Adrenaline, racing cars, Formula 1, even the first glimpse of the new Regulator Classic Carbon Racer immediately thrusts you into the world of motor sport, as this special timepiece, in the style of an automotive cockpit, is guaranteed to impress. Its distinctive stainless steel case, high-tech carbon mesh dial and the look of a speedometer just cry out “speed”. The new model brings together the colors typically associated with motor sport: racing red, white and black carbon. The design of this timepiece is reminiscent of a speedometer, with the power red hand in the style of a speedometer needle.
The eye-catching triangular shape of the hour and minute hands can also be perfectly read in the dark, thanks to extremely luminous Super-LumiNova inlays. The guilloché pattern on the dial of the timepiece is also unconventional: the centuries-old regal craftsmanship of guilloché is fused here with ultra-thin carbon from the premier class of motor sport.
Typically for Chronoswiss (a pioneering achievement of the brand in the 1980s), the case back is sapphire crystal through which you can see the beating heart of the watch, its movement – just like the racing cars that proudly showcase their engines under glass. You can also admire the intricacy of the mechanics through the skeletonized seconds dial, visually inspired by the perforated design of a racing car rim.
The high-performance engine of the watch is its automatic C.295 caliber with a power reserve of over 40 hours, which has undergone a Regulator modification in-house at Chronoswiss. Its sturdy case and water resistance to 10 bar (100 m) make the Regulator Classic Carbon Racer the perfect timepiece for every occasion – even off the track. It boasts either a distinctive steel bracelet or sportier rubber strap to complete the styling on your wrist.
The link between Chronoswiss’ modern mechanics and motor sport goes back a long way. The family-owned company has already proved that it has petrol in its blood in cooperative partnerships with the Alfa and Audi brands and, time and time again, it has created small limited editions of exceptional timepieces.
Chronoswiss was founded in 1983, in the midst of the quartz crisis when only visionaries continued to believe in the mechanical watch. Entrepreneurial spirit and congenial inventions such as the sapphire glass back encasing the movement, an unmistakable design and the first series production of the regulator complication as a wrist watch made Chronoswiss unique and successful.
The brand contributed significantly to the revival of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Today, Chronoswiss is concentrating on its roots by reinventing its most successful model, the Regulator, to the modern standards of the 21st century. Headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland, the independent family-run brand manufactures only a few thousand watches per year according to Swiss Made quality standards.