Independent Watchmaking – Vincent Calabrese unveils Kronos

Independent Watchmaking – Vincent Calabrese unveils Kronos

Vincent Calabrese divulges Kronos, a creation spanning two expressions (watchmaking and painting) and two societies (Greece and Japan). Planned in participation with Japanese painter, Shinji Himeno, its dial includes an allegoric miniature work of art depicting Kronos, the Greek lord of time, and is controlled by Calabrese’s particular meandering hopping hour.

In the last part of the 1950s, at 14 years old, Vincent Calabrese was fixing watches in the roads of Naples. He moved to Switzerland in the mid 1960s and at last began functioning as an autonomous watchmaker in 1977. Over the resulting years, Calabrese has acquired extraordinary regard in the horological world. We owe him a few shocking turns of events: the Corum Golden Bridge, his flying tourbillon, also his work for Blancpain. Past that, his job in the renaissance of mechanical watchmaking was basic, as a fellow benefactor (with Svend Andersen) of AHCI . The Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (Horological Academy of Independent Creators) has been instrumental in aiding another age of free watchmakers to build up their ventures (as intense allies of autonomous watchmaking, we, here at Monochrome, are thankful for that).

The Vincent Calabrese Kronos restricted version is a lovely and creative mechanical portrayal of the progression of time, rehashed in an endless circle. Utilizing the couple of square centimeters of accessible space on its dial, Calabrese and Himeno have combined a horological complication with an allegoric portrayal of time. Becoming the overwhelming focus is a painting of Kronos with his credits; an hour glass and a sickle. The Greek god is simply the embodiment of time (‘kronos’ is the root for ‘sequence’ and other current words)… Time eats up our transient daily routines and we will experience life to the full!

The development controlling the Kronos highlights Vincent Calabrese’s unique meandering hopping hour. The hour pointer bounces at regular intervals when the marker arrives at 12 o’clock, at that point gradually rotates around the dial to check the minutes. This clever mechanism is based on a dependable workhorse, the ETA2892A2, obvious through the sapphire case back. The development finish is customary with perlage and blued screws. A decent touch, the swaying weight is customized with the names of Calabrese (NHC, Nouvelle Horlogerie Calabrese), Shinji Himeno and the individual restricted release number of each watch.

Those acquainted with crafted by Vincent Calabrese will recognise the 40mm round steel case, with ventured and screwed carries, straightforward back with six screws and sapphire crystals. The Kronos restricted version is accessible on either a cowhide lash or steel bracelet. For more data, visit www.vincent-calabrese.com/kronos-watch .


Technical determinations Vincent Calabrese Kronos

  • Case: 40 mm – treated steel – sapphire gem on the front and on the back. Water impervious to 30m
  • Movement: Wandering hours by Vincent Calabrese dependent on ETA2892A2 –  automatic winding – 42h power save – 28’800 vibrations/h
  • Bracelet: alligator calfskin lash or steel bracelet
  • Price: 8’800 CHF
  • Limited release of 100 pieces