QUAI DES BERGUES
No.17 Double Soleil
Quai des Bergues in a new 40.5mm case
“The two existing sizes of the Quai des Bergues have always been well received,” says Czapek CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel. “But, among our community of enthusiasts, we’ve had many comments and discussions about creating a perfect ‘Goldilocks’ size in between – one that is adaptable and elegant, looks both dressy and sporty and has a great presence on wrists of all sizes. The design of the case is very organic and fluid – and for that, I pay tribute to the biomechanical style of the artist H.R.Giger (designer of Alien) whose work has always fascinated me.”
A Double Sun rises over the Quai Des Bergues
The starting point for the new pattern was a discussion about the Maison’s proprietary Ricochet Guilloché. Through a process of iteration, with greater emphasis on vertical symmetry and straighter, deeper cuts, the new Double Soleil pattern achieves a bolder and more contemporary look. And it plays an intriguing visual trick: are the lines radiating outwards like sunrays from behind the sub-dials or are they being drawn inwards? The dial is offered in a choice of Deep Blue or Tuxedo Black.
The reworked calibre differs from its predecessor in other ways, too. The original balance had a classic rack and index for regulation, for example. The new SXH1, on the other hand, has an annular balance wheel with weights for variable inertia and a Breguet terminal curve balance spring. The balance cock has also been finely skeletonised and streamlined to give the whole balance greater transparency.
The finishing has also been developed further. All the edges of this outstanding movement have been softened by deeper chamfering. And on the advice of one of the best independent watchmakers and friend, the regular jewels were replaced with “mi-glace” rubies. These have a rounded relief that improves lubrication on the point of contact with the axes. They also give the movement a more fluid look and can, occasionally, catch incoming rays of light.
QUAI DES BERGUES
- Hours & minutes
- Small second at 7h30
- Power reserve indication with weekdays at 4h30
- Stainless steel case
- 40.5mm diameter
- Lug to lug (north to south): 47.67mm
- Thickness: 11.9mm (9.5mm perceived)
- 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: 50 meters (5 atm)
- Calibre SXH1: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement
- Power-reserve > 168 hours (7 days) on two barrel-springs
- Variable inertia balance wheel
- Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 VpH
- Diameter: 32 mm – 14 lines 1⁄4
- Height: 4.75 mm
- Number of components: 160
- Number of jewels: 31
- Bridges open on gear train
- Double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges and main plate
- Heat-blued screws, bevelling, final hand-chamfering, circular graining and snailing on wheels
- Deep Blue or Tuxedo Black
- Unique and Exclusive Czapek guilloché ‘Double Soleil’ design inspired by the 1930’s Art Déco era
- Czapek elongated indexes
- Rhodium plated arrow steel hands
- Alligator strap with stainless steel pin buckle
TERMS & CONDITIONS AND PRICES
PRICE OF THE QUAI DES BERGUES No. 17 DOUBLE SOLEIL IS 18’800.- CHF EXCL. TAXES
TO CONFIRM YOUR ORDER A 6’000.- CHF DEPOSIT IS KINDLY REQUESTED.
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