Introducing The Chronoswiss SkelTec And Opus Chronographs
For 2020, Chronoswiss is presenting a pristine watch with a sharp spotlight on skeletonizing, appropriately named the SkelTec, just as refreshing a prior line, the Opus Chronograph. The SkelTec highlights a restrictive development, the shiny new type C.304, that puts Chronoswiss’ authority of the skeletonizing interaction on full showcase. It’s advanced and tech-forward while the refreshed Opus Chronograph, initially presented in 1995, addresses a conventional interpretation of skeletonizing.
In a public statement, Maik Panziera, head of plan at Chronoswiss, summarizes the ethos of the SkelTec by bringing up the technical progressions of the new type, “I would say that the name SkelTec is somewhat clear as crystal. Its elite 166-section fabricate development with a force hold of 48 hours, combines Opus’ mechanical soul with space-age technologies. SkelTec takes high quality, conventional skeletonising to twist speed.”
Chronoswiss has included skeletonization as a feature of its center plan competencies since the ’80s. The SkelTec addresses numerous times of research and improvement in this particular style. Furthermore, the evacuation of unnecessary material doesn’t stop at the development and dial – even the carries on the SkelTec are dug out. The case isn’t designed in a customary interaction, by the same token. “Since you can’t do infusion shaping with tempered steel to our quality norms, we adjusted the applied single-part plan into a eight-section case stretching the boundaries for what is truly workable for a five-pivot CNC machine,” said Panziera.
Chronoswiss is presenting four models altogether, and just 50 instances of each will be made. In the SkelTec line, there are two models that each offer a particular visual interpretation of the super current skeleton stylish. The case is produced using five pieces, and that is permitted Chronoswiss to play with materials. One model uses DLC-covered (Diamond-like Carbon) tempered steel for most of the case, and it’s complemented with 18k red gold. The other model is completely designed from tempered steel, however a few sections are covered with DLC to make a modern effect.
But the SkelTec actually holds the plan components reliable among all Chronoswiss models that make an interesting pressure between the horological future and the far off past. The onion crown is as yet present, alongside the mark Chronoswiss case shape and coin-edge bezel.
The components of the development are arranged to make visual interest, with the heart at 12 o’clock and the escapement put at six o’clock, making a decent stylish that welcomes the eye to chase around and assimilate the subtleties that stick out, yet in addition the amazing measure of negative space. Any pointless material has been eliminated, leaving a development that is flawlessly exposed.
The Chronoswiss of today unobtrusively keeps on repeating on the territories of watchmaking that they have been zeroing in on since the origin of the brand in 1983. It’s essential to recall the effect that Chronoswiss has had on the business; in the beginning of the “advanced” period of watch energy, Chronoswiss was a monster in the business. Gerd-Rüdiger Lang showed a faithful commitment to mechanical watchmaking, in any event, when numerous different players were intensely putting resources into quartz technology.
The SkelTec, and its wild skeletonized tasteful, shows that the brand is similarly as resolute in its commitment to pushing the limits of development assembling and advancement as it was in the early days.
Model: SkelTec, Opus Chronograph
Reference Number: SkelTec: CH-3714-BK (Stainless steel, halfway DLC covered) CH-3715R-BK (Stainless steel, DLC covered, parts in 18 kt. red gold) Opus Chronograph: CH-7543.1S-BLOR (Stainless steel, blue and orange dial, skeletonized) CH-7543.1S-SI (Stainless steel, silver dial, skeletonized)
Diameter: SkelTec models are 45mm, Opus Chronograph models are 41mm
Thickness: SkelTec models are 15mm thick, Opus Chronograph models are 14.80mm thick
Case Material: SkelTec: Stainless steel, 18 kt. red gold, Opus Chronograph: Stainless steel
Dial Color: SkelTec models highlight a dark skeletonized dial, Opus Chronograph models include a silver dial and afterward another in blue and orange
Lume: SuperLuminova on tips hands
Water Resistance: SkelTec models are water impervious to 50m; Opus Chronograph models are water impervious to 100m
Strap/Bracelet: SkelTec models highlight a calfskin and material lash, Opus Chronograph models include a Louisiana gator cowhide strap
Caliber: SkelTec: Chronoswiss type C.304, Opus Chronograph: Chronoswiss Caliber C.741S
Functions: Skeltec: Hours and minutes, seconds, simple date, sweep chronograph seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter Opus Chronograph: Hours and minutes, seconds, simple date, clear chronograph seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter
Diameter: SkelTec: 39mm, Opus Chronograph: 30mm
Power Reserve: SkelTec: 48 hours, Opus Chronograph: 46 hours
Winding: SkelTec: Hand-wound, Opus Chronograph: Automatic
Frequency: Both developments: 28,800 vph
Jewels: SkelTec: 21 gems, Opus Chronograph: 25 jewels
Evaluating & Availability
Price: CH-3714-BK (Stainless steel/DLC): $17,700; CH-3715R-BK (Red gold/hardened steel/DLC): $20,900; CH-7543.1S-BLOR (Stainless steel, blue and orange dial, skeletonized): $11,800; CH-7543.1S-SiSI (Stainless steel, silver dial, skeletonized) $11,400
Availability: Authorized vendors
Limited Edition: 50 instances of each watch aside from the Opus Chronograph with silver dial (CH-7543.1S-SI), which is unlimited
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