Open Gear Resec - Black Ice
Limited to 50 pieces worldwide.
The Open Gear ReSec Black Ice is a modern mechanical timepiece with influences from historical watchmaking as well as frozen lakes and heavy metal. It is also a reminder that black can have a near-infinite number of shades, depending on surface, texture and materials.
Stainless steel with black DLC coating
Number of parts
Screw-down case back with satin finish and flat sapphire crystal
Matt, partly with vertical satin finish
Screw-down matt bezel with full thread and side knurling with curved, double coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Caliber C.301, automatic
4 Hz ( 28800 A/h )
Number of jewels
Polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with perlage
Skeletonized blue rotor, with Côtes de Genève and ball bearing
Elaborate 42-part construction on two levels: bottom level galvanic black, upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like construction for hour display, as well as a retrograde seconds display and cylinder shape Super-LumiNova indexes.
Off-centre hours at 12:00 (featuring "open gear" design), central minutes, retrograde seconds at 6:00
Design of hands
Lacquered; with Super-LumiNova inlays and tips
Shape of hands
10 bar( 100m )
Limited to 50 timepieces only. Technically sophisticated dial design featuring "open gear" mechanism and retrograde seconds display.
WHY WE LOVE IT
The C.301 movement is a serious rebuild of a classical movement. As on all Chronoswiss Open Gear regulators, the dial is a hybrid, also serving as a module plate holding the bridges, screws, wheels and jewels – an elaborate 42-part construction on two levels. The upper level features screwed-on skeletonised train wheel bridges and a funnel-like hour display