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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Czapek Quai des Bergues N. 33s Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

Czapek Quai des Bergues N. 33s Mechanical Hand-wound Watch
An evocation of the original pocket watch made by François Czapek circa 1850, the Quai des Bergues N. 33bis lends itself to a 38.5-mm case, to give us the Quai des Bergues N. 33s. Such a classic size ensures this new iteration is suited to the most slender wrists and to collectors in search of a harmonious style that has travelled through time with continued elegance.

Czapek Quai des Bergues N. 33s Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

The soft curves of the case together with the balanced layout of the dial, inspired by early 1950s wristwatches, ensure that the Quai des Bergues N. 33s appeals not only to men, but also to women and their growing appreciation of fine mechanical watches. Czapek has more than risen to the challenge of fitting its 14¼-ligne proprietary movement into this new case, as shown by the harmony that defines this mechanical composition, which is visible through the sapphire back.

Mechanical hand-wound, Czapek SXH1 calibre measuring 32 mm (14¼ lignes), 31 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, double open ratchets, twin barrels, blued screws, sandblasted bridges, hand-chamfering, 168-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, seconds, power-reserve indicator, day.
5N 18k red gold with Czapek "Queen Bee" maker's mark, 38.5 mm. Domed sapphire crystal and sapphire back, both with anti-reflective coating on the inside. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft).
Grand Feu enamel with fleur de lys hands in blued white gold. Small seconds between 7 and 8 o'clock, power-reserve indicator and day of the week between 4 and 5 o'clock.
Alligator with 5N 18k red gold buckle.