Chronoswiss Open Gear Watches

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In the age of the smartphone, with atomic accurate watches in the palm of our hands, a timepiece becomes the intersection of style, heritage, and function´┐Żbut more than that, it is also an expression of self. Many like the understated and often subdued wearing experience that a traditional timepiece may offer, but for the more avante-garde and edgy collector, the Chronoswiss Open Gear collection is a statement, a conversation piece, an opportunity to emphasize color, material, and technology in a meaningful way.

About Chronoswiss Open Gear Watches

Chronoswiss Open Gear watches offer a unique time-telling experience with a pioneering three-dimensional design featuring regulator-style indicators elegantly suspended above the dial. The vast majority of the collection are regulator styled watches, where the hours, minutes, and seconds hands operate independently, rotating around distinct points on the dial instead of being fixed to and rotating around a shared central point, as commonly seen in traditional watches. Aesthetically speaking, Chronoswiss Open Gear watches really experiment with color and case materials, offering modern, edgy, and captivating watches.

Chronoswiss Open Gear History

Founded in 1983, during the peak of the quartz crisis, Chronoswiss emerged as a testament to the enduring allure of intricate timekeeping mechanisms. Gerd-Rüdiger Lang's vision birthed a brand that resonated with pioneers and nonconformists. Notably, Chronoswiss pioneered miniaturizing the regulator into wristwatch format, shaping an entire collection around this icon. Later, the Ebstein family took the reins, with Oliver Ebstein becoming the CEO, steering the brand's legacy into a new era. In 2012, the Ebstein family, known for their Swiss entrepreneurial spirit, acquired from its founder, Gerd-Rüdiger Lang, ushering in Oliver Ebstein as the brand's fresh CEO.
To Celebrate its 30th anniversary, Chronoswiss unveiled the Régulateur 30-a collection hallmark distinguished by its guilloché dial, setting the stage for the evolution toward open gear watches. In 2016, the brand marked its 35th birthday with the Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition, introducing a groundbreaking three-dimensional Regulator model with a handcrafted guilloché dial. Subsequently, Chronoswiss continued its journey, unveiling vibrant and innovative regulator open gear timepieces that persist as inspirations within the current Open Gear collection.

How Much Do Chronoswiss Open Gear Watches Cost?

Depending on the model, the Chronoswiss Open Gear collection starts at just under $11,000 USD, with more complex models that house flying tourbillons reaching into the mid $40,000 range.

Model Starting Price Unique Features
Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Jungle
CH-6923-DGRBK
$11,000 Regulator-style with a stainless steel case (44mm) and a vibrantly green hand-guillochéd dial featuring retrograde seconds. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Vodoo
CH-6925M-BKPU
$12,500 Regulator-style with a stainless steel black dlc case (44mm) and a black hand-guillochéd dial with purple subdials and accents, featuring retrograde seconds. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Tiger
CH-6923-ORBK
$11,600 Regulator-style with a stainless steel case (44mm) and a bright orange hand-guillochéd dial with black subdials and accents, featuring retrograde seconds. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear Tourbillon Limited Edition
CH-3126-BLBL
$44,400 Regulator-style with a solid electric-blue CVD coated stainless steel case (44mm). Flying tourbillon as a centerpiece to the uniquely layered and hand-guillochéd blue dial. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Candy Shop
CH-8753.1-SIBLB
$14,300 Regulator-style with a black DLC coated stainless steel case (44mm). The hand-guillochéd black dial is accentuated by CVD coated subdials and accents in a multicolored fashion. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear Lucerne Edition Blue
CH-8753.1-SIBLB
$10,800 Regulator-style with a stainless steel case (41mm) and a silver hand-decorated dial featuring open gearwork seconds subdial and accompanying accents in blue. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear
CH-8751R-SISI
$20,900 Regulator-style with a 14k rose gold case (41mm) and a galvanized silver dial featuring open gearwork seconds subdial and accompanying accents in brushed silver. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear Flying Tourbillon Sunset
CH-3123-ORBL
$44,400 Regulator-style with a stainless steel case (44mm). Flying tourbillon as a centerpiece to the uniquely layered and hand-guillochéd orange and blue dial. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear Paraiba
CH-8753.1-TUBK4
$10,800 Regulator-style with a stainless steel case (41mm) and a green hand-guillochéd dial featuring open gearwork seconds subdial and accompanying accents in black. Limited Edition
Chronoswiss Open Gear ReSec Endorphin
CH-6928-PUBK1
$12,900 Regulator-style with a stainless steel purple CVD case (44mm) and a purple hand-guillochéd dial with black subdials and accents, featuring retrograde seconds. Limited Edition

What's Unique About Chronoswiss Open Gear Watches?

The uniqueness of Chronoswiss Open Gear watches lies in their captivating design featuring open-worked dials that reveal the intricate movements beneath. This distinctive construction showcases the artistry of watchmaking, offering enthusiasts a visual spectacle and a deeper connection to the watch's mechanisms. Additionally, their pioneering approach to incorporating regulator-style indicators in wristwatch format sets them apart, reflecting the brand's innovation and commitment to redefining traditional horology. Finally, the artisanal approach to "handcrafting" the dials of Chronoswiss Open Gear Watches gives them a distinct connection to the horological artistry of the past.

Chronoswiss Open Gear Movements

Their standard Open Gear Watches are housed by a C.299 automatic movement, which is constructed atop the foundation of the Swiss Made ETA automatic movement, deemed an ideal base due to its inclusion of a subsidiary second dial. Operating at 4Hz and boasting a 42-hour power reserve, this movement stands as one of ETA's superior grades, showcasing meticulous detailing such as blued screws and polished decoration on both plates and bridges.
The heart of the Chronoswiss Open Gear Tourbillon beats with an in-house hand-wound calibre C.303. This remarkable movement houses a one-minute flying tourbillon, pulsating at 28,800 vibrations per hour (equivalent to 4Hz), and boasts a robust 60-hour power reserve.

Chronoswiss Open Gear Watch Colors

While many manufacturers play it safe with colors, Chronoswiss offers creativity and vision in both dial colors and case colors-especially with their Open Gear collection. With both CVD and DLC coating methods used for the watch cases, they are able to achieve black, purple, electric blue, and even chocolate colored cases. Their dials range from brilliant blues to vivid greens and sharp oranges. There is certainly a unique case and dial configuration available to suit all tastes!

Chronoswiss Open Gear Watch Materials

The Chronoswiss Open Gear collection predominantly uses stainless steel, but models are available in 14k rose gold, too. Of course, the watches include scratch-resistant sapphire crystals across all models. Depending on the model, the straps range from Cordura Leather, Alligator, and Canvas. As an authorized dealer of Chonoswiss Open Gear watches, Exquisite Timepieces can obtain extra straps directly from the factory so that you can change up the look of your timepiece.

Chronoswiss Open Gear Complications

Depending on the model, Chronoswiss Open Gear watches offer regulator-style timetelling with most models offering either retrograde seconds or small seconds. Flying tourbillons and day/night indicators are also available on specialty models. One of the benefits of a regulator-style watch is the ease in which the user can tell the time. Step into our showroom and see for yourself!

Chronoswiss Open Gear Watch Sizes

The Chronoswiss Open Gear collection comes in both 44mm and 41mm, making the collection suitable for small, medium, and large wrists. The 44mm is better suited for wrists 7 inches and above; however, people with smaller wrists who demand greater wrist presence will find that the larger size is still a comfortable fit. The 41mm is suitable for all wrist sizes, even those with smaller wrists. The smaller size might also be appropriate for dressier occasions, such as black tie events. If you are unsure about what size will best fit your wrist, please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists!

Buying Chronoswiss Open Gear Watches

Chronoswiss Open Gear watches can be purchased from any authorized dealer or from the Chronoswiss website. The best way to purchase a new watch is always from an authorized dealer, as you are ensuring the watch will arrive with a full warranty. Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer for Chronoswiss, and you can view all of the color and size combinations on our website from the convenience of their home. Of course, if you find yourself in Naples, Florida, please stop by our showroom Monday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

Caring for your Chronoswiss Open Gear Watch

Caring for a luxury timepiece requires attentiveness in order to preserve its beauty and functionality. Regularly clean the case and strap with a soft, lint free cloth to prevent scratches and foreign debris. Avoid exposing the watch to extreme shocks and magnetic fields, as this can negatively impact the timekeeping. Store your watch in a watch box or pouch, protecting it from dust and humidity. Finally, be sure to follow all service intervals recommended from the manufacturer.
Be at ease, because all Chronoswiss Open Gear watches come with a two year manufacturer's warranty, ensuring headache-free ownership. Be sure to follow all recommendations in the owner's manual, but if an issue does arrive, you can also make use of Exquisite Timepieces authorized watch service and repair. Take the guesswork out of service and entrust your timepiece with the professionals.
To get started, call 1.239.227.2932 or email us at service@exquisitetimepieces.com

Chronoswiss Open Gears FAQ

When was Chronoswiss Open Gear released?

In 2016, the brand marked its 35th birthday with the Flying Regulator Open Gear Anniversary Edition, introducing a groundbreaking three-dimensional Regulator model with a handcrafted guilloché dial. This was the first "iteration" of the Open Gear collection that Chronoswiss is known for today.

How do you tell the time on a Chronoswiss Open Gear watch?

As a regulator-style watch, the hours, minutes, and seconds hands are all independent on a Chronoswiss Open Gear watch. The subdial at the 12 o'clock displays the hours, while the main dial and largest hand displays the minutes. Finally, the small subdial at the 6 o'clock displays the seconds.

How much is a Chronoswiss Open Gear watch?

Depending on the model, the Chronoswiss Open Gear collection starts at just under $11,000 USD, with more complex models that house flying tourbillons reaching into the mid $40,000 range.

Find Your New Chronoswiss Open Gear watch with Exquisite Timepieces

Choosing your new Chronoswiss Open Gear watch is a decision deserving confidence and assurance. From the precision of its craftsmanship to its specialized performance, let us be your guide in selecting the perfect timepiece.
As an authorized dealer of Chronoswiss, explore our curated collection online or experience the exclusive range available at our boutique in Naples, Florida. Every order from our Chronoswiss Open Gear collection includes complimentary delivery and comprehensive insurance, ensuring your luxury watch arrives securely.
At Exquisite Timepieces, we're renowned for our expertise in luxury timepieces and our enduring partnerships with esteemed brands like Chronoswiss. For detailed insights into our services and FAQs about luxury watches, delve into our resources. Feel free to reach out anytime for guidance on your new Chronoswiss Open Gear timepiece.
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