PRE-BASEL 2019: Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Salmon Sockeye

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The Sockeye is part of CZAPEK & CIE’s new Faubourg Cracovie salmon collection of watches, named after famous salmon species from the Pacific Ocean

The dial design was inspired by a bespoke piece created for a collector who requested a watch from the Quai des Bergues line with a salmon-coloured guilloché dial and blue hands and numerals. The dial of the Sockeye is made of alloy 401, a combination of 55% gold and a mixture of platinum, palladium and silver with an electroplated salmon finish.

Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Salmon SOCKEYE

It was made by the craftspeople at Metalom, Czapek’s partner in Le Locle. The steel case houses a high frequency (36,000 vph) automatic movement, the calibre SXH3, an outstanding integrated column-wheel chronograph movement, COSC-certified, proprietary to Czapek and made by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. Limited edition to 18 pieces.

Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Salmon SOCKEYE

Movement Mechanical automatic, Czapek SXH3 calibre built by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier. Column-wheel chronograph with vertical clutch and linear hammer, 36,000 vph, 65-hour power reserve.
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph hours, minutes and seconds, date.
Case Stainless steel, 41.5 mm. Finely sandblasted and diamond polished anthracite
bridges, snailed trottoirs. Crown protectors serving as chronograph pushers,
sapphire glass-box crystal with anti-reflective treatment, sapphire crystal back.
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft).
Dial Handcrafted domed guilloché dial with exclusive Czapek “Résonance” design. Contrasting subdials, baton applied indexes, Super-LumiNova hands, numerals and indexes.
Bracelet/Strap Alligator, steel deploying buckle.