Chopin caught the embodiment of his work with the above words. Regularly accepted to be French, Chopin was of Polish cause in fact.

He was brought into the world in 1810 in Żelazowa Wola and lived in Poland until 1830 preceding moving to Paris. It was uniquely in 1835 when he acquired French citizenship, while he died in 1849. Chopin’s love for his country is generally noticeable in probably the best work, Étude in C minor Op. 10 No. 12, also called the Revolutionary Étude. It’s nothing unexpected that Poland’s just top of the line watch brand picked Chopin Op. 10 No. 12 as the assignment for their first timepiece.

In our report on the introduction of the Chopin watch brand , we previously referenced the presence of the brand’s first watch. We will currently plunge further into the actual watch. Let’s start with the

Dial side of the Chopin Op. 10 No. 12

The Chopin Op. 10 No. 12 dial side

Looking at the watch it’ll be promptly evident that indeed, it doesn’t have a genuine dial as far as we might be concerned. Only a staggered dial ring bearing file markers and a couple of numerals. Piano-key molded record markers for throughout the hours, with the exception of the 10 and 12 which are applied in numerals as a kind of perspective and an accolade for Chopin’s well known Op. 10 No. 12 piano work.

Left on the dial side we’ll discover a force save pointer, from which the scale looks like a piano console for evident reasons. Another component that catches Chopin’s soul is an edge of splendid red. This edge, produced using valuable stone named carnelian, encompasses the seconds sub-dial situated at 6 o’clock. The red tone isn’t just a reference to the nineteenth century November Uprising in Poland, yet additionally represents the composer’s heart, which was inserted in a column at the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw on the 96th commemoration of his demise. Inside the seconds subdial scale, we’ll locate the model sign of the watch, just as the name of the works it alludes to.

All four hands have been plated to achieve a blue tone, which, at any rate at the showed model, was marginally lighter to that found on the list markers and numerals. The hands are planned in a style which was mainstream during Chopin’s time. Another hint of this blue can be found at the cap of the watch crown.

The Chopin casing

While we currently turned the watch to its side to see the blue-covered crown, let’s talk about the packaging of the Chopin Op. 10 No. 12. Made out of tempered steel it estimates 43mm in measurement. A considerable watch, in any case, very exquisite and not cumbersome in any way.

Silhouette of the case with its somewhat domed enemy of intelligent sapphire crystal

The Chopin brand was motivated by numerous elements of the composers work, thus ought to be their first watch. For the plan idea of the Chopin Op. 10 No. 12, the originators of Chopin contacted Antoine Tschumi, author and creative head of widely acclaimed Swiss plan studio . NeoDesis is known for participations with Breguet, Hublot, Czapek, Harry Winston, Greubel Forsey, Hermes, and more.

As referenced in the ‘dial side’ part of this article, numerous subtleties of the watch look like the period, work, or composer himself. This is valid for the watch’ packaging too. The type of the carries, for example, was propelled by the legs of Chopin’s piano, and the example found on the packaging was found on his pocket watch.

Chopin’s just known watch

The just watch known to have had a place to Frederyk Chopin is a pocket watch. Obviously, a pocket watch, in light of the fact that during the 1800s wristwatches didn’t exist. It’s accepted that he got this pocket watch as a blessing from Italian Opera vocalist Angelica Catalani. That watch is currently important for the assortment of the   in Warsaw.

Chopin’s pocket watch as found in the Frederic Chopin Museum in Warsaw

I had a nearby glance at Chopin’s pocket watch in the gallery and turned into somewhat confused. Not just in light of the fact that the etching has been made in a few unique styles, yet more since it peruses that it was a blessing to Chopin on January third, 1820, while he was the age of 10. Brought into the world on March first, 1810, nonetheless, he was just 9 years of age at the date engraved in the watch, not 10. At that point also, I think that its somewhat bizarre that Chopin’s name, similar to the remainder of the etching, was in French while he actually lived in Poland around then and was known by his Polish name. The Italian-conceived artist Angelica Catalani ought to have introduced the watch as a trinket of his show. I couldn’t discover verification in her list of sources that she’d at any point been in Poland. Indeed, nothing significant obviously. I comprehend that it’s every one of the quite a while past and times were altogether different in those days. On with the Chopin Op. 10 No. 12.

Slight changes

The watch appeared in the photos in this article is as yet a model, and some unpretentious changes will be made to the plan. The drags will be twisted downwards somewhat which will upgrade the wearing comfort. Too, the example on the packaging will be improved marginally further onto the sides of the carries. Configuration models including these progressions were at that point present, despite the fact that it’s difficult to decide from a dim piece of plastic.

The hand winding movement

For the development, Chopin brand’s proprietors looked for collaboration with esteemed autonomous Swiss watch and development producer . A more than 100-year-old, family-possessed company with a standing of being one of the absolute best in the watchmaking business. Schwarz Etienne is liable for the assembling and quality control measures associated with the production of Chopin brand watches.

The solely for Chopin created MSE210 caliber

For Chopin, Schwarz-Etienne built up their selective MSE210 development, comprising of 197 components from which 37 are rubies. Running at a recurrence of 21.600/H, and brandishing two equal coupled barrels, the force hold of this lovely development is a broad 96 hours, which is identical to 4 days.

Engravings on the movement’s plates are a selection from Chopin’s original copy where he offered voice to his dissatisfaction in the wake of learning of the Polish Uprising’s disappointment. The barrels allude to the creative accomplishments of Chopin, just as to significant dates in his life.

Close-up of Chopin’s red equilibrium wheel

The component that makes the Chopin Op. 10 No. 12 most interesting is the equilibrium wheel. Assembling an equilibrium wheel requires a lot of exactness, as even the smallest error can disturb the component precision. Schwarz Etienne created and consummated a technique for shading the equilibrium wheel a profound, red tone. The red equilibrium wheel is a distinctive component of Chopin brand watches, and, similar to the core of a watch, it again represents the composer’s heart.


Chopin Op. 10 No. 12 was made under the direction of the and yearly creation of Chopin’s watches is restricted to 56 pieces, making it a genuine catch for horology epicureans and authorities. Just with assent from Poland’s Minister of Culture and National Heritage, the number of watches provided every year by the Chopin brand can be changed.

The Chopin Op. 10 No. 12 is required to be accessible before the year’s over (2019) and will have a cost of €12.750,- . More data on the watch and the new brand can be acquired from . Bookings for the watch can be made there as well.