Czapek designs double focal point guilloché for latest Quai des Bergues models

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The watch face of Czapek ‘s 2017 Quai des Bergues Guilloché puts all other features of this watch in the shade.

Described by the company as a ‘Ricochet’ guilloché, the pattern takes inspiration from an ancient design created by Francois Czapek in the 1850s.

Its main characteristic and unique feature is the presence of a double focal point, unlike traditional guilloché patterns with only one focal point at the centre of the dial.

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The two focal points also draw the eye to two subdials – indicating small seconds and power reserve.

First seen at Baselworld, the collection goes on sale this month in a limited run of 26 pieces priced at CHF 25,900 (£20,800).

The dial is made from a gold, silver, palladium and platinum alloy handcrafted by Swiss ateliers, Metalem.

It is sold in three colours, described as Aqua Blue, Sea Salt Grey and Emperor Blue.

The Aqua Blue models use a 42.5mm steel case, the Sea Salt Grey has a white cold case, the Emperor Blue is housed in rose gold.

The watches run on a Calibre SXH1 mechanical hand-wound movement developed by Czapek in collaboration with Chronode.

Czapek has no retail outlets in the UK, but that may be about to change. The company incorporated a private limited company in August called Czapek & Cie UK Limited with Jane Burton listed as a shareholder. Ms Burton is already responsible for communications for the watch brand in the UK.

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