Quai des Bergues Special Edition

Sursum Corda

Unique piece to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Czapek & Cie

Show price CHF 60’000
(International price excl. VAT)

1N White Gold case
World map at the center of the dial in cloisonné enamel
Inscriptions ring in brushed white gold
Hours outer ring with hand-engraved waves
Laser blasting and cutting and soft sand blasting to create a ‘velvet’ effect
Skeletonized, rhodium plated steel hands

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Setting up your watch

105/65
115/75
125/85
130/90
Engraving or special demands
18 car. max

Technical Details

100% Swiss made
Functions
  • Hours, Minutes & Seconds
  • Small second at 7h30
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
Hands
  • Skeletonized, rhodium plated steel hands
Case & Bracelet
  • 1N White Gold case with Czapek’s “Queen Bee” Hallmark
  • 42.5 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)
  • Dark matt bue alligator strap with 1N White Gold buckle
Dial
  • World map at the center of the dial in cloisonné enamel
  • Inscriptions ring in brushed white gold
  • Hours outer ring with hand-engraved waves
  • Laser blasting and cutting and soft sand blasting to create a ‘velvet’ effect
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Quai des Bergues Special Edition

Czapek’s Special Editions pay tribute to the origins of the its Founder, Francois Czapek. to his adventures, his journey through time and Countries as well as to important moments of the History. Available only on order in a very limited production, they are collectors’ pieces, remarkable in the excellence of the “métiers d’art” that are used to craft them by hand.

175 year anniversary

Czapek & Cie presents the new Quai des Bergues “Sursum Corda” – a unique piece created to celebrate the 175 year anniversary of the company and to demonstrate the beauty of craftsmanship and spirit of resilience in difficult times.

An exceptional dial

The base plate of the dial was cast by Precinox in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, and is made from a special white gold alloy in order to facilitate all these techniques. The cloisonné world map is made by Donze Cadrans. The continents are displayed in a blue/grey finish and softly blasted to feature the terrain. Each continent is then contained within thin (0.1 mm) walls of white gold, barriers against the five seas which are finished in turquoise.

The ring encompassing the world bears the Latin inscription “Sursum Corda” – along with its English translation “Lift Up your Hearts”. Additionally, the motto is also shown in the three main Swiss languages, French, German and Italian. Finally, hand-engraving of the outer ring was executed by master engraver Michele Rothen, following a design by Adrian Buchmann. The hand-engraving of the dial took more than 40 hours to complete. Other dial features – such as the small seconds sub-dial, inscriptions ring and hour ring, were manufactured by Metalem.

 

 

Once more, Czapek put into practise its “We collect rare people” motto by combining the work of expert artisans in order to create a dial masterpiece.