First designs

What enthusiasm you’ve shown for the CHRONO project! We’ve never seen such a level of participation in a first chapter: more than 1,100 comments in 5 languages and an overwhelming victory for the personalized movement with more than 4,200 votes versus 1,200 for the standard movement.

An exceptional factory for an exceptional movement

To create this exceptional movement, we’ve called on Concepto, one of the jewels of the Swiss watchmaking scene. We’ll introduce you to this company and their talented artisans in a future chapter.

The primary advantage of Concepto is their ability to offer a personalized chronograph movement at a reasonable price. In fact, with the chronograph being one of their specialties, we’re able to enjoy economies of scale on a great deal of the components. Otherwise, the price of the movement would be 4 to 5 times more expensive.

Mechanical design

Designing a movement is far more exciting than designing a simple dial, but it’s also a complex task. Just like you, we’re fascinated by these mechanical sculptures, and we’ve designed the bridges to showcase the motor of this micromachine.

In addition, to make this piece just that little bit more exceptional, we’ve included a peripheral weight, just like the one in our X41 model. And to top it all off, said weight will be visible on the dial side. And yes, you’re right, we’re all crazy!

Visible peripheral weight on the dial side

The designs sparked real enthusiasm; thanks for your feedback and support! We’ll be getting back to work right away !

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Characteristics

  • Movement: Cam-driven manufacture chronograph
  • Rewinding: Automatic via peripheral weight
  • Shock absorber: Incabloc
  • Components: 303 components / 35 jewels
  • Frequency: 28,800 turns per hour
  • Fine-tuning: Each movement fine-tuned in 5 positions
  • Precision: -5/+5 secs per day
  • Power reserve: 48 hours

Project schedule:

STEP 6, 27 JAN. 2021
Launch of pre-orders

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  1. js-consulting@online.de says:

    Interessantes Projekt und Design, ungewöhnliche Kombination von Ultramodern mit Tradition. Fände Metall alleine sehr ansprechend, ein Magnesium- oder Titangehäuse ist auch sehr leicht. Beim Glas ein extrem kratzfestes, sehr widerstandsfähiges Mineralglas? Interessant wäre auch ein Schauglas am Boden der Uhr und eine edle, im Inneren bewegliche Holzbox zum Aufziehen der Mechanik nachts.

  2. Alberto Massa says:

    Bonjour
    Pensez-vous faire une version aussi en carbone comme la x41 dés le début?
    Avez-vous déjà une fourchette de prix?
    Merci pour ce beau projet

  3. eric.giannetto@gmail.com says:

    Bonjour et félicitation pour votre initiative, concernant le chrono sera t il proposé avec différents diametres de boitiers si oui quels seront ils ?

    • Maurizio
      Maurizio says:

      Bonjour,

      Merci pour votre message. Si vous voyez notre dernier chapitre du Chrono, vous pourrez voter sur le diamètre 😉

      Je vous souhaite une bonne journée. Cordialement,

      Maurizio

  4. Fazal Mohamed says:

    As per your mile stones, next week colour research should start , am interested towards a blue colour chrono watch is there any scope on the new model

  5. tonnoy says:

    Demande d’informations

    J’ai remarqué un verre transparent monté sur la masse périphérique. Si c’est le cas, la qualité et l’étanchéité sont importantes pour la visibilité.

    • Valentine
      Valentine says:

      Bonjour Philippe,
      Oui techniquement cela l’est mais nécessite différent ajustement avec le mouvement et aussi un coût supplémentaire 🙂