Shop Our Chronoswiss Watches Collection
Latest Chronoswiss Watches Added to Our Site
All Chronoswiss Models
Brief Brand History for
By the early 1980s, quartz watches had taken the watch market by storm. Despite these circumstances, in 1983, Gerd-RÃ¼diger Lang founded Chronoswiss in Munich, Germany with the intent to exclusively manufacture mechanical timepieces. This bold start secured the company's place as an innovator among more established Swiss watchmakers. In the late â€˜80s, Chronoswiss became the first watch company to serially manufacture regulator wristwatches, which include independent hour, minute, and second displays. In the early '90s, Chronoswiss debuted the Kairos chronograph. The Kairos was the first automatic chronograph to have an off-center display of the hours and minutes. In the latter half of the decade, the company released several skeletonized movements with high complications. In 2012, the Ebstein family acquired Chronoswiss and opened its headquarters in Lucerne to the public.
Product Line Overview
Despite crafting timepieces with a variety of complications, materials, and bright dials, Chronoswiss maintains a consistent design language. The brand often uses several notable characteristics, including a fluted bezel, onion shaped crown, long, simple lugs, and a screw-in connection between the strap and lugs. The watchmaker frequently combines the regulator display with higher complications. In addition to horological complexity, Chronoswiss offers daring aesthetics, utilizing bright colors, PVD, and a number of metals in its cases and dials. The company makes an excellent value proposition in comparison to better-known brands.
The Chronoscope Collection pioneered the first wristwatch chronograph with a crown-integrated pusher. Featuring the defining traits of the brand such as a fluted bezel and onion crown, the chronoscope takes on highly classical aesthetics. These include spade hands, clean dials, and Roman numerals. In addition to the impressive monopusher chronograph complication possessed by Chronoscope watches, the hours, minutes, and seconds indications are separate. The Delphis Collection features regulator movements; watches within the collection display hours, minutes, and seconds separately. The retrograde minute hand moves in a semi-circular motion, counting 60 minutes before jumping back to its initial position. The hours are displayed in digital style and smoothly change at precisely the right time. Like the Delphis Collection, the Heritage Collection also hosts many regulator watches. These include the Flying Regulator Jumping Hour, Flying Regulator, Regulator Jumping Hour, and Regulator. The Classic Collection can be found with retrograde seconds and big-date or regulator complications. The collection is defined by captivating guilloche dials and Roman numerals. Chronoswiss utilizes inventive approaches to timekeeping. The Flying Collection is defined by a unique characteristic: the dial is divided into two levels, one elevated above the other. For this reason, it appears to be "flying." The Flying Regulator can be found in day and night, grand, and grand skeleton configurations. The similarly inventive Open Gear Collection features parts of the motion works on the dial. The Open Gear is available in several variations, including the Open Gear Resec, which features a retrograde seconds complication, and the Open Gear Regulator. The Digiteur Collection is distinguished by jumping hour complications. "Digital" disks display the hours, minutes, and seconds. The hours smoothly change while both the seconds and minute discs have continual movement. Several collections solely host watches produced in more limited numbers. The Tourbillon Collection applies the regulator movement to the prestigious tourbillon complication; hours and minutes are separate while a flying tourbillon is prominently featured at six o'clock. The Space Timer Collection is inspired by astronomical bodies. The Space Timer is defined by thermally-colored, titanium hemisphere displays and highly intricate dials. The Skeltec Collection, as its name suggests, boasts extreme skeletonization. Both the lugs and dial are skeletonized. The movement is highly skeletonized, supported by minimal bridges. The movement also includes a skeletonized mainspring barrel and open balance wheel. The Artist Collection demonstrates the brand's traditional artistic craft, utilizing intricate hand guillochage, enameling, and diamond-setting. The Edition Zeitzeichen Collection demonstrates the height of the brand's horological prowess. The guilloche patterns on the dial are reminiscent of traditional craftsmanship. The dial's skeletonization showcases the intricate workings of the complications. The creation of these limited timepieces takes many man-hours and attention to detail as each part is individually designed and created. The Sirius Collection includes the Opus and Lunar Chronographs. The Opus Chronograph boasts its technological complexity through a skeletonized dial and movement. The more classical Lunar Chronograph features a guilloche dial made of solid sterling silver and elegant numerals and hands in the Breguet style. In addition to the chronograph complication, the Lunar Chronograph displays the phases of the moon and the date via a central hand.
Click Here For a list of Model & Reference Numbers for Chronoswiss