On May 26, 4:05 PM UTC
Czapek & Cię. Antarctique Rattrapante Silver Grey
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Amongst the plethora of iconic brands within the watchmaking industry, few have the ability to create timepieces quite to the level of the independent watchmaker Czapek. Founded in 1845 by one of Patek Philippe's original founders, Czapek's long heritage as a watchmaker for nobility and royals has ingrained a longstanding tradition within the brand to create some of the finest watches on the market, a tradition that still rings true to this day. Case and point is their sports model, the Antarctique. Inspired by a trip to Antarctica that one of the company's historical shareholders took, the Antarctique stands as a monument to Czapek’s dedication to the preservation of nature and Swiss watchmaking’s traditional crafts. Offered here we have the Antarctique Rattrapante Silver Grey, a limited edition variant of the Antarctique of just 77 pieces. Featuring a captivating 42.5mm stainless steel case that provides the perfect backdrop for its intricate silver grey dial. This stunning dial is an exercise in contrast, with its underlying movement’s distinctive construction on show as a result of its skeletonized nature with a silver grey backdrop and selection of chapter rings providing the necessary area for numerals and minute-tracks. Made of stainless steel featuring Czapek’s own in-house automatic rattrapante cal. SXH6 movement with some truly incredible hand-finishing and an ingenious quick-release system on its bracelet, the Antarctique Rattrapante is a superb sports watch in and of itself, but with its stunning silver grey dial, the variant we have here is just as superb and stunning as its limited edition status of just 77 pieces may suggest.
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Est. value range
$40,000 – $50,000
Automatic cal. SXH6
Stainless steel bracelet
Watch, box and papers
Silver Grey (Skeletonized)
Watch is in like new condition, showing little to no signs of wear. Bracelet has been resized, but the links that were removed are included. Please note that the original owner's name is engraved on the lip of the caseback at 6 o'clock.
An extremely exclusive watch from an independent watchmaker famed for its low production numbers, exquisite craftsmanship, and intriguing designs, the Czapek Antarctique Rattrapante has everything a watch lover would want in a luxury timepiece with its intensely complicated movement, good looks and artisanal craftsmanship.