Two contrasting chronographs in a trademark tonneau cases, black for him and white for her.
The men’s version comes in a stainless-steel case with gloss black ADLC (Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon) treatment. A specific for the Kalpa collection tonneau-shaped case measures 44.45 x 39.2 mm in diameter and 12.8 mm thick. The dial of the watch is made of a dark-grey translucent sapphire crystal, providing a glimpse of the movement details. Various dial elements, including hands, chronograph sub-dials, pushers and the crown comprise of either rose gold or steel, depending on the reference. The central seconds hand with a crescent moon makes a perfect match with the skeletonized delta-shaped hour and minute hands. Three counters at 3, 6 and 9 are visually counterbalanced by the arched date window and a brand’s logo at 12 o’clock. The casual look of the Kalpagraphe Noir is maintained by a black rubber strap.
The case of the white ladies’ Kalpagraphe Blanc with the same dimensions as the men’s models, is produced in rose gold and fitted with a white opaline sapphire crystal dial. The elongated hour markers, the hands, the chronograph sub-counters, the crown and pushers come in pink gold as well. One of the two versions is set with 444 diamonds weighing 3.129 ct, adding some sparkles to the sporty attitude. The model is paired with a white rubber strap with a gold pin buckle.
Both watches contain the in-house self-winding chronograph PF334 movement, with a 50-hour power reserve. Its finest finishings and the gold oscillating weight on the foreground can be observed through a round sapphire crystal on the caseback. Two men’s models are limited to 99 pieces each; the diamond-set ladies’ variation is limited to just 10 pieces, meanwhile the plain rose gold one is a part of regular production. The price gap goes from CHF 17,000 to CHF 49,500.
Nov. 21, 2019