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Czapek Brings The First Antarctique in Gold with the Mount Erebus (Incl. Video)

Czapek's integrated luxury sports watch becomes even more luxurious...

| By Xavier Markl | 3 min read |

Back in 2020, Czapek launched its Antarctique, the brand’s first luxury sports watch that simultaneously featured the brand’s first in-house calibre. The design followed the codes of what a luxury sports watch is said to be, with a shaped case, integrated bracelet and a textured dial. But Czapek being Czapek, it didn’t cut any corners. The Antarctique was fresh, original, and beautifully finished. For Watches and Wonders 2024 and following steel or titanium versions, the Antarctique is available for the first time in gold in response to the demand from clients. To match the 40.5mm gold case, Czapek brings back the lamé dial of the original Antarctique Terre Adélie limited edition. And make sure to check the video on top to get a good look at this new, luxurious edition.

Whoever is in the market for a luxury sports watch is spoilt for choice… yet some options are a bit more special than others. The segment has exploded in popularity over the past years, with the icons becoming virtually unattainable at some stage, with new players entering the genre and even independent brands stepping up to the plate. Among them is Czapek, which launched the Antarctique in 2020, a sporty-chic time-and-date luxury sports watch powered by the brand’s first in-house movement – the Calibre SXH5. Several iterations of the model have been presented over the past few years, including new movements with a split-second chronograph or a skeleton version. It is now time for Czapek to present a gold edition of this successful Antarctique with the Mount Erebus Deep Blue model.

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The intriguing Mount Erebus name is once again inspired by the geography of Antarctica. Mount Erebus is the largest volcano on the southernmost continent… and it has the particularity of spewing out tiny particles of pure gold into the air! The 40.5mm gold case of the Antarctique Mount Erebus retains the design of the steel version and it comes either on a matching integrated bracelet (with Czapek exclusive Easy Release system) or a rubber strap fitted with a gold folding buckle.

For this gold Antarctique Mount Erebus, Czapek went back to the original Lamé dial, the first decoration introduced as the collection was launched 4 years ago. Made with dial specialist Metalem, it is made using a special comb to create its textured satin finish. The deep blue colour is obtained via CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition). The sword hands and indexes, matching the colour of the case, are fitted with luminescent material.

The Antarctique Mount Erebus is powered by the self-winding calibre SXH5. This handsome 30mm movement is the first movement to have been developed and produced in-house by Czapek. It is wound by a platinum micro-rotor. The architecture of the movement is graced with seven openworked bridges, including the transversal bridge holding the variable inertia balance wheel in place. It beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and boasts a comfortable 60-hour power reserve on one barrel.

The Czapek Antarctique Mount Erebus Deep Blue pink gold will be produced in a limited run of 100 pieces per year. There is also a 2N yellow gold limited edition of 50 pieces. The retail price is EUR 55,000 with a gold bracelet and EUR 32,600 with a rubber strap and gold folding buckle. For more details, please visit

1 response

  1. Shame the movement color doesn’t match the dial! Looks odd.


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