Antarctique Special Edition

Abyss

Limited Edition of 10 pieces only

Show price CHF 19’000

Unique hand-varnished dial for each timepiece
56-hours power reserve, self-winding
Haute Horlogerie calibre SXH5
40.5 mm stainless steel case,
water resistant at up to 120 m (12 ATM)
Integrated metal bracelet and additionl rubber strap

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Technical Details

Swiss made
Functions
  • Hours, Minutes & Seconds
  • Date at 6 o'clock
Movement
  • Calibre SXH5: Czapek's in house self-winding mechanical movement
  • Diameter: 30 mm – 13 lines ¼
  • Height: 4.2 mm
  • Number of parts: 193
  • Jewels: 28
  • Swiss lever escapement, variable-inertia balance fitted with four gold inertia-blocks
  • Frequency: 4 Hz – 28800 VpH
  • Power winding system: Micro rotor with an 18K recycled gold mass
  • Power-reserve > 56 hours on one single barrel
  • Barrel torque: 8.8 Nmm
  • Finish: Open ratchets, sandblasted black bridges, bevelling, straight-grained sides, six hand-chamfered inward angles
Hands
  • Luminescent, steel "Sword" hands
Case & Bracelet
  • Stainless steel case
  • 40.5 mm diameter
  • Height: 10.6 mm
  • Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
  • Sapphire crystal case-back with anti-reflective treatment
  • Water-resistance: 120 meters (12 atm)
  • Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive "Easy Release" system
Dial
  • Exclusive hand-varnished dial
  • Luminescent, rhodium plated steel hour makers
Our Partners
  • Conception: Adrian Buchmann, Daniel Martinez, Emmanuel Bouchet, Patrick Rossi & Xavier de Roquemaurel
  • Components and movement manufacturing: AB Product, Arcofil, Atokalpa, Ceramaret, Chronode, CMT-Rickenbach, Comblemine, Crelier, Generale Ressort, Inca, Inodeco, MLV, MPS, Novasort, Precipro, Risa, Stocco and as well a few standard components.
  • Habillage: AB Product, Econorm, Gravages, HMS Waeber, Jean Rousseau, Metalem, Wolf
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Antarctique Special Edition

The Antarctique combines sophisticated style and look with a genuine in-house power movement bound to stake a major claim in the popular sport-chic segment.

 

The Antarctique is a 41-millimeter three-hander, thin enough to slip comfortably under a cuff, and with a carefully-honed, edgy look . The transparent case back reveals the model’s beating heart, the vigorous, 30-millimeter SXH5.01 automatic calibre, conceived exclusively by Czapek’s concepteur, Daniel Martinez. Special attention was given to both performance and appearance, so the movement’s parts are arranged for visual harmony and transparency.

 

“This watch, whatever the colour, is a thrill for both the newcomer and the horological expert,” says Czapek’s CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel. “The neophyte will instinctively fall in love with the dial and the remarkable movement inside, while the expert can use the watch almost as an exhibition piece to explain how a movement works and what makes haute horologerie so unique.”

MOVEMENT

The 30mm. SXH5.01 automatic calibre powering the Antartique Collection has been conceived exclusively by Czapek’s concepteur, Daniel Martinez. Special attention was given to both performance and appearance, so the movement’s parts are arranged for visual harmony and transparency.

 

At the root is a free-sprung balance wheel with variable inertia provided by four gold masselotte weights, which enables the highest level of precision tuning for a mechanical watch. The microrotor of fully recycled 18-kt gold was made by the German company AGOSI – the only non-Swiss manufacturing partner. It was placed off-centre to allow a plunging view into the mechanism. The SXH5.01 runs at a fast 28,800 vph. The single barrel harbours a flat spring wound via the traditional Czapek ratchet wheel with five arms. The timepiece has a power reserve of at least fifty-six hours, a truly remarkable feat for a microrotor.

DIAL

Its incredible dial is made with a secret technic developped by our partner Metalem. Painted by hand then varnished and polished, it creates a mesmerizing color effect. Thus, each of the ten Abyss limited edition dials are unique. An otherworldly design, showing Czapek’s mastery of the most artistic métiers d’art.

CASE & STRAPS

The Antarctique is featuring a carefully-honed, edgy looked 41-millimeter integrated case with double “trompe l’oeil” curves and thin enough to slip comfortably under a cuff. The transparent case back reveals its beating heart, the new automatic SHX5.01 calibre. Its water-resistance to 120 metres makes it a natural for the sportive types who would like to keep their watch on while swimming. A sporty stainless-steel bracelet whose links mesh to form a modern “C. is organically completing the case. Leather or rubber strap are also proposed in options.