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QUAI DES BERGUES LADY

N° 7

Czapek presents the new Quai des Bergues Lady N°7.

presentation

The Quai des Bergues Lady collection reflects the elegant, delicate and distinctive style of Czapek watches. It is at the same time a manifesto of the brand’s vision that mechanical haute horlogerie should not be reserved to male collectors, of the perfect harmony between aesthetic choices and function. The N° 7 features the Calibre SXH1, a seven-day proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement. Czapek's characteristic Fleur-de-lys hands, finished in white gold, making appearance on the dial, while the sub-dials at 4:30 and 7:30 reveal the small second and the power reserve.

Movement

The SXH1 caliber is a proprietary movement designed by Czapek. It is the first in a family of movements developed specifically for Czapek watches, according to the strictest rules of the watchmaking art. It was conceived in cooperation with Jean-François Mojon, a designer watchmaker who heads the Le Locle based company Chronode. This haute horlogerie mechanical calibre boasts 31 jewels. It is finely decorated and remains aesthetically and functionally true to the 1850 original. The architecture remains symmetrical, and the sandblasted finish is a modern interpretation of the ‘satiné frost’ technique used in the 19th Century – a process of gold plating using mercury evaporation. This manually-wound movement has two barrel springs and runs at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour, which translates to 3 Hertz. It features a power reserve of seven days. The manual beveling finish and the sandblasted bridges create a beautiful and modern look, inspired from the past. The most striking elements remain the open ratchets, with teeth polished in ‘bevel’ and unique to Czapek SXH1. They become its mechanical signature.

Technical Details

100% Swiss made
Functions
  • Hours and minutes on separate dial located at 12 o’clock
  • Small second at 7h30
  • Power reserve indication at 4h30
Movement
  • Calibre SXH1: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement
  • Power-reserve > 168 hours (7 days) on 2 barrel-springs
  • Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 VpH
  • Diameter: 32 mm – 14 lines ¼
  • Height: 4.75 mm
Finish
  • double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges, blue screws, bevelling, final anglage main
Dial
  • Mother of Pearl dial
  • Indexes with VVS white diamonds
Hands
  • Blue Gold « Fleur de Lys » hands
Case & Bracelet
  • 1N White Gold case with Czapek’s “Queen Bee” Hallmark
  • 38.5 mm diameter
  • Curved Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface
  • Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface
  • Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
  • Alligator strap with 1N White Gold buckle