Czapek & Cie Antarctique Passage de Drake Ice White Watch
*** Capek has re-opened the order books for Passage de Drake on a very limited basis. New orders will be delivered in 2025. All 4 colors of Passage de Drake are available to order. Quantities are strictly limited. Please contact email@example.com to reserve a piece. ***
Czapek & Cie is proud to present the Passage de Drake - the newest version featuring a distinctive dial motif and the exquisite final version of its new movement. Featuring the Calibre SXH5, this 40.55mm let's you customize the final style. Shown in Ice White. Choose between four exciting dial colors (Glacier Blue, Black Ink, Deep Blue, and Ice White), three hand finishings, and multiple strap options (view in gallery). Learn more below.
Ref. Passage de Drake-Ice White
The Passage de Drake's namesake is courtesy of the body of water connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Cape Horn (the southernmost 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 gold 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, luxurious calf leather, or sporty rubber strap.
- SXH5: Czapek's in house self-winding mechanical movement.
- 30mm - 13 Lines 1/4
- Swiss lever escapement
- Variable-inertia balance fitted with four gold inertia blocks
Number of parts
4Hz - 28,800 VpH
Power Winding System
Micro rotor with an 18k recycled gold mass
56 hours on one single barrel
Barrel torque: 8.8Nmm
- Hours, Minutes & Seconds
- Date at 6 o'clock
- Stainless steel case
- Screwed-down crown
- 40.5mm diameter
- Height: 10.6 mm
- Ice White
- Stamped "flinique" dial with the exclusive, officially registered "Stairway to Eternity" pattern
- Luminescent, steel "Sword" hands
- Luminescent, rhodium plated steel hour makers
- Open ratchet
- Sandblasted black bridges
- straight-grained sides
-Six handchamfered inward angles
- Sapphire crystal glass-box with anti-reflective treatment
- Sapphire case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inner side
- Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive easy release system
- Additional calf leather or rubber strap
A large choice of straps is now offered to provide a maximum versatility and playful experience. 4 rubber straps whose pattern recalls the "Stairway to Eternity" design on the Passage de Drake dial are available in either black, white, dark blue or dark grey. On top of that, a selection of soft calf straps with contrasting topstitches can be chosen.