The Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph is the company’s third collection and was named after the location of Czapek third boutique, which he opened in 1850 in Warsaw, Poland. The calibre inside is also Czapek’s third, following the seven-day manually-wound movement in the Quai des Bergues and the suspended tourbillon with GMT in the Place Vendôme, both famous locations of the late François Czapek. The Faubourg de Cracovie represents another major milestone in the company’s modern history… for the pleasure of watch lovers and collectors world-wide.
Czapek’s first chronograph is driven by a bespoke automatic movement, the SXH3. This integrated column-wheel chronograph movement was built by the outstanding craftspeople at Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier in the Jura mountains, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking. It delivers 65h power reserve from a single barrel that drives the balance wheel at 36,000 vph and is COSC certified. The movement makes use of some of the most advanced and effective mechanical elements, like the linear hammer, which reduces wear and tear on parts and resets all the associated dials in one easy movement. A modern solution, the vertical clutch, ensures a perfect start for the chronograph hand. Finally, the diamond-blasted anthracite bridges give the final aesthetic twist to the movement visible through the transparent case back.
The Faubourg de Cracovie comes in a slightly modified 41.5-millimeter Quai des Bergues Revolution case in sober steel. The famous crown protectors are still in place and now serve, ingeniously, as pushers. “Take the romantic nobility of our first watches and add a chronograph to give it some athletic pizzazz,” says Czapek & Cie CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel. “That’s our latest model, and it’s unmistakably Czapek, traditional but with a modern flair.”
Limited Edition of 18 pieces engraved: "1 out of 18"
Chronograph, Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Chronograph's Minutes at 3 o'clock
Chronograph's Hours at 9 o'clock
Small seconds at 6 o'clock
Date at 6 o'clock
Caliber SXH3: Haute Horlogerie integrated automatic Chronograph movement with a bespoke execution
Power reserve: 65 hours
Frequency: 5 Hz - 36'000 VpH
Column Wheel, Vertical Clutch and Linear Hammer
Golden Rotor with Czapek logo
Diameter: 30mm - 13 lines 1/4
Finish: finely sandblasted and diamond polished anthracite bridges, snailed trottoirs
Certified Chronometer (COSC)
CASE & BRACELET
41.5mm Stainless Steel Case
Sapphire crystal Glass-Box with anti-reflective treatment
Sapphire case back with Anti-reflective treatment on the inner side.
Water Resistance: 50m
Alligator Strap with a steel deploying buckle
Handcrafted Guilloché "Résonance" bombé dial in AuPtPdAg
Baton applied indexes with Super Luminova treatment
12 in Arabic numerals with Super Luminova treatment
Czapek Modern Rodhium plated steel hands, Arrow with Super luminova treatment
Small second hand with red tip
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