Mount Erebus Deep Blue Yellow Gold And Alligator

BHD 12,200.000
Located on Ross Island in the frozen continent, the mountain from which the new Antarctique takes its name is the southernmost active volcano on Earth and one of the very few constantly active volcanoes in the world. It was named after one of expedition ships that discovered Ross Island in 1841, HMS Erebus – which, in turn was named after a deity in Greek mythology born of Chaos and personifying darkness. A remarkable feature of this volcano is the presence in its lava of gold, which is projected into the atmosphere at an estimated rate of 80 grams per day, dissolved in the escaping volcanic gases and therefore impossible to harvest.

The SXH5.01 automatic caliber is the first to be entirely conceived in-house by Czapek from a blank page. Every part of it has been made with care to detail and with the help of the top Swiss manufacturing partners and craftsmen, la crème de la crème, the magnificent orchestra directed by Czapek in the We Collect Rare People spirit. The microrotor, is placed off-center to allow a plunging view into the mechanism and its exceptional architecture. A free-sprung balance wheel with variable inertia provided by four gold adjustable weights enables the highest level of precision tuning. The gear train is held in place by a series of seven handsome skeletonized bridges. Their original shape is reminiscent of lace, inspired on one side by XIX century pocket watches, and by the very modern Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph’s rotor. The movement has superlative finishing on the bridges that merges ‘haute horlogerie’ angling techniques with state-ot-the-art laser engravings.



• Hours, minutes and seconds

• Date at 6 o'clock


• Calibre SXH5 Czapek's in-house self-winding mechanical movement

• Diameter: 30 mm – 13 lines 1⁄4

• Height: 4.2 mm

• Number of parts: 193

• Jewels: 28

• Swiss lever escapement, variable-inertia balance wheel regulated by 4 small cylindrical inertia-blocks

• Frequency: 4 Hz – 28800 VpH

• Power winding system: micro-rotor with a recycled platinum mass

• Power reserve: 60 hours, one single barrel

• Barrel torque: 8.8 Nmm


• Openworked ratchets, sandblasted bevelled black bridges, drawn flanks, hand-bevelled concave angles


• 2N yellow gold case

• Diameter: 40.5 mm

• Height: 10.6 mm

• Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside and outside surfaces

• Water-resistance: 120 m

• Screwed-down crown


• Blue dial with lamé finish made for Czapek by Metalem

• Luminescent “sword” hands and indexes


• Yellow gold integrated bracelet with Czapek exclusive Easy Release system

• Optional rubber strap with matching yellow gold deploying buckle