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Czapek Place Vendome Complicité Rose Gold (Pre-Order)

Czapek Place Vendome Complicité Rose Gold (Pre-Order)

Regular price $160,364.00 NZD
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This is a pre-order, with delivery expected in 2024. Contact us for delivery estimates and deposits.

A revolutionary movement design finds a home in Czapek's classic watch. 

The starting point for Complicité was to respect the dial layout of the original Place Vendôme model – on which the two signature sub-dials form the base of a pyramid, completed by a third sub-dial at the apex. An initial sketch was then designed: the escapements would be at 7.30 and 4.30 and the differential that connects them would be at the 12.00 position, with both escapement trains embracing the centre.

The principle of the double escapement regulator is that, with two balance wheels beating independently, and power delivered from a single barrel via a differential, any variation in rate (which may be caused by gravity or various other factors inherent in everyday life) will be cancelled out, thus ensuring greater timekeeping accuracy.

With the double escapement at its heart, Czapek’s new in-house Calibre 8 is manually wound to provide a power reserve of 72 hours, which is indicated on the dial at 6 o’clock between the balance wheels. Two sapphire bridges reveal the entire gear train on the dial side, protected by a box-style sapphire crystal glass.

Dominated by distinctive, triangular bridges from which the balances are suspended, the aesthetic blends modernity with tradition, playing with the colours of different metals of various components while drawing the eye deep into the workings of the movement. Naturally, haute horlogerie finishes abound, with traditional handcrafts complemented by more contemporary decorative finishes – not only on the dial side but also on the back of the movement, where 18 inward angles have been hand-bevelled.


The crown wheel mechanism – a hidden signature of Bernhard Lederer – is integrated into the movement design as a subtle tribute to his contribution to the development of Complicité.


Specifications

Movement

  • Calibre 8 created in collaboration with Bernhard Lederer
  • Number of parts: 293
  • Open-work
  • Double escapement with differential gearing and central second
  • Power-reserve: 72 hours
  • Frequency: 3Hz – 21,600 VpH
  • Two variable inertia balance wheels oscillating in opposite directions, with four adjusment screws and four weights
  • Balance springs with Breguet terminal curves
  • Two Sapphire bridges with six rubies set in gold chatons
  • Hand-beveling on bridges and main plate
  • 18 inward angles hand-chamfered

Case

  • 18K 5N rose gold or white gold case with domed sapphire and sandblasted hollowed-out lugs
  • Crown protectors
  • Diameter: 41.8 mm
  • Lug to lug: 48.22 mm
  • Height with lugs: 14.8 mm
  • Height on wrist: 13.3 mm
  • Perceived height (without glass): 8.8 mm
  • Water-resistance: 50m (5 atm)

Bracelet

  • Alligator strap with 18K 5N rose gold or white gold folding buckle

Dial

  • Open-worked with double escapement on a ’Grainé’ main plate with blue or silver galvanic treatment
  • Circular-grained minutes and hours track
  • Partially skeletonized sword hands
  • Faceted mirror-polished indexes in gold

Limitation

  • 50 Pieces

Shipping

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Terms & Conditions

Collective Shop is an authorized retailer of Czapek. Please review all shop policies for new watches here before purchase. If you have questions about the details of this or any watch, feel free to contact us prior to purchase at shop@collectivehorology.com.

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