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Happy Anniversary – Celebrating 30 years of the Regulator!

Happy Anniversary – Celebrating 30 years of the Regulator!

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Limited anniversary edition of the Flying Regulator Open Gear
 
Dubai, UAE, October 20, 2018:  2018 is a very special year for Chronoswiss. In addition to the 35th anniversary of the brand´s founding, the 30th birthday of the flagship Regulator model is also coming up. The Regulator made its debut in 1988 as the ‘Régulateur’ and has since been identified with the brand, leaving its mark in the watch industry. Whether square or round, Chronograph or Tourbillon, automatic or manual winding – one or more models with the decentralized time display have always been in the collection – Regulator rules!
 
A completely independent collection, lead by Oliver Ebstein, has been developed around this iconic Regulator model and it continues to grow. This means that, figuratively speaking, the model now embodies precisely the key role that it played on the walls of the watchmakers of the late 19th century, where it set the time and was the reference point for accurate timekeeping. The Regulator has set the pace and become the touchstone for the entire collection and brand.
 
Chronoswiss is celebrating its 35-year history with the limited Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition – hence the red 35 on the minute scale – and simultaneously honoring its bestselling model. The anniversary watch’s unusual design is a play on the Regulator theme, placing it front and center with the “Open Gear” design. The dial is simultaneously its module board, onto which the train wheel bridges of the skeletonized gears are mounted. The train wheel bridges have also been elaborately skeletonized and boast carefully angled and polished edges. Six visually appealing blued screws keep them reliably in their place on the dial, showcasing once again the brand’s principle of functional design. The Flying Regulator Open Gear also reveals surprising insights at 6 o’clock. The dial and the bridge have been skeletonized at the height of the small second so that you can see the second wheel in action.
 
Manufactured in a limited edition of just 35 watches, the Anniversary Edition features stainless steel cases with silver-colored dials and blue outer rings. Another 35 timepieces are available in solid 18-karat red gold with a blue dial and silver outer ring. All dials for the anniversary watch are painstakingly guillochéd by hand in the House of Chronoswiss studios in Lucerne using a historical rose engine machine. The individual limited edition number is also applied by hand. Super-LumiNova inlays on the hands and indexes also always ensure optimum legibility in the dark.
 
Technical data
 
Model                                                   Sirius Flying Regulator Open Gear 
Reference Numbers                            CH-8751R-BLSI 18-karat red gold, dial guilloche à la main, 
                                                             Limited to 35 timepieces 
                                                             CH-8753-SIBL Stainless steel, dial guilloche à la main, 
                                                             Limited to 35 timepieces 
Displays                                               Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00 
Case                                                    Solid 16-piece, red gold or stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-                                                              reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up                                                                to 10 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system 
Measurements                                    Ø 41 mm, height 13.85 mm 
Movement                                          Chronoswiss caliber C. 299, automatic, with stop seconds 
Diameter                                             Ø 35,20 mm, impulse-angle 51° 
Height                                                 6.11 mm 
Jewels                                                 31 
Balance                                               Glucydur, three-legged 
Balance spring                                    Anachron 
Fine Adjustment                                 Via Excenter 
Shock protection                                Incabloc 
Frequency                                         4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h (semi-oscillations) 
Power reserve                                   Approx. 42 hours 
Special features                                Skeletonized and rhodium-plated rotor with Côtes de Genève and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and                                                                    screws; bridges and plates with perlage 
Dial                                                    Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level galvanized and decorated by hand with engine-turning, upper level                                                                      featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display 
Hands                                                Feuille shape; thermally blued and polished or rhodium-plated and diamond cut; with Super-LumiNova inlays 
                                                          Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut 
Strap                                                 Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn 
 

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