Following the success of the Montre de Souscription 1, which was a vintage-inspired sector dial chronograph made in collaboration with Habring², we’ve determined to alter style however keep true to what we, at MONOCHROME, love and cherish. For that reason, we’ve conceived a watch that summarises lots of our preferences: a sports activities watch with an built-in bracelet, a discreet design with a monochromatic color scheme, and a wonderfully executed motion. The result’s the MONOCHROME Montre de Souscription 2, a brand new “Monochrome White” version of the profitable Czapek Antarctique. And it is going to be out there for pre-order as of tomorrow, 16 December 2021.
“What I really like a lot about impartial watchmaking has to do with discretion and a sure diploma of selfishness. It’s all about actual, discreet luxurious. It’s one thing that flies underneath the radar, that doesn’t scream its pedigree, its worth or its origin. As a substitute, impartial watchmaking provides unabashed high-end watchmaking pleasure for these within the know, and above all, for the wearer of the watch. And with this MONOCHROME Montre de Souscription 2, we needed to mix the coolness of a glossy, monochromatic luxurious sports activities watch with real haute horlogerie – a deal with reserved for individuals who can admire the reverse facet of this good-looking Czapek“, explains Frank Geelen, Founding father of MONOCHROME.
A Montre de Souscription
Identical to our first collaboration watch, we’re going to launch the Czapek Antarctique as a Montre de Souscription. The Monochrome White Version will probably be restricted to 33 items and bought by way of subscription, a course of that may sound acquainted to these with some data of watchmaking historical past. Beginning tomorrow, from 16 – 30 December 2021, we will probably be taking pre-orders for the 33 subscription watches; the primary deliveries are scheduled for February 2022. All 33 items will probably be delivered earlier than the top of March.
A Monochromatic Watch
Up till now, the Czapek Antarctique has been launched with two varieties of textured dials: the inaugural Terre Adélie assortment embellished utilizing the lamé method and the Passage de Drake with its flinqué dial. For our Montre de Souscription 2, we’ve labored with Czapek on yet one more texture and color that finest represents MONOCHROME. The matte grained dial with its discreet silvery-white color creates a coherent type with the case, making this Antarctique mannequin much more built-in! Refined, legible, elegant and straightforward to put on in any scenario.
Not like something you’ve seen from Czapek prior to now, this new grained dial known as “Monochrome White” has a novel texture and color. To animate this discreet, understated base, the red-tipped seconds hand gives a contact of color, whereas the brand new inscription “Automatique” at 6 o’clock balances the model identify at midday. Be aware that on ordering this watch, you’ll be capable to request a full metal seconds hand or a red-coloured one.
The MONOCHROME x Czapek Antarctique Monochrome White
When Xavier de Roquemaurel (CEO of Czapek) offered us the Antarctique mannequin, he defined that “the message from our associates and shareholders was clear: to make a watch that exudes a sense of preciousness, however that is also worn and admired day-after-day“. His description instantly spoke to us. This concept was totally consistent with our personal imaginative and prescient of what luxurious ought to stand for: a watch that’s discreet, refined and fantastically executed, particularly on the motion facet.
The Czapek Antarctique is a luxurious sports activities watch with a definite character that avoids the angular bezels typically seen on these fashions. Its design is predicated on a barrel-shaped flat floor framing a spherical, sloped polished bezel. The brushed ending of the case radiating from the dial’s centre provides a refined contact. Like all Czapek watches, the crown is protected by a crown guard. With a 40.5mm diameter, the watch has a flexible dimension that may match most wrists. And much more so, as a result of lug-to-lug, the watch measures solely 45.1mm! Though the field sapphire crystal protrudes barely from the case, its peak of 10.6mm is skinny sufficient to slide comfortably underneath a cuff.
An necessary characteristic of luxurious sports activities watches, the MONOCHROME x Czapek Antarctique Monochrome White is worn on an built-in stainless-steel bracelet. Its brushed hyperlinks distinction with the extremely polished and stylised “C” for Czapek. The bracelet is versatile, tender to the pores and skin and wears comfortably. Our Montre de Souscription 2 will probably be outfitted with a brand new micro-adjustment, so the bracelet has some further “stretch” when your wrist wants it.
Lastly, the bracelet is fitted with an Simple Launch system letting you modify the bracelet for a rubber strap, and vice versa, and alter the character of the watch in seconds. The black, white or gray rubber strap (you’ll be capable to select when ordering the watch) comes with a triple-folding clasp.
The In-Home Automated Motion
The reverse facet of Montre de Souscription 2 makes a formidable impression, revealing its magnificence to these within the know. Calibre SXH5, the primary motion developed and produced in-house by Czapek, is spectacular on many ranges. A self-winding motion measuring 30mm, the very first thing to catch the attention is its distinctive structure with a micro-rotor and 7 bridges, 5 of that are open-worked, providing a fascinating perspective on the interior workings.
A variable inertia steadiness wheel is held in place by a transversal bridge. The Calibre SHX5 operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour and delivers a snug autonomy of 60 hours on one barrel, whereas the highly effective, off-centred platinum micro-rotor gives better winding effectivity. The ending creates a hanging distinction. It’s trendy however elaborate with hand-chamfered inward angles and drawing of the flanks. The central bridge, in black-polished metal, options no fewer than six meticulously polished inside angles.
Availability and Worth
The MONOCHROME Montre de Souscription 2 is restricted to a most of 33 items and will probably be out there by way of a subscription marketing campaign at store.monochrome-watches.com. The watch is offered at the moment, however to keep away from the issue of some lacking the chance of getting one instance, the pre-order marketing campaign will begin in 24 hours, on 16 December 2021 (at 3 p.m. Central European Time / 9 a.m. New York time / 10 p.m. Singapore time) and it’ll finish on 30 December 2021.
The worth of the watch is EUR 17,200 (excluding taxes) and consists of free insured worldwide delivery and a 3-year guarantee from Czapek.
When ordering the watch, we’ll ask for a non-refundable deposit of EUR 5,200 (excl. taxes). The remaining EUR 12,000 plus the relevant VAT/tax in your nation will probably be charged when the watch is able to be shipped. The watch will probably be shipped from Europe.
For extra particulars on the MONOCHROME Montre de Souscription 2, go to the MONOCHROME Store tomorrow as of three p.m.
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