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THE FAUBOURG DE CRACOVIE
The Faubourg de Cracovie chronograph is Czapek's third collection and was named after the location of the third boutique, which was opened in 1850 in Warsaw, Poland. The calibre inside is also Czapek’s third, following the seven-day manually-wound movement found in the Quai des Bergues and the suspended tourbillon with GMT in the Place Vendôme, both famous locations of the late François Czapek. The Faubourg de Cracovie represents another major milestone in the company’s modern history… for the pleasure of watch lovers and collectors world-wide.SHOP NOW
The Antarctique is a 40.5 millimeters or 38.5 millimeters three-hander, thin enough to slip comfortably under a cuff, and with a carefully-honed, edgy look . The transparent case back reveals the model’s beating heart, the vigorous, 30-millimeter SXH5.01 automatic calibre, conceived internally by a multifaceted team. Special attention was given to both performance and appearance, so the movement’s parts are arranged for visual harmony and transparency.SHOP NOW
THE QUAI DES BERGUES
The first collection of timekeepers to herald the renaissance of Czapek & Cie is called ‘Quai des Bergues’. It is a tribute to the location where François Czapek founded the company in Geneva in 1845.The SXH1 caliber is a proprietary movement designed by Czapek. It is the first in a family of movements developed specifically for Czapek watches, according to the strictest rules of the watchmaking art. It was conceived in cooperation with Jean-François Mojon, a designer watchmaker who heads the Le Locle based company Chronode.SHOP NOW
HISTORY OF CZAPEK GENÈVE
François Czapek and Antonine Norbert de Patek, met in 1836. This encounter changed their lives and together founded Patek, Czapek & Cie on May 1st 1839 and together delved into the realm of watchmaking. This partnership lasted 6 years, during which they created several exceptional timepieces. The partnership dissolved in 1845 but both still proceeded with producing timepieces.
In 2012, the Czapek company name was re-established by three entrepreneurs who wanted to share Francois Czapek’s work with the modern watch community. The company became the first Haute Horology Company revived by watch connoisseurs worldwide.