Cyrus : Two crowns or nothing

Klepcys Chronograph

CASE : titanium and polished steel with black DLC coating, brushed lugs, solid back, water-resistant to 50m


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber CYR314, 48h power reserve)

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date

DIAL : skeletonized base with black sapphire crystal

STRAP : textured rubber, titanium folding clasp with comfort adjustment

Launched in the first year of the second decade of the third millennium, Cyrus delights collectors of watches with a powerful personality. Having attracted instant attention by means of its highly innovative three-dimensional rotating display and its spherical moon, its iconic Klepcys collection has since then welcomed more accessible models, consistently issued in limited series, notably including Alarm and Chronograph versions. The symmetrical double crown signature is steadily confirmed over time, while the technical partnership between the Manufacture and the watchmaker-developer Jean-François Mojon (an award winner at the 2012 GPHG) continues to demonstrate its strong value. Brand CEO Ruben Mira is a tireless and enthusiastic traveler who announced a record year in 2016, synonymous with promising new projects. In 2017, the sportiest version of the Klepcys Chronograph – featuring a skeletonized dial framed by a steel and titanium cushion-shaped case – was unveiled in the new Ateliers area at Baselworld. The clever layout of time measurements is also visually playful : the conventional time display appears offset at 3 o’clock, the chronograph 12-hour and 30-minute counters at 6 and 12 o’clock respectively, while small seconds sweep by on a disk at 9 o’clock, mid-way between the date display and the slender central seconds hand. The 3 o’clock crown serves to handle the start/stop functions, while zero-resetting is done by the 9 o’clock crown. Why wear the same watch as the passenger sitting next to you in an aircraft ?

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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