Chronoswiss 'Limited Edition
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Chronoswiss has created a bold design based on classic watchmaking. This watch is a bit reminiscent of the styles of previous models, but now it boasts a multidimensional blue dial with various finishes.
The main attraction is the retrograde second's hand; it flows in a subdial in 30-second increments from four o'clock to eight o'clock before jumping back to the point of origin. Housed in a striking blue CVD-coated case with gold-plated lume-covered hands, this 50-piece limited edition is yet another progression in the very particular, yet the classic spirit of Chronoswiss design.
The founder of the Gerd-Rüdiger Lang brand created this unique company in 1983, it was one of the leading brands of mechanical watchmaking and design. Gerd-Rüdiger Lang, a well-known chronograph expert, and master watchmaker were known, among other things, for bringing the regulator from antiquity and back to a wristwatch. Although the brand may be newly owned from 2012, it still combines classic mechanical watchmaking with a taste for design.
For this new watch, the design inspiration of the dial harkens back to pocket watches from the 17th century. Once you look past the blue CVD-coated case, that becomes very clear: Each detail, from the traditional typography of the text to the Roman numeral hour markers and the simple minute plots, speaks to a more reserved and classic design heritage. This fusion of modern and traditional is certainly the norm for the brand. Even the use of the regulator layout, a mainstay for the brand, is something seldom seen on wristwatches and more at home on traditional wall clocks. The regulator layout itself is not known for quick time-telling capability. While taking an extra moment to tell the time, however, you will be able to take in the extra details of the dial, such as the gradient blue wave pattern and the skeletonized wheels of the movement behind the hour subdial.
With an emphasis on design and detail, the watch does not give up function. It is characterized by impact resistance and the generous application of Super-LumiNova. The watch is a confluence of modern design and classic watch techniques, which build on the existing design heritage of the brand itself. This watch comes on a blue hand-sewn Hornback crocodile leather strap and is limited to 50 pieces.