From Dusk till Dawn
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2018: It's been 30 years since the first Regulator. The iconic model by Chronoswiss is now all grown up – but it has lost none of its visionary character. It mastered 3D with the Flying Regulator and is now showcasing multi-level dials and complex movement modifications in true, inimitable Chronoswiss style. Just like the Flying Regulator Open Gear, the Flying Regulator Night and Day is also a completely in-house development, from design to module construction. Most of the components required are manufactured locally in Lucerne.
Looking at the Flying Regulator Night and Day, the unusual and intricately designed day/night dome display at the 9 o'clock position is the first thing to catch the eye. It was embedded in a half-dome and given a gleaming metallic look with titanium. The stars on the night side even glow in the dark thanks to their Super-LumiNova coating – a feature that's not just for romantics!
The luminous white material on the hands and indexes also significantly helps to ensure optimum legibility at night. The day side is a lighter shade of blue. The dial design alone comprises a total of 19 parts.
Alongside the aptly named day/night display, the Flying Regulator Night and Day has a 3-day date display at the 3 o'clock position. At the 6 o'clock position, the dial reveals some intense insights. Here, Chronoswiss has artfully uncovered the seconds wheel, on which the funnel-shaped scale draws the gaze almost hypnotically. The day/night display and date are easy to set using the crown.
The Flying Regulator Night and Day is available in four exciting designs – one of which is a limited special edition of 50 worldwide. Its design is based on the classic contrast between a deep cherry red and the galvanic blackness of the dial. Red highlights emphasize the funnel-shaped hour display and the seconds wheel designed like a rotary dial.
The limited edition number is meticulously painted by hand on the bottom of the day/night display.
Three further designs are available to tempt watch connoisseurs: elegant red gold combined with a matte black galvanized dial, or perhaps a sporty stainless steel case with a blue or silver dial? Whatever your choice, you can count on a reliable timepiece at any time of the day or night.
Model Flying Regulator Night and Day
Reference Numbers CH-8763-BKRE Stainless steel, dial galvanic black
Limited to 50 timepieces
CH-8761R-BKBK 18-karat red gold, dial galvanic black
CH-8763-BLBL Stainless steel, dial galvanic blue
CH-8763-SISI Stainless steel, dial galvanic silver
Displays Off-centre hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00
Case Solid 16-piece, red gold or stainless steel case, with satin finish and polished, bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 10 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
Measurements Ø 41 mm, height 13.85 mm
Diameter Ø 26.20 mm / Ø 25.60 mm (11½´´´), impulse-angle 51°
Height 4,35 mm
Balance Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring Anachron
Fine Adjustment Via Excenter
Shock protection Incabloc
Frequency 4 Hz., 28‘800 A/h (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve Approx. 42 hours
Special features Skeletonized and rhodium-plated rotor with ball bearing and Côtes de Genève; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with perlage
Dial Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level galvanized in different colors, with 3-D day/night display and skeletonized small seconds; upper level featuring funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display
Hands Feuille shape; thermally blued, red-gold- or rhodium-plated and polished; with Super-LumiNova inlays
Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut
Strap Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn