Antarctique Chronograph

Rattrapante Ice Blue

Ice Blue

Show price CHF 50’000
(International price excl. VAT)

Openworked split-second monopusher chronograph
Automatic movement with
60 hours of power reserve
42.5 mm. stainless steel case,
water resistant at up 120 meters (12 ATM)
Integrated metal bracelet
Limited Edition of 99 pieces

SUBSCRIPTION WILL ONLY BE OPEN ON APRIL 2nd AT 3PM CET.
Please visit: https://czapek.com/rattrapante_ice_blue/

Setting up your watch

Engraving or special demands
18 car. max

Technical Details

Swiss made
Functions
  • Split-second monopusher chronograph, hours, minutes & seconds
  • Chronograph's minutes at 4:30
  • Small seconds at 7:30
  • Split-second pusher at 10:30
Movement
  • Calibre SXH6: haute horlogerie automatic power-horse movement with a split-second monopusher chronograph module
  • Power reserve: 60 hours
  • Frequency: 4 Hz - 28’800 VpH
  • Variable inertia balance wheel
  • Two column wheels, chronograph horizontal clutch, patent-pending split-second clamp
  • 49 jewels, 292 components
  • Recycled 5N rose gold rotor with Czapek logo
  • Diameter: 34mm
Finish
  • Finely shotblasted bridges with hand-polished chamfers
  • Linear satin-finished chronograph levers with hand-polished chamfers
  • Circular satin-finished wheels
  • Black-polished screws, studs and column wheels
Hands
  • Luminescent, steel "Sword" hands
Case
  • 42.5mm stainless-steel case
  • Height (with glass-box): 15.3mm
  • Perceived height (bezel to case-back): 10.5mm
  • Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
  • Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
  • Water resistance: 120m
  • Screwed-down crown
Bracelet
  • Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive "Easy Release" system
  • Additional calf leather or rubber strap
Dial
  • Open-worked split-second chronograph on the dial side (world première)
  • Sword hours and minutes hands with SuperLuminova treatment
  • Split-second hand in full red
  • Blue fumé sapphire glass minutes ring and counters made with PVD evaporation
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Antarctique Chronograph

Ever since its launch in 2015, Czapek & Cie has relentlessly sought to maintain a delicate balance between high-end mechanics and refined aesthetics. The brand new Antarctique Rattrapante, a split-second mono-pusher chronograph with a unique, dial-side mechanism, embodies these ideals. “The Antarctique line was released in 2020 as the epitome of sporty elegance,” says CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel. “It was calling for a complication that would amaze our aficionados.”

Case & Movement

A glance at the SHX6, Czapek’s proprietary calibre created in collaboration with Chronode, is a work of art from the mechanical and aesthetic standpoint. For one, the number and thickness of the main components had to be reduced to make sure the timepiece would keep its streamlined look and feel and fit well into the 42.5-millimeter case. “As with the classic chronograph, the split-second runs on energy tapped from the second wheel,” explains Xavier. “This time, we favoured a horizontal clutch rather than a vertical one to highlight the aesthetics of the transmission”.

 

 

The focus of the movement is the tripod bridge in the centre that holds down a patented satellite minute train and the patent-pending split-second mechanism just below. The two column wheels, one at the top (for the chronograph) and the bottom (for the split-second mechanism) divide the movement into two halves. The minute totaliser at four o’clock and the small seconds at seven o’clock serve as visual anchors to this high-flying, modern and dynamic timepiece, and maintain the link to the company’s spiritus rector, the great nineteenth-century watchmaker, François Czapek, who was using vertical symmetry as an aesthetic guide.

Straps

In fine watchmaking, every little detail counts. Besides the exceptional SHX6 movement and the sleek and sharp design of the case , a great deal of attention was put on the bracelet. The feeling when placed on the wrist, the comfort in every situation and lightness are as important as the timepiece visual and technical qualities. The capability to be forgotten by its wearer and to suddenly reveal its stunning beauty create an intensely pleasurable dichotomy. This is why the Antarctique collection is equipped by an ergonomic brushed integrated bracelet, whose links mesh to form a highly polished “C” for Czapek. But there’s more. An additional strap is provided, as Czapek has developed an exclusive quick-change system allowing the wearer to switch from one strap to another in a minute.
A large choice of straps is now offered to provide a maximum versatility and playful experience. 4 rubber straps whose pattern recalls the “Stairway to Eternity” design on the Passage de Drake dial are available in either black, white, dark blue or dark grey.