Following the Quai des Bergues (which we surveyed here ) and Place Vendôme models, Czapek presented a section wheel chronograph as the third model in their line up – the Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie. It was uncovered during Baselworld 2018 and named after the area of the third Czapek shop, opened in 1850 in Warsaw, Poland.
Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie Chronograph
It appears to become a practice that Czapek opens the Baselworld reasonable with a morning meal. Indeed, even before the main arrangement during the press day of the reasonable, Czapek offers a sneak see at their new items during a close social gathering in the Volkshaus Basel restaurant.
Three Dial Variations
The Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph makes for a to some degree more energetic watch than different models in Czapek’s assortment. It will become accessible in three dial varieties. The first, named ‘Grand Feu’ actually has an exemplary dial appearance. Yet, the ‘L’Heure Bleue’ and surely the panda-dialed ‘Dioné & Rhéa’ can be viewed as pretty much energetic chronographs.
Made by , the splendid fabulous feu white finish dial is maybe somewhat unforeseen in a cutting edge chronograph. It gives an ideal differentiation to the different capacities showed, in any case. The two somewhat brought down subdials have been maximally amplified and make the dial a lot of adjusted. The dial shape isn’t level however somewhat domed, lastly, the brand’s mysterious mark can be found in one of the subdials once again.
For the other two dial varieties, Czapek once again introduces the entrancing ‘guilloché Ricochet’, which was presented with the Quai des Bergues models. Intersection round lines structure an example of bas-alleviation squares. This customary strategy was made conceivable by the rose motor machine, which was concocted in the late Eighteenth century and turned into a vital machine in fine dial-production. The Ricochet configuration (got from the example made by skimming stones – = goes back to François Czapek himself.
As referenced over, the guillocé Ricochet dialed models are named L’Heure Bleue and Dioné & Rhéa, the two names enlivened by and identified with Nature. The Heure Bleue, or Blue Hour, initially a nautical term, is a time of dusk toward the beginning of the day and at night when the sun is underneath the skyline and the lingering daylight takes on an overwhelmingly blue shade. Dioné & Rhéa are two of the four moons of Saturn, named after two Titanesses of Greek folklore. The two white moons stand splendidly in obscurity sky much the same as the two subdials in the dark guilloche dial.
A Sporty Appearance
A energetic watch comes in a calm metal packaging, and in this manner does the Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie. It’ll be accessible in a hardened steel 41.5mm packaging. Compared to previous Czapek models the case is marginally modernized, yet at the same time brandishing the in the mean time celebrated crown defenders. They brilliantly now fill in as excellent pushers.
To upgrade the energetic inclination, Czapek chose to utilize a boxed sapphire gem. Higher than the ordinary domed forms utilized as of recently. Furthermore, to wrap things up, for lively reasons, other than calfskin lashes, the panda dialed Dioné & Rhéa model will be accessible on an elastic tie as well.
Caliber SXH3 made by Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier
The type SXH3 programmed development is Czapek’s first chronograph. This incorporated segment wheel chronograph development was made by , situated in the Jura mountains. It conveys 65 hours power hold, utilizing a solitary barrel. The SXH3 is a high-beat 36,000/h development. It utilizes probably the most developed and successful mechanical components, similar to the straight mallet, which diminishes mileage on parts and resets all the related dials in one simple development. A cutting edge arrangement, the vertical grasp, guarantees an ideal beginning for the chronograph hand. At long last, the jewel impacted anthracite spans give the last tasteful curve to the development, which is noticeable through a straightforward case back.
Price and Availability
The cost for the Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph will be € 24.000,= and all models will be accessible from June 30, 2018, onwards. For more data if it’s not too much trouble, visit
Modernized packaging Dioné & Rhéa Ricochet guilloche dial Grand Feu lacquer dial L’Heure Bleue Ricochet guilloche dial Crown watches twofold as chronograph pushers