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Czapek - Antarctique Passage de Drake

CZAPEK ANTARCTIQUE Passage De Drake Black INK Red Tip Hand Steel Box Papers NEW 2021 Including 19% VAT

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Data

ReferencePassage De Drake
CodeA17329
Condition Unworn
With box
With papers
Year of production2021
Property ofBachmann & Scher GmbH

Description

Case materialSteel
Case diameter40,5
GlasSapphire glass
DialBlack
Dial numbersIndex
Bracelet materialSteel
CaliberCZAPEK SKH5
MovementAutomatic

Features

Date

Miscellaneous

Display Back, Guilloche Dial, Luminescent Hands, Screw-Down Crown, Quick Set, Only Original Parts, Luminous indexes

Our remarks

We are very proud to present this brand new CZAPEK & CIE ANTARCTIQUE Passage De Drake in stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet and an easy to change yourself 2nd rubber strap.

 

The watch comes with its original outer box, box and warranty papers - Munich Germany, 2021.

There is 19% VAT included in the list price.

 

Following the success of its Antarctique Terre Adélie collection in May, Czapek & Cie is proud to present a brand new version featuring a distinctive black ink dial red tib hand motif and the exquisite final version of its new movement. The four versions can be pre-ordered directly on this page, at Czapek & Cie official retailers, and at the Geneva boutique in rue de la Corraterie 18 in Switzerland.

 

There's more to haute horlogerie than virtuosic complications. Movement design, rare and fine finishing, selected materials or intricate case surfaces, and attention to detail, are all key factors that increase a timepiece's value. On the dial, the date window is positioned at 6 o'clock to maintain the Czapek aesthetics based on vertical symmetry. The hands design is reminiscent of a sword, sporty and easy-to-read, as well as the three-dimensional indexes. The 40.5mm stainless steel case is integrated with an original double `trompe l'oeil´ curve, another unconventional design choice making this timepiece unique and exclusive.

 

The new Antarctique Passage de Drake collection takes the sport-chic case design of the Antarctique Terre Adélie line and pairs it with an atypical trapezoid dial motif whose three-dimensional stamped surface creates a play of shadows across the dial. `This unique dial design is called the Stairway to Eternity and was actually our initial concept dial for the Antarctique, as we were looking for a signature dial design that would be very different from anything else, but it was such a lengthy process to perfect that we launched with another dial, based on a forgotten workmanship technique, the combed lamé dials, shares Czapek & Cie. CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel. `We finally discovered the perfect motif when our designer accidentally enlarged the trapezoids by 50% without realizing it, and it looked amazing. That´s the beauty of mistakes!´ All Czapek designs are officially registered, demonstrating the company´s directional approach.

 

The SXH5.01 automatic caliber is the first to be entirely conceived in-house by Czapek from a blank page. Every part of it has been made with care to detail and with the help of the top Swiss manufacturing partners and craftsmen, la crème de la crème, the magnificent orchestra directed by Czapek in the We Collect Rare People spirit. The microrotor, is placed off-center to allow a plunging view into the mechanism and its exceptional architecture. A free-sprung balance wheel with variable inertia provided by four gold adjustable weights enables the highest level of precision tuning.

The gear train is held in place by a series of seven handsome skeletonized bridges. Their original shape is reminiscent of lace, inspired on one side by XIX century pocket watches, and by the very modern Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph´s rotor. The movement has superlative finishing on the bridges that merges Haute Horlogerie angling techniques with state-ot-the-art laser engravings.

Since the unveiling of its base movement in May, Czapek & Cie has been continually making improvements to its automatic caliber SXH5 to enhance its precision, performance, and aesthetic. The first upgrade has been to the micro-rotor that was previously in recycled 18-karat gold. Our watch´s designer and constructor decided to try a slightly larger rotor in platinum 100% recycled - which brought 25% more power to the movement. The second upgrade came with a complete change of ball bearings under the micro-rotor. Both upgrades raised the train efficiency to 90% to fully wind the single barrel and deliver the impressive 60 hours of power reserve. This is a significantly longer autonomy than the average of high-end sports watches.

 

We really like the design, that reminds of of course at Gerald Genta cult watches, like the AP Royal Oak, the Patek Nautilus, the IWC Ingenieur and last but not least the Girard Perregaux LAUREATO. A new star is born.

 

Bachmann & Scher is the official retailer of CZAPEK & CIE watches in Munich.

 

2 year warranty from the Bachmann & Scher GmbH.

 

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