Open post
1050 2

PERMANENT FIXTURE

The Grand Regulator in its distinctive 44 mm case has been a permanent fixture of the Chronoswiss collection for more than 20 years. Recently, this classic watch was given a stunning upgrade and has boasted its innovative 3D dial design ever since under the name of Flying Grand Regulator. In addition to this timepiece with its stainless steel case and midnight blue dial, two more Flying Grand Regulator versions in bold color combinations will be launched this spring, each of them featuring a DLC coated case.

At a hardness of 5,000 Vickers, a DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating comes close to diamond and is extremely resistant to scratches or chemical influences. This process also gives the stainless steel case a dark, almost mystical look which is combined with different colors.

Red and black: A strong contrast to the black DLC case, the dial glows in a bold red that was created especially for Chronoswiss and perfectly sets off the delicate guilloche pattern. A second shade of red, coral, on the hands and numerals adds variety. 30 watch lovers will be able to get their hands on one of these.

Chronoswiss_CH_6725_REBK_Soldat_PrintBlack, yellow and red: The second new color combination is equally dynamic, combining a deep black galvanized dial with a sporty anthracite DLC case. A fresh lemon yellow injects some color alongside the red. Highlights on the dial and hands are mirrored on the striking alligator horn back structure strap. This combination is limited to just 15 pieces, so color fans should not hesitate.

The Flying Grand Regulator is set apart by its intricate dial design featuring several levels: While the lower one is decorated with the characteristic guilloche pattern designed at Chronoswiss’ in-house studio, a second level was designed over it on screw-fastened bases with the scale for the central minute display. The dial is topped off by the funnel-like displays for the hour and second floating above the minute scale.

Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also revealed in the latest addition to the Regulator collection: There is a smaller counterpart under the minute hand that accurately depicts an inverse image of the areas of the minute scale on a central miniature scale. These are hidden from view due to the overlapping of the large scale with the hour funnel.

This trick elicits light-hearted joy for the sophisticated design because the minutes can be precisely read. The aesthetically, sophisticatedly designed hand-wound movement is characterized by a second stop: Pulling on the crown triggers a slide that blocks the balance spring. Thus even the second hand can be stopped and precisely set.

Open post
contemporary aura

CONTEMPORARY AURA

Chronoswiss concentrates on the bare essentials for the new Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton: With its barely existent dial and a skeletonized movement, the stunning timepiece is thus freed from all superfluous material in an innovative manner. The result is a multidimensional Regulator watch with an elaborately constructed dial and deep insights. The skeletonization exudes a particularly contemporary aura due to the masculine size of 44 mm and the innovative clear lines of the piece.

contemporary auraIn addition to the uncomplicated language of design, the dynamic coloring supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in is an absolute eye catcher.

Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also on display here: There is a smaller counterpart under the minute hand that accurately depicts an inverse image of the areas of the minute scale on a central miniature scale. These are hidden from view due to the overlapping of the large scale with the hour funnel. This trick elicits unclouded joy for the sophisticated design because the minutes can still be precisely read.

The aesthetically skeletonized hand-wound movement is characterized by a stop seconds mechanism: activating the crown triggers a slide that blocks the balance spring. Thus even the seconds hand can be stopped and precisely set.

The latest addition to the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton range is limited edition, only 30 timepieces are being manufactured featuring a dial in galvanic silver with a distinctive horn-back alligator strap in classy saddle brown.