Preview BASELWORLD 2013Three Decades of Chronoswiss – the Régulateur 30
For Chronoswiss, the year 2013 will be an important one: for one, it marks the thirtieth anniversary of the brand’s founding. There is, however, another reason to celebrate: the legendary Régulateur will turn 25. Therefore, it makes sense to pay tribute to the ticking figurehead of the brand – in the shape of the Régulateur 30.
This anniversary watch is actually an “untypical” Régulateur, very surprising in that it includes a window at the 12 o’clock position. It is here that the hour is placed within a “digital” display. The minute display has moved upward a little bit, intersecting the display of seconds. As an exclusive anniversary model, the Régulateur 30 will be available only in a limited edition of 130 pieces in a red gold case and 300 pieces in a stainless steel case.
Its delightful “face” is what captures one’s attention at first sight, boasting a lavish barleycorn guilloché pattern cut into the pure Sterling silver dial and emanating from its center. Both versions also contain a chessboard guilloché pattern within the minute and seconds subdials. This timeless aesthetic is completed by thermally blued hands, which have been ground by hand and thus display precisely the right length for the dials’ displays. Less obvious little details like these will continue to play a large role at Chronoswiss in the future – for the next 30 years and beyond.