PLACE VENDÔME COMPLICITÉ "Stardust"
As always at Czapek, the creation of the Place Vendôme Complicité has been as much a human story as a technical and artistic one. As a fundamental value, Czapek defends the concept of établissage – the ecosystem of specialised workshops that once defined the entire watchmaking industry; this enables it to choose the most talented, independent specialists in each of the watchmaking crafts, bringing them together – as a conductor would unite musicians in an orchestra – to create exceptional timepieces. For Czapek, suppliers are also partners in creativity and this turned out to be decisive in Place Vendôme Complicité ever becoming a reality.
Hours, Minutes, Seconds & Power reserve indicator
Calibre 8 created in collaboration with Bernhard Lederer, Number of parts: 293 ,Open-work, Double escapement with differential gearing and central second, Power-reserve: 72 hours, Frequency: 3Hz – 21,600 VpH, Two variable inertia balance wheels oscillating in opposite directions, with four adjusment screws and four weights, Balance springs with Breguet terminal curves, Two Sapphire bridges with six rubies set in gold chatons
18K 5N rose gold or white gold case with domed sapphire and sandblasted hollowed-out lugs, Crown protectors, Diameter: 41.8 mm, Lug to lug: 48.22 mm, Height with lugs: 14.8 mm, Height on wrist: 13.3 mm, Perceived height (without glass): 8.8 mm, Sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment, Water-resistance: 50m (5 atm)
Open-worked with double escapement on a ’Grainé’ main plate with blue or silver galvanic treatment, Circular-grained minutes and hours track, Partially skeletonized sword hands, Faceted mirror-polished indexes in gold
Hand-beveling on bridges and main plate, 18 inward angles hand-chamfered
Alligator strap with 18K 5N rose gold or white gold folding buckle
50 pieces for each iteration