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Introducing The Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter

Introducing The Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter

Snappy Take

Here is a watch that has accepted the full force of the clouded side. A balance of rock ‘n’ roll and resistance, the Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter is the promoted “awful kid” of the Place Vendôme Collection – the odd one out of the family, who doesn’t mind what time mother and father said time limit is. The Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter is named for a substance that is undeniably more obscure than it is known – a secret from multiple points of view. What we can be sure of is that this is a cycle of a current Place Vendôme Tourbillon configuration utilizing sportier materials like titanium, and ADLC coating. As far as the name goes, you would be far superior off requesting HODINKEE Editor-in-Chief Jack Forster about the complexities from dim matter than I, so for the time being, we will simply adhere to the watch.

Beginning Thoughts

The Czapek name has some horological history behind it. Czapek was a primary accomplice – nearly 200 years back – of the brand that would in the long run become known as Patek Philippe. The name Czapek went outdated for quite a long time prior to being restored, in its present structure, in 2012. From that point forward, the new Czapek & Cie has become famous, depending vigorously on cooperation with craftsmans at all degrees of watchmaking, and conveying genuine haute horology watches through those partnerships. 

The Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter is cased in evaluation five titanium, with a dark ADLC covering. This equivalent covering was utilized on Czapek’s Faubourg de Cracovie “Boldness Every Second” chronograph for “Just Watch” in 2019. The case size for this new delivery stays 43.5mm. While this watch is very like its forebearers from numerous points of view (see our Hands-On with the Place Vendôme Tourbillon Suspendu ‘Ici Et Ailleurs’ here ), the brand is calling the Dark Matter “the defiant sibling in the Place Vendôme collection.” 

In terms of usefulness, this is a double time watch with a tourbillon, day/night pointer, and force hold meter. The dial setup is reliable with – if not indistinguishable from – different variations in Place Vendôme assortment, with five focal points. The fundamental time-telling capacity is found at the highest point of the dial, with a force hold pointer just underneath it. The righthand part of the dial houses the subsequent time-region pointer with a dim bolt on the scaffold, and the lefthand area houses the tourbillon. The day/night marker lives at the lower part of the dial. By and large, the dial is done in dark lacquer, with cleaned steel spans with PVD covering, and an anthracite sand-impacted plate. The bolt handset on the highest focal dial (showing the time) is made of white gold and loaded up with Super-LumiNova, and the tourbillon highlights a solitary blue screw. 

Both the Sapphire precious stone for the dial and the caseback are treated with hostile to intelligent material on the two sides. That open caseback offers route to the Caliber SXH2. This is an exclusive mechanical hand-wound development created by both Chronode and Czapek & Cie.

As referred to before, the watch is being promoted by the brand as something of a “odd one out” or “awful kid” in the Place Vendôme line because of its lively nature and the materials picked for its execution. The general look of this piece absolutely isolates it from its more extravagance inclining archetypes, as there is a stamped contrast – in both look and feel – among platinum and ADLC-covered titanium.

The Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter will be restricted to just 10 pieces and evaluated at CHF 90,000. In the event that you are hoping to get one of these “awful young men,” they will be accessible just at the brand’s true retailers or on the Czapek website. 

The Basics

Brand: Czapek & Cie
Model: Place Vendôme Tourbillon: Dark Matter

Diameter: 43.5mm
Case Material: Titanium grade five with ADLC coating
Dial Color: Black
Indexes: Arabic, and applied markers
Lume: Super-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 50m
Strap/Bracelet: Alligator lash with titanium buckle

The Movement

Caliber: Caliber SXH2
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, double time, tourbillon
Diameter: 34.8 mm
Thickness: 9.8 mm
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Winding: Mechanical hand-wound
Frequency: 3 Hz

Valuing & Availability

Price: CHF 90,000
Availability: Immediately
Limited Edition: Yes, 10 pieces

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