Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Paraiba Limited Edition

Probably the closest thing you are likely to have on your person to a time-telling peacock unless you have an actual time-telling peacock.

The hypnotic hand-crafted guilloche watch face changes from soft turquoise and petrol blue into jungle green and deep purple as you move it around. The effect comes as the result of unremitting experimentation by Chronoswiss.

The varying hues are as mesmerising as the semi-precious gemstone, Paraiba Tourmaline – a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as copper, aluminium, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium.

The dial is an elaborate 42-piece assembly over two levels. Starting with a hand-guilloched base layer overlaid by screwed-on skeletonised train wheel bridges and a funnel-like hour display disc. Floating above these are the retrograde seconds display and Super-LumiNova dot indexes.

The Super-LumiNova is also featured as inserts and tips in the lacquered ‘Trigono’ hands.

The case is a 44mm, 17-part stainless steel unit featuring a screw-down bezel and case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal. Graced by the recognisable onion crown. Additional details include side knurling and a double coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

The engine is a Caliber C.301 automatic movement with an estimated 42h power reserve. Unfortunately not many will pay much attention to the polished pallet lever, escape wheel/screws/bridges and plates because they are competing against the mesmerising skeletonised CVD-coated turquoise rotor.

The hand-sewn Hornback crocodile leather strap complements the multi-layered watch-face and lends a touch of menace to the already exciting visual experience. The range is limited to 50 pieces.

For details, visit: Chronoswiss

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