Space Timer Moonwalk

Reference# CH-9343.2-GRBL
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Manufacturer's retail price: $17,900
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  • Details
  • Description
  • Limited Edition: 50 pieces
  • Case: Solid 17-piece, stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished bezel with partial knurling and curved, double coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal; screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal; onion crown; strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system.
  • Size: 44 mm x 15.2 mm height
  • Movement: automatic winding Caliber C.308. Polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with perlage. Rotor skeletonized with Cote de Geneve DLC grey, ball bearing.
  • Function: tourbillon, moonphase, date, central minutes and seconds
  • Power Reserve: approximately 42 hrs
  • Water Resistance: 100 m
  • Dial: Hand guilloched dial with galvanic meteor coating, skeletonized train wheel bridges - angeled & polished edges, vertical satinated, sandblasted CVD coating blue. Partly skeletonized indication for hour and date made from semi transparent, partly polished, back side sandblasted ITR2; massive cylinders of Super- LumiNova- / cermamic mix as minute indicator. Stainless steel balls (0,6mm) as Date indicator mounted in ITR2. Thermally colored titanium hemisphere with Super-LumiNova as moon/star indicators.
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Hands: Lacquered, with Super-LumiNova inlays and tips. Shape: Blade.
  • Strap/Bracelet: Aligator leather, hand-sewn / Option: Textile (Cordura)

The Space Timer Moonwalk is probably the most complex creation Chronoswiss has ever made. In this timepiece we find some typical elements of the brand: The hour indicator at 12 o’clock with a visible gear train, under a bridge that we could already find within the tourbillon models; central minutes and seconds; an onion crown and a 44mm case are similar to the Open Gear collection. However, this is where the comparison ends. 

At 6 o’clock Chronoswiss has created a moon phase with date – an integrated titanium double complication and a premier for Chronoswiss. The date is indicated by odd Arabic numerals and for even dates, by steel microbeads just 0.6mm in diameter.  They are individually surrounded by a disk of ITR2, a new-generation carbon nanotube-based material. It is eight times lighter than steel and can be polished, sandblasted, painted and satin finished. It is partially skeletonized for the hour display, polished on the front and sandblasted on the back. The idea? To create the illusion that time – the day, the moon, the stars – seem to float in the interstellar void.

For the Space Timer Moonwalk, Chronoswiss has developed a unique guilloche pattern that was made entirely by hand. Hours and minutes are skeletonized and coated with Super-LumiNova. The second’s hand is hand-bent and has a red tip for easy reading on a midnight blue rim. The last hand, that of the date, is the fusion of the previous ones: Skeletonized, red & luminous. A real choreography of the stars, which, like the planets of the solar system, are in constant rotation. But defying the gravitational pull of the universe, this cosmic ballet is set in motion by a force that is clearly visible on the caseback: The automatic C.308 caliber, with a 42-hour power reserve and an oscillating weight finished with a Cote de Geneve cut, flies over pearl bridges with the speed of light.

Limited Edition: 50 timepieces