Czapek & Cie Faubourg Ocean D'Or RG | LE8
The Faubourg de Cracovie, named after the location of François Czapek’s third boutique in Warsaw, Poland, is Czapek’s refined and muscular integrated chronograph. Previously only available in titanium and steel, now the Geneva-based maison is for the first time proposing its sporty model with a shining 41.5mm gold case and chronograph counters, combined with a fascinating blue handcrafted guilloche dial with the “Résonance” pattern.
The profound blue hue is manufactured using a special ALD coating developed by another Czapek partner, Positive Coating, based in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.This registered and unique design, where intersecting circular lines form a pattern of bas-relief squares, goes back to François Czapek himself and was developed by Czapek together with its Swiss partner for engine-turned dials Metalem.
Named “Océan d’Or” – “golden ocean” in French – the new model comes in a limited edition of 8 pieces for the 5N rose gold version (6 remaining). Additionally it is available in a 2N yellow gold edition (2 pieces). The latter was conceived as a precious complimentary pair, a “mirror piece”, as was the case in China for the most special timekeepers. In fact, at the end of the Qing dynasty, there was a high demand of Swiss-made luxurious timepieces for the imperial court and the wealthiest clientele. For very special events or customers two timepieces were made, each watch being a perfect reflection and complement for the other – a “mirror piece”.
“This approach reflects very much the essence of traditional Chinese esthetics based on a well-known philosophical conception: the principle of Yin and Yang, stating that in all things exists two opposite sides yet inseparable - as well as Czapek’s sense of beauty created integrating contrasting elements or combining symmetry with asymmetry, as in the human body”, says Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek & Cie.
To inquire about availability please phone 303.572.1111
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)
41.5mm 18k rose gold 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 18k rose gold deploying buckle
"Rough" Handcrafted Guilloché "Résonance" bombé dial in AuPtPdAg
Baton applied indexes with Super Luminova treatment
12 in Arabic numerals with Super Luminova treatment