Czapek & Cie in partnership with Collective Horology has just released the new Antarctique P.04 “Lanikai”.
At the request of Gabe Reilly, one of the founders of Collective, a watch community based in California, the dial should evoke Hawaii, where he had studied, and it was from photos of Lanikai Beach that the starting point was defined.
The production of the blue enamel dial was the responsibility of Donzé Cadrans, one of the greatest specialists in enamel dials, through a lengthy and elaborate process, with several steps that included pressing the gold dial to gain a concave shape, a hand-engraved mould to create an irregular textured wave pattern, stamping the mould onto the dial, baking and sanding. The result is an embossed dial that tries to recreate not only the effect of waves but also of sand, producing different effects of shadow and light.
Thus, the new Antarctique P.04 “Lanikai” is dressed in a stainless steel case measuring 40.5mm by 10.6mm, which comes with a satin brushed on the main surfaces and polished on the edges, crown with crown guards, sapphire glass front and on the case back and 120 meters of water resistance.
The beautiful blue enamel that we discussed above also features two hour and minute hands filled with luminescent material and a yellow centre seconds hand that evokes sand and contrasts with the blue tones in the background.
Inside beats the Caliber SXH5 with a micro-rotor made of recycled platinum, which operates at 28,800 Vph and offers up to 60 hours of power reserve. The movement can be seen through the open case back highlighted by its seven bridges.
The watch is offered with the traditional integrated bracelet which, like the case, features generalized satin brushed with the exception of the “C” connecting links which come with a polished finish.
It is a limited edition of just 50 pieces that can be purchased exclusively on the Collective website for a price of USD 26,500.
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Brand: Czapek & Cie
Model: Antarctique P.04 “Lanikai”
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 40.5 mm Diameter, 10.6 thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 120 meters
Strap: Stainless steel integrated bracelet
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 60 Hours
Price: USD 26,500
Limited Edition: Yes, 50 pieces