Platinum “Etincelles”

  • Platinum case
  • Tourbillon & GMT function
  • Black enamel dial
  • Fleur de Lys hands
  • 72 baguette-cut diamonds

Handmade engraving

The Place Vendôme in platinum can be also requested with special hand-engraving of acanthus leaves on the case and crown done by one of the top artists in her field, Michèle Rothen Rebetez.

The acanthus leaf, a classic in Roman art, was already featured on the limited-edition Quai des Bergues in platinum. The current version represents the epitome of this art on a watch case. The Czapek original design is inspired from the Assisi Cathedral paintings, whereas the technique comes more from the sculptures and bas-reliefs of the Cathedral of Orvieto, in Umbria. This example of Haute Horlogerie craftsmanship is only available on special order, making each watch a unique piece.

Technical Specifications

  • 2 pieces limited edition
  • Movement with off-center tourbillon
  • Hours/minutes located at subdial at 12 o’clock
  • Second time zone, day/night and power reserve indication
  • Hours and minutes on separate dial located at 12 o’clock
  • One-minute tourbillon located at 8 o’clock
  • Second time zone on subdial at 4 o’clock, turns counter-clockwise
  • Disk day/night indicator located at 6, turns counter-clockwise
  • Power reserve: off centre disk, located at 12, turn on 90° on 60h, winding counter clockwise
  • Calibre SXH2: Haute Horlogerie proprietary
  • Mechanical hand-wound movement developed by Chronode and Czapek & Cie
  • Power reserve: 60 hours with one barrel spring
  • Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 VpH)
  • Diameter: 34.8 mm – 15 ½ lines
  • Height: 9.8 mm
  • Front: anthracite sand-blasted plate, steel bridges with sandblasting, blue screw on tourbillon
  • Case back: open ratchet with circular bevelling, sand-blasted bridges, final “anglage” main
  • “Fleur de Lys” hands in white gold
  • Platinum Pt950 case
  • 43.5 mm diameter
  • Bezel set with 48 baguettes-cut diamonds (1.772 carats)
  • Case set with 24 baguette-cut diamonds (1.059 carats)
  • Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
  • Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
  • Water-resistance: 30 meters (3 atm)
  • Alligator strap with Platinum buckle
  • Hand made Dial
  • Champlevé dial, “Grand feu” white enamel ring
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