The Quai des Bergues collection BASELWORLD 2016: The resurrection of Czapek
Thanks to three passionate and daring founders, and to the support of dozens of aficionados worldwide, Czapek is now reborn in complete respect for the style and genius of its founder. François Czapek, former associate of Norbert de Patek, continued his career solo in 1845, supplying timepieces to Napoleon III and to the aristocracy of the era.
The Quai des Bergues owes its design to one of Czapek’s stellar creations, the 3430 pocket watch dating from 1850. It is powered by an exclusive Czapek movement with a 7-day power reserve developed in collaboration with Chronode. Crafted in Grand Feu enamel according to the finest traditional methods, the dial is swept over by polished and chased gold or blued stainless steel hands and framed by a large 42.5 mm case available in various gold colours, titanium or in a new XO steel alloy. This innovation marks a new chapter in the history of Czapek.