This is a very special year for Chronoswiss. In addition to the 35th anniversary of the brand’s founding, the 30th birthday of the flagship Regulator model is also coming up. The Regulator made its debut in 1988 as the ‘Régulateur’ and has since been identified with the brand, leaving its mark in the watch industry. Whether square or round, Chronograph or Tourbillon, automatic or manual winding, more and more models with the decentralized time display were created over the past three decades.
Under the leadership of Chronoswiss CEO and owner Oliver Ebstein, a completely independent collection has been developed around this Regulator model and it continues to grow. Figuratively speaking, the model now embodies precisely the key role that it played on the walls of watchmakers of the late 19th century, where it was the reference point for accurate timekeeping. The Regulator has set the pace and become the touchstone for the entire collection and brand.
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 Regulators 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, where the brand has established its “House of Chronoswiss” headquarters.
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 is 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 indices 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? Pricing ranges between 6,590 CHF and 15,700 CHF depending on the configuration you choose. Whatever your choice, you can count on a reliable timepiece at any time, day or night. chronoswiss.com