Saturday, May 11, 2019

The Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear"ReSec"

From Chronoswiss -

courtesy of Chronoswiss
This was previewed at BaselWorld, but my understanding from Chronoswiss HQ is that is now ready for "prime time".

The case measures 44 mm in diameter, and is of stainless steel with a DLC coating.  The movement is referenced as the Chronoswiss caliber C. 301 which is automatic.

The design is a big point, and an inspiration for the name, Open Gear "ReSec".  In their own words -

The refined Open Gear construction makes the regulator mechanism a main design element. It is put into the spotlight at the face of the dial, where the train wheel bridges in charge of the off-centre hour display were skilfully skeletonized and screwed firmly to the dial, which in turn becomes part of the movement. The eponymous retrograde seconds hand sweeps along the tracks of a 120 degree scale and every 30 seconds jumps back to the start in a trice.

Limited to just 50 pieces.

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