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Czapek & Cie creates vision in blue and gold with its latest Faubourg de Cracovie watches

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Sometimes it takes a watchmaker a few attempts to truly perfect a watch’s look and feel.

The first iterations of Czapek & Cie’s Faubourg de Cracovie in steel and titanium were beautiful and elegant timepieces, but a rose gold reference that launches this week alongside a yellow gold model, has elevated the collection to a new level.

There are only eight pieces of each gold watch, named Océan d’Or, and they are certain to be in huge demand.

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The chronograph’s case has an elegantly integrated set of pushers and crown that take a back seat to the stunning blue and gold Résonance-patterned guilloche dial.

It has central hours, minutes and chronograph hands with small seconds and chronograph minutes and hours arranged in sub dials at 6, 9 and 3 o’clock.

The collection uses Czapek’s COSC-certified, automatic SXH3 Caliber with 65 hours of power reserve from a single barrel.

The movement’s diamond-blasted anthracite bridges and golden oscillating weight can be seen through a transparent case back.

The blue of the dial is achieved using a special ALD coating developed by another Czapek partner, Positive Coating, based in La-Chaux- de-Fonds.

The Océan d’Or limited edition is available at the brand’s official retailers, at the store in Rue de la Corraterie 18, Geneva, Switzerland, and on czapek.com.

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