The Refined Return Of The Lederer Central Impulse Chronometer In A Compact Size

The independent watchmaker Bernhard Lederer, who in 2020 debuted the Central Impulse Chronometer (CIC) in 43mm with double escapement, brings back the complex watch in a reduced size.

The new 39mm CIC arrives in two variants, in the same two colours as the previous version, that is, in white gold with a blue dial (now more pronounced) and in rose gold with a grey dial, each of which is limited to 20 pieces.

On the outside, the previous robust 43mm by 12.20mm case now gives way to a case with clearly smaller proportions, featuring a diameter of 39mm and a thickness of 10.75mm with a mainly polished finish, domed sapphire glass, narrower smooth bezel, fluted crown at 3 o’clock with the brand’s signature “L” and open back case.

The dial has not been left out of the updates, presenting some modifications, such as the applied hour markers and hands that appear in another format, the exclusion of the previous twelve Arabic numerals, the inclusion of a new minute track with Arabic numerals and finally the two small seconds in the shape of an 8 that no longer intersect, with the top one maintaining an open dial and the bottom one a close dial.

The 212-component manual movement is very similar to the previous one, featuring the same two independent barrels as well as two gear trains, and two balance wheels. Reaching 21,600 Vph and offering up to 38 hours of power reserve, which can be observed in operation through the rear sapphire crystal.

The watches come attached to a black or brown leather strap and can be purchased for CHF 136,800 (excluding taxes).


More information here.


General Specifications:


Brand: Bernhard Lederer

Model:  Central Impulse Chronometer 39mm


Dial: Blue (white gold), grey (rose gold)

Lume: No

Case Material: White gold, rose gold

Case Dimensions: 39 mm Diameter, 10.75 mm thickness

Crystal: Domed sapphire glass

Case Back:  Sapphire glass

Strap: Black or brown leather strap



Dimensions: 35 mm Diameter, 4.95 mm thickness

Functions: Hours, minutes, double small seconds

Winding: Manual

Frequency: 21,600 Vph

Jewels: 36

Components: 211

Power Reserve: 38 Hours


Price: CHF 136,800 (excl. taxes)

Limited Edition: Yes, 20 pieces each