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Czapek & Cie. - GPHG 2016

Czapek & Cie. GPHG 2016

Czapek & Cie celebrated its first birthday by winning the Public Prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève with its Quai des Bergues No.33bis model.

It is the story of three watch lovers who have had a dream. Four years ago they rediscovered the incredible story of Czapek & Cie and realized the gem they had in their hands : Czapek’s rebirth. Guided by their passion and their entrepreneurial drive, they aimed at sharing their emotion with other watch lovers. Now more than 100 aficionados from around the world have joined them in the adventure of the renaissance of Czapek.

The Quai des Bergues No.33bis model is a tribute to François Czapek's 3430 pocket watch manufactured in Geneva around 1850. The dial, with its elongated Roman numerals, is in an exceptional version of grand-feu enamel, with a rare domed shape, giving it a special brilliance. Each dial features a secret signature by François Czapek, a safeguard against counterfeiting. The buyer can request a unique understated kind of personalization: a personal sentence written on the dial that is visible when the sun hits it at a certain angle. The extremely delicate fleur-de-lys hands that sweep the elegant clock face were a challenge to re-create.

The watch features the SXH1 Caliber, a proprietary double-barrel mechanical hand-wound movement built in collaboration with Jean-François Mojon. The sandblasted bridges, the hand finished angles and the open ratchet pay homage to its predecessor. The watch boasts the same clean "face" and the characteristic sub-dials at 7:30 and 4:30. The former displays a small second, the latter shows both the days of the week and the seven-day power reserve with a unique "double hand".

Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek & Cie was surprised and thrilled by the award: "Alone you achieve nothing. Together you can go beyond your own imagination. To see this collective effort rewarded today is a great achievement and would make François Czapek proud. It is the best recognition we could have dreamt of because, from the start, we wanted to share Czapek’s rebirth with other watch lovers. This award is theirs".

Czapek & Cie. Quai des Bergues No. 33bis

Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek & Cie was surprised and thrilled by the award: "Alone you achieve nothing. Together you can go beyond your own imagination. To see this collective effort rewarded today is a great achievement and would make François Czapek proud. It is the best recognition we could have dreamt of because, from the start, we wanted to share Czapek’s rebirth with other watch lovers. This award is theirs".

The prize-winning Quai des Bergues N°33bis is now available at Chronopassion in Paris, Rue Saint Honoré.

 


 

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Czapek & Cie. harks back to the origins of one of the watch industry’s most prestigious names, which was born from the watchmaking skills of two Polish émigrés who sought refuge in Switzerland after Poland’s November uprising. 

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