand feu » Enamel dial ‘bombé’ with a secret signature “Czapek”

CASE & BRACELET
• 5N Rose Gold case with Czapek’s “Queen Bee” Hallmark

 • 42.5 mm of external diameter - 36.40 mm open diameter

 • Curved sapphire crystal with anti-re ective treatment on the inside surface
• Sapphire crystal case back with anti-re ective treatment on the inside surface
• Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
• Alligator strap with 5N Rose Gold buckle

HANDS
• “Fleur de lys” hands in 5N Rose Gold with black Rhodium plating, original 1850’s shape, 0.35mm Ø
• Chiselled with a 0.1 mm radius tool, hand polished and hand cambered.

100% Swiss-made

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