With the latest iteration of its best-selling Open Gear ReSec, Chronoswiss displays a new type of shockingly blue guilloché on its multi-level regulator dial.
Like electric rays, a ridged set of peaks seem to radiate from the center of the new Open Gear ReSec Electric Blue, throwing light to and fro, depending on the viewing angle.
The 44mm watch, with the familiar Chronoswiss regulator dial, knurled bezel and onion crown, features a separate hour hand and a prominent central minute hand. Named for its premier function (ReSec stands for Retrograde Seconds), the watch’s jumping seconds hand along the lower half of the dial operates in a half-circle, leaping from the thirty seconds position back to start its arc to complete counting each minute.
And, once you’ve eyed the buzzing blue dial pattern, you’ll likely note the distinctive Open Gear architecture that clearly displays several of the gears controlling the hands. Chronoswiss powers this Open Gear ReSec Electric Blue with the automatic Chronoswiss Caliber C. 301 (see specifications below).
Chronoswiss will make its Open Gear ReSec Electric Blue in a limited edition of fifty pieces, each with an all-blue case, bracelet and dial.
Specifications: Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Electric Blue
(Limited edition of 50 (Ref. CH-6926-BLSI)
Case: Seventeen-piece 44mm by 13.35mm stainless steel with blue CVD coating, satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, double coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance to 100 meters, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system.
Movement: Chronoswiss caliber C. 301, automatic, with stop seconds, skeletonized blue rotor with Cote de Genève and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws, bridges and plates with perlage. Frequency is 4 Hz., (28,800 vph).
Dial: Elaborate 42-part construction on two levels: bottom level hand-guilloché, upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like construction for hour display, as well as a retrograde seconds display and cylinder shape Super-LumiNova indexes. Hands: “Trigono” shape; with Super-LumiNova inlays and tips.
Strap: Hornback crocodile leather, hand-sewn.
Price: $11,200 (Limited Edition of 50)