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Czapek & Cie Antarctique Passage de Drake Afterglow

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$ 27,000.00
SKU Czapek-Antarctique-Afterglow
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Watches and Wonders welcomes the latest release of the esteemed Czapek & Cie Antarctique Passage de Drake with the purple Afterglow edition, shown with Arabic "12" numerals and a red-tipped seconds hand.

The Passage de Drake's namesake is courtesy of the body of water connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Cape Horn (the southern most point of South American) and the South Shetland Islands of the Antarctic. Known for its tumultuous oceans and icy conditions, the Drake Passage is thought to be one of the most treacherous bodies of water to traverse, and only suitable for those with the greatest sense of adventure. Fittingly, the creation of Czapek & Cie's Antarctique Passage de Drake has been an adventure of technical magnitude and human endeavors, bringing rare and fine finishing to the fore front. The attention to detail is unparalleled from the "Stairway to Eternity" intricate three-dimensional dial motif to the 40.5 mm stainless steel case integrated with an original double "trompe l'oeil" curve. 

Powered by the first entirely in-house conceived calibre, the SXH5.01 automatic caliber, it features a free-sprung balance wheel with variable inertia provided by four adjustable weights enables the highest level of precision tuning. The gear train is held in place by a series of seven handsome skeletonized bridges. The movement has superlative finishing on the bridges that merges Haute Horlogerie angling techniques with state-ot-the-art laser engravings. Every facet of this watch was considered with great attention. An exclusive quick-change system allows the wearer to switch out straps in nearly the blink of an eye. Effortlessly change the mood of your Passage de Drake with a sleek stainless steel bracelet, or sporty rubber strap. 

To inquire about availability please phone 303.572.1111


- SXH5: Czapek's in house self-winding mechanical movement
- Swiss lever escapement
- Variable-inertia balance wheel regulated by 4 small cylindrical inertia-blocks
30mm - 13 Lines 1/4
4.2 mm
Number of parts
Barrel torque
4Hz - 28,800 VpH
Power Winding System
Micro rotor with an 18k recycled platinum mass
Power reserve
60 hours on one single barrel
- Hours, minutes & central seconds
- Date at 6 o'clock
- Stainless steel
- Screwed down crown
- Open ratchet
- Sandblasted black bridges
- Bevelling
- Straight-grained sides
- Six hand-chamfered inward angles
10.6 mm
- Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective
- Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
Water resistance
- Stamped "flinique" dial with the officially registered "Stairway to Eternity" pattern
- Purple color obtained with PVD treatment
- Luminescent, steel "Sword" hands
- Luminescent, rhodium plated steel hour maker
- Red tipped seconds hand
- Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive easy release system & micro-adjustment
- Additional calf leather or rubber strap

Oster Jewelers is an Authorized CZAPEK Retailer