March 1, 2021
The Updated Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph Flag
HNZ partner brand Chronoswiss, proudly introduces an updated edition of a true classic with the new skeletonized Opus Chronograph Flag. The new modern 300-part horological marvel features blue, white and red – the three most used colours for national flags. These three colors featured on the second hand and sub-dial perimeters make a great visual impression above the carefully and ingeniously skeletonised watch dial. In 1995, Chronoswiss advanced its skeletonising chapter with the first Opus Chronograph. More than a quarter-century later, Chronoswiss thoroughly updates the Opus architecture with the new Chronograph Flag.
Its new geometry combines a 41-millimetre diameter with shorter lugs that hug the wrist for a more comfortable fit. Additionally, the solid construction of the new stainless steel case requires only 23 parts compared to 38 parts for older versions. These two changes reveal a continued pursuit from Chronoswiss to continuously advance modern innovative design. This new update is consistent with Chronoswiss’s tradition of combining artisanal values with modern materials. For example, the hand sewn Louisiana alligator leather band is held in place with screw-in lugs featuring the Chronoswiss patented Autobloc system. Water resistance has been improved to 100 meters, and brushed and polished finishes are applied on the typical Chronoswiss case that features a knurled bezel and generous onion crown.
The skeletonising on the Opus is executed with a pantograph, an instrument for copying designs on an identical, reduced or enlarged scale. Imagine having a larger template made after a handmade prototype. Chronoswiss pioneered this technique in 1995 and the new Opus Chronograph Flag, exhibits their mastery of traditional artisanal values, modern materials, and innovative design.