Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon GMT
Czapek’s best quality Place Vendôme model, including a tourbillon and GMT work, was delivered in two new forms during Baselworld 2019. Ombres and Etincelles, or shadows and sparks. During the reasonable, we had the option to investigate the Ombres model and are glad to share our findings.
A more critical glance at the Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon GMT Ombres
Franciszek Czapek was a Bohemian-realm brought into the world young fellow who emigrated with his family to Poland in the mid 1800s. From Poland, in view of the breakdown of the Polish uprising, he escaped to Switzerland and became as Francois Czapek a successful watchmaker. Francois began working with nearby accomplices in Geneva, as Moreau and later Antoine Norbert de Patek. With the last mentioned, who was a Polish outsider too, in 1839 he established the Patek, Czapek & Cie company.
During this organization, which endured six years, they made a few remarkable watches. In 1845 notwithstanding, both refined men chose to separate once more, both proceeding to produce watches however. We likely all realize what happened to Antoine Norbert de Patek, however Francois Czapek didn’t do gravely as well. He became purveyor to the Imperial Court, Watchmaker of His Imperial Highness, Prince Napoleon. Also, had stores in Geneva, Warsaw, and Paris at Place Vendôme. Further, he composed a book on watchmaking, one of the first of its sort at any point written in Polish.
Strangely, and in spite of for example Patek who then worked with Adrien Phillipe, Francois Czapek in 1869 bafflingly vanished from the scene. It wasn’t until 2012 that the Czapek company name was restored, while on November 10, 2015, the company was relaunched openly. In 2016 Czapek’s first model, the Quai des Bergues wins the Public Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. In the two years to follow Czapek dispatched another model with another type each year. The Place Vendôme tourbillon in 2017 and the Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph in 2018.
2019 didn’t see another Czapek model nor type. Be that as it may, the brand opened its first boutique, situated in mourn de la Corraterie 18, Geneva. To commend this achievement an exceptional restricted version of 18 bits of the Quai des Bergues was introduced. Made in a treated steel alleged Revolution case with a dull blue Aventurine dial, and Fleurs de Lys white gold hands.
Czapek Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu
And hence also, to be disclosed at Baselworld 2109, Czapek presented two new releases of its Place Vendôme model, as said the Ombres and the Etincelles. The Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu assortment is obviously named after the Parisian square where François Czapek had a store during the nineteenth century. The Place Vendôme highlights a one-minute suspended tourbillon, along with a second-time-region, a day/night circle, and a force hold indicator.
The Ombres model, as I would like to think, is the one which varies most from the ones presented in 2017. Not exclusively is it created in titanium, which wasn’t accessible in the Place Vendôme models as of not long ago, yet it additionally sports various hands and numerals. No more Fleur de Lys hands, and not any more Roman numerals. To be complete, the Etincelles rendition is made in platinum, actually sports the Fleur de Lys hands and Roman numerals, however now sports 72 roll cut jewels (and has a cost of CHF 215,000.=).
The physically wound SXH2 movement
Czapek’s own physically twisted SXH2 type controls all Place Vendôme models. It’s beating at 21,600/h (3 Hz), and the single barrel spring conveys 60 hours of force hold. The breadth of the SXH2 type is 34.8 mm, with a tallness of 9.8 millimeters. Albeit somewhat huge in distance across, the tallness permits the development to be utilized in prudent and rich watch factorys Bridges are glossy silk brushed while ratchets are Czapek-customarily open-worked. In the rear of the development the engraving Tourbillon Suspendu – Ici et Ailleurs is engraved, which is a reference to the second time zone.
A more specialized character
While the new platinum Etincelles adaptation comes in a restricted release of just 10 pieces, from the, in this article shown Ombres 25 pieces will be created. From prior forms, just 10 came in rose gold, while another 15 in platinum. So far I need to say the titanium Ombres is my top choice of all, which Czapek reflects by the biggest number of watch plant which will be delivered in this arrangement too. I love the more energetic hands and similarly the Arab numerals and list markers. They entirely fit its fairly more specialized character, as demonstrated by titanium as a decision for the case material as well.
More data and pricing
For more Fratello-data on Czapek kindly view our different surveys, connected below:
- Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph
- Czapek Quai des Bergues
Czapeks own site can be found through Specifications and estimating on the watch processing plant in this audit are recorded in the structure here beneath the gallery.
The physically twisted SHX2 type The new Czapek Place Vendome Tourbillon Ombres