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Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin' (In-stock - Ships Now)

Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin' (In-stock - Ships Now)

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California Dreamin'

Limited to 18 pieces.

The Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph is the company’s third collection and was named after the location of Czapek’s third boutique, which he opened in 1850 in Warsaw, Poland. The calibre inside is also Czapek’s third, following the seven-day manually-wound movement found in the Quai des Bergues and the suspended tourbillon with GMT in the Place Vendôme, both famous locations of the late François Czapek. The Faubourg de Cracovie represents another major milestone in the company’s modern history for the pleasure of watch lovers and collectors world-wide.

The Czapek Design Study Chronograph served as an inspiration for the Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin’ with its anthracite electroplated brass California dial:
the SuperLuminova® coated hour markers are in Roman numerals from X to II and Arabic from 4 to 8.

The California dial is an unusual choice for a modern timepiece, whose origins are part of the ‘mysteries’ of watchmaking: nobody really knows why this type of dials are named after the West Coast state. Some theories state that it is so-called called this way because that particular design was exceedingly popular in the state of California in the ’30s and ’40s, others speculate that it’s because of a famous Los Angeles-based dial finisher, Kirk Rich, who did made some popular dials with the design in the 1970s; however, nothing is definitive.



  • Caliber SXH3: Haute Horlogerie integrated automatic Chronograph movement with a bespoke execution
  • Power reserve: 65 hours
  • Frequency: 5 Hz - 36'000 VpH
  • Column Wheel, Vertical Clutch and Linear Hammer
  • Golden Rotor with Czapek logo
  • Diameter: 30mm - 13 lines 1/4
  • Height: 6.95mm
  • Finish: finely sandblasted and diamond polished anthracite bridges, snailed trottoirs
  • Certified Chronometer (COSC)


  • 41.5mm Stainless Steel Case
  • Sapphire crystal Glass-Box with anti-reflective treatment
  • Sapphire case back with Anti-reflective treatment on the inner side.
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Alligator or rubber strap with a steel deploying buckle


  • Rubber Strap with steel and titanium deploying buckle


  • Anthracite electroplated brass dial with grené finish
  • Californian style: Roman numerals from X to II and Arabic from 4 to 8
  • Tachymeter scale
  • Hour markers in SuperLuminova®
  • Red chrono second hand
  • Arrow hours and minutes hands with SuperLuminova®

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