Gerd-Rüdiger Lang founded Chronoswiss in 1983 in Munich. They have created some very interesting timepieces such as Sirius a Lunar Chronograph, the world’s first mechanical chronograph with moon phase, and exhibition case back. The Régulateur – the world’s first series of manufactured wristwatches with a regulator-style display separating minutes, seconds, and hours. From 2012 the Swiss entrepreneurial family Ebstein acquired the assets of Chronoswiss from founder Gerd-Rüdiger Lang.
This interesting Chronoswiss Delphis Jump hour has a round stainless steel 38mm case. Its long straight lugs gently curve around your wrist for a comfortable fit. Brushed sides are sandwiched between polished coin edges. The coin edge bezel holds a flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides. On the right side a fluted onion crown.
The black dial is expertly finished with guilloche engraving. A 60 minute crescent with Arabic numerals, at 12 o’clock a jump hour window. The white elegant leaf hand rotates around the crescent with its retrograde function, once at 60 minutes the jump hour flips and the hand flips back to 0 to start the rotation again. At 6 o’clock a second sub-dial. A very well balanced and easy to read sophisticated dial. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back. Inside an Automatic Chronoswiss Cal.124, 32 Jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Rhodium-plated. With a digital hour, retrograde minutes, and small seconds based on the classic Enicar Cal. 165. Designed by the Enicar watch company in the late Sixties. The manual winding mechanism is unusual and seemingly adapted from a hand-winding movement rather than designed for an automatic. It features a long click spring and a “dent” to keep the wheels in place. Decorated with a custom skeletonised rotor and a mixture of perlage and cotes de Genève. Fitted on a leather strap attached by screws with a signed deployment clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original box or original paperwork. The watch comes paired on a nice fitting strap with its original signed buckle. The watch is from Circa. 2003/04 and is sold in worn condition. Overall, however, the watch is in very good condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
When this watch was presented to me I absolutely fell in love with it, the design, functionality, and execution are just stunning and I really believe unrivaled at this price point. Plus, on wrist, this watch feels incredible, after a few minutes of figuring out the time telling you become used to it super quick and then appreciate this unique way of time telling.