Introducing Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear ReSec Electric Blue

A bold monochromatic case and bright dial combo.
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Chronoswiss Regulator Open Gear Resec Electric Blue

Regulators have been a Chronoswiss trademark for over 30 years. Inspired by yesteryear precision master clocks, their characteristic display separates time indications for precision time reading. The Lucerne-based watchmaker has designed various iterations of this traditional watch type, and now present a 50-piece limited edition in bright electric blue. 

Presented at Baselworld 2019, the Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear ReSec (for Retrograde Seconds) stands out with its raised, floating display, creating a striking sense of depth. At 6 o’clock, a retrograde second creates a playful animation: its hand travelling 120° before swiftly jumping back to zero, every 30 seconds.

Chronoswiss Regulator Open Gear Resec Electric Blue

If you are confident in your ability to wear striking colours or like to stand out, the electric blue DLC-steel version is definitely the bolder iteration of the model. It comes in a blue-on-blue case, dial and strap combination. The round, cylinder case is 44mm in diameter. It features the brand’s signature onion crown, straight lugs and side knurling. It is water-resistant to 100m/10ATM. The hand-guilloché dial has cylinder-shaped indexes fitted with luminescent material for optimal readability. At 3 o’clock is a badge, engraved with the individual limited-edition number of the watch.

Chronoswiss Regulator Open Gear Resec Electric Blue

Inside is the automatic Chronoswiss calibre C. 301. It is based on an extensively modified ETA 2895, the version of the tried-and-tested 2892, but with small seconds instead of central seconds. The regulator/retrograde seconds mechanism is fully manufactured and designed in-house by Chronoswiss. The movement operates at 28,800 with a power reserve of 42 hours. A stop-seconds mechanism allows for precise time setting. Visible via the screw-down exhibition case back, the movement is decorated with Geneva stripes and pèrlage. The open-worked rotor is blued to match the colour theme of the watch.

Chronoswiss Regulator Open Gear Resec Electric Blue

The Chronoswiss Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear ReSec is presented on a Hornback alligator leather strap secured to the wrist by a folding buckle. The retail price of this 50-piece limited edition is set at CHF 9,900. For more information, please visit www.chronoswiss.com

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