This Lucerne-based watchmaker again focuses on the regulator layout (with a large minute hand and smaller hour hand) while also underscoring its expertise in contemporary skeletonized movements.
The star here is the Chronoswiss manually wound calibre C. 677S, heavily modified from a base Unitas movement and open-worked, with its plate, bridges and gears cut to their functional minimum. The resulting design is multi-level and fascinating to the eye. The hour scale, a three-dimensional funnel-shaped indicator, traps the gaze first. Chronoswiss wisely offers a silver and yellow (pictured) version, though the latter most vividly contrasts with the darkened architecture below.
Chronoswiss partially flutes the 44mm stainless steel case, and adds a distinctive onion-shaped crown to this Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton – Limited Edition 2019, which will be in a limited series of thirty timepieces in each color scheme. Price: $8,700.
Movement: Caliber C.677S manual winding, from Unitas base, 18,000 bph
Case: 44mm by 12.48mm steel, partly polished case, with vertical satin finish, polished screw-down bezel with full thread and side knurling with curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, onion crown, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, 30 meters water resistance
Dial: On several levels: Skeletonized base, galvanic white, with funnel construction, hour´s scale white varnish, middle level galvanic white with hand-painted individual number of limitation. Off-center hours at 12, central minutes, small seconds at 6.
Strap: Crocodile hornback with folding clasp.