Czapek & Cie has used this year’s Baselworld to present an updated version of its highest-end watch yet.
The Place Vendôme contains both tourbillon and GMT functionality and is being released in two special luxurious editions, one in titanium, the other set with diamonds.
The tourbillon model called “Ombres,” comes in grade 5 titanium with machined and sandblasted case stretchers.
The watch face is framed by a thinner bezel and is anchored at the lower end by the suspended tourbillon at 8 o’clock and the second time zone at 4 o’clock.
Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO at Czapek, commented: “We are fascinated by the subtle shift in character brought about by the use of a different metal and the addition of hues.”
He continued: “It’s now a watch that defies categorizations. It is mysterious, even a touch romantic, and yet still maintains a strong mechanical-functional spirit.”
The second watch, ‘Etincelles’ has an enamel dial and is 43.5mm in diameter.
Both models are powered by the hand-wound SXH2 Czapek proprietary movement developed with Chronode.