2018 is the 35th anniversary of Chronoswiss and the 30th birthday of its signature Regulator collection. To celebrate the company has created an open-work Flying Regulator that will launch at Baselworld.
As with all Regulators by Chronoswiss, the piece sports a dial with a central minutes hand and a sub-dial at 12 o’clock showing hours, as well as small seconds at 6 o’clock.
The piece sets itself apart from previous collections with the partial skeletonization of its watch face. “Its dial is simultaneously its module board, onto which the train wheel bridges of the skeletonized gears are mounted,” Chronoswiss explains.
“These move on four ruby bearings, generating the least possible friction. The train wheel bridges have also been elaborately skeletonized and boast carefully angled and polished edges. Six visually appealing blued screws keep them reliably in their intended place on the dial.”
The Chronoswiss caliber C. 299, automatic movement is housed within a 41mm steel or rose gold case, as well as being protected by sapphire. The mechanism is exposed on the dial thanks to a two-tiered dial.
The piece comes in rose gold with a galvanized silver dial, as well as steel with a galvanized dial in black, blue, or silver. The watch will sell for around $6,900.