Founded in 1983 by Gerd R. Lang in München, Germany, Chronoswiss has long been known for its regulator watches. First known for its classic and rather elegant designs, yet with the twist of its unusual display, Chronoswiss has changed in recent years, now offering much bolder designs, combining vivid colours and architectural layouts. Following models such as the Regulator Open Gear or the ReSec. The brand now releases one of its most complex watches to date, with moonphase and date, but also multiple textures and coatings, combined with a daring 3D architecture. Here are the new Chronoswiss Space Timer Moonwalk and Jupiter.
It’s now well established that Chronoswiss is no more about highly classic and restrained models, but much more focused on bold and creative designs, architectural displays and vivid coatings creating complex watches. What hasn’t changed is the use of the regulator display, an ode to traditional clocks where the indications are separated – often with central minutes, hours at 12 o’clock and seconds at 6 o’clock. Even though the design has evolved, this remains consistent and part of the brand’s DNA.
The new Chronoswiss Space Timer collection sticks to this recipe, yet adds a layer of complexity with additional indications. Based on the Open Gear collection, the Moonwalk and Jupiter models share the same oversized case of 44mm, with a notable height of 15mm – due to the extra layers of complication on the dial. The shape of the case is, on the other hand, highly classic and true to the brand, with straight lugs, an onion-shaped crown and the emblematic knurled bezel. The case is equipped with sapphire crystals and a screwed caseback, offering 100m of water-resistance.
The connection with the Open Gear ends here, as the rest of the watch is new. Composed of now fewer than 63 parts, it shows a complex three-dimensional architecture and a multitude of indications, including the new combination of moonphase and pointer date at 6 o’clock. This also means that the traditional regulator has changed slightly, with the second now positioned centrally, together with the minutes. The double complication at 6 o’clock is, as you’d expect, not so classic either, the moon being made from a domed titanium disc that has been thermally coloured, and later painted with lume. Also, the date floats on a disc of ITR2, a carbon nanotubes composite that can be finished with many colours, or even in a transparent way. The same material is used for the hour disc. All indications are floating above polished and chamfered bridges, which are coming back to the Open Gear concept. The minutes are read on an inner flange with large cylinders of Super-LumiNova/Ceramic compound.
The Chronoswiss Space Timer collection comprises two models, differentiated by the choice of colours as well as textures. The Moonwalk model plays on tones of blue and grey, and shows a specific hand-guilloché dial with highly dynamic pattern. The other model, dubbed Jupiter, is all about golden and sand-coloured elements, with a background that relies on a laser-sculpted plate with a nano-print finish. This process makes each piece unique. Both watches are worn on hand-sewn alligator straps.
Under the sapphire caseback of both Chronoswiss Space Timer models is an automatic movement based on the ETA 2895 with an in-house regulator module on top. This movement runs at 4Hz and stores 42 hours of power reserve. It is decorated with perlage, stripes and a customized blackened rotor.
Availability & Price
The Chronoswiss Space Timer Moonwalk and Chronoswiss Space Timer Jupiter are now available but limited to 50 pieces per colourway. The price is EUR 16,600, CHF 16,500 or USD 17,100. For more details and online orders, please visit chronoswiss.com.