Drawing inspiration from our solar system and the mysteries of outer space, the latest addition Chronoswiss The lineup comes in the form of the Space Timer series, and it expands on the brand’s Open Gear Collection platform, which has created one of the most complex mods the company has put out. Featuring a three-dimensional dial featuring a unique regulator setup with high-tech materials and a titanium spherical moonface display, the Chronoswiss Space Timer collection makes its debut in the form of two limited edition models, one inspired by its aesthetic. One is inspired by Earth’s moon and the other by Jupiter. Chronoswiss has made it clear that the Space Timer Moonwalk and Space Timer Jupiter watches are the first in a series to represent the brand’s interstellar journey, and while the two models are essentially the same watch, they each offer a very different take. The unique and architectural beauty of the brand.
Both models feature a 19-piece stainless steel case that measures 44mm-wide by 15.2mm-thick. At the top of the case is a smooth polished stainless steel bezel surrounded by a domed sapphire crystal. The sides of the case receive two thin bands of knurling, while the large onion-shaped winding crown and screw-down display caseback help provide 100 meters of water resistance. The traditionally shaped lugs hold a 22mm-wide alligator strap, and each of the strap holders is screwed down with the brand’s patented Autoblock system. All things considered, the external case of the Chronoswiss Space Timer offers a classical and traditional overall aesthetic that creates a unique contrast against its modern and unusual dial design. The case offers plenty of visual intrigue with its folded bands set against its brushed and polished surfaces, but it easily fits a more traditional dial design than a three-dimensional regulator with parts made of carbon. Nanotubes and titanium.
The dials found inside the Space Timer Moonwalk and Space Timer Jupiter both follow the same regulator-style layout, and each is constructed from 63 separate parts to create a dynamic and architectural overall look. The dial layout is based on the core design concept of the Chronoswiss Open Gear collection and features the hours displayed via a register at the top, while a pair of large centrally-mounted hands track the minutes and seconds against a raised minute track. Set with large glowing cylinders. However, what sets the Space Timer apart is its titanium spherical moonface display, which sits on the underside of the dial and has an extra hand protruding from the top of its surface that indicates the date on a ring around it.
Each numeral for the date appears as either a small Arabic numeral or a small stainless steel sphere, and the entire ring is part of a raised structure surrounding the moonface above the rest of the dial’s surface. In both Chronoswiss Space Timer models, the hour hand indicates the time against a clear disc crafted from ITR2, a new generation of carbon nanotube material that is eight times lighter than steel and can take on a variety of colors and surfaces. ends The disc itself is placed atop a large train wheel bridge and is finished with luminous markings that make the luminous parts appear to float above the dial in the dark.
In the Space Timer Moonwalk model, the dial surface is decorated with a special hand-made guilloche pattern developed by Chronoswiss, and its lower base layer has a dark gray galvanic meteor coating. Various elements on the dial such as the minute track, train wheel bridge, moonphase display and date ring structure get a bright blue CVD coating, while the ITR2 hour disc is given a sandblasted finish with Super-LumiNova markings and a bright red finish for a contrasting splash of color on the skeletonized hand for the date. will do
Meanwhile, on the Space Timer Jupiter, the lower dial surface is laser-sculpted with a nano-print finish that makes each example slightly unique and resembles Jupiter’s colors and gas planet structure. The minute track and rail wheel bridge are given a galvanic black finish, while the ITR2 disc is completely transparent with Super-LumiNova hour markers. Additionally, while the titanium moonface sphere and raised structure for the date both appear blue in the Moonwalk model, the Space Timer Jupiter has its moonface sphere in a thermal orange color, while its date disk structure is made from clear ITR2. Its markings appear to float above the rest of the dial surface. Finally, while the date hand for the date display gets a red finish on the Moonwalk model, the Space Timer Jupiter has a red finish on its centrally mounted running seconds hand.
Powering the Chronoswiss Space Timer collection is the brand’s caliber C.308 automatic movement. Swiss-made and self-winding with 33-jewels, the caliber C.308 runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. At its core, the Chronoswiss Caliber C.308 is based on the well-known and proven design from ETA, but it goes without saying that it has been slightly modified to achieve the unique appearance and functionality found in the Chronoswiss space. Timer series. In addition to the necessary changes to achieve the look of the dial side of the watch, the bridges and plates have been decorated with perlage and the skeletonized rotor has been given Geneva stripes with a dark gray DLC finish. While many space-inspired watches lean towards a modern aesthetic when it comes to their overall designs or otherwise associated with space exploration, the Chronoswiss Space Timer is a space-themed watch done in classic style. That’s true of watchmaking-focused roots. Looking at the Moonwalk or Jupiter models, it may not be immediately obvious that the watch is inspired by one of our solar system’s celestial bodies, but if someone tells you about it, the aesthetic inspiration behind its design becomes more apparent. obvious.
Both the Chronoswiss Spacetimer Moonwalk and Spacetimer Jupiter will be produced as limited editions of 50 pieces worldwide, and both models will be accompanied by an official retail price €16,600 EUR. Additionally, considering that the brand clearly states that “the first two planets on ChronoSwiss’ interstellar journey are the Moon and Jupiter,” you can be assured that additional space timer models with dials inspired by other planets among us will follow in the near future. solar system As the various models in the Space Timer series are not released at the same time, collectors will not have the opportunity to choose their favorite, as 50 examples of the current models will be sold long before the next. Do their presentation. This marks a marked departure from the “Pokémon” approach of the Omega Moonwatch and its Solar System-inspired lineup, where all examples were released at once and buyers could pick their favorites or hunt down the rest they didn’t. t already owned. For the Chronoswiss Space Timer series, those who want to collect them all will have to buy the watches in real time or hunt down one of the very few in the secondary market. For more information, please visit Brand’s website.