Czapek

QUAI DES BERGUES No. 25bis

XO stainless steel

An elegant dress watch inspired by Czapek & Cie’s 19th-century classical designs, with a resolutely 21st-century movement made specially for this dynamic new revival.

Availability: 4 weeks upon receipt of order

SKOLORR Comments

This classic piece looks as perfect paired with a Tom Ford dinner suit as it did back in the day, tucked inside a white square-cut waistcoat.

Personalisation

Standard piece comes with week days in English. Possibility to opt for French. 

Standard piece comes with matt black alligator strap. Possibility to opt for: 

  • High shiny black alligator 
  • Carbon black alligator 
  • Matt dark brown alligator 
  • High shiny dark brown alligator 
  • Shiny noisette fumée alligator 
  • Matt grey alligator 
  • Shiny light grey alligator 
  • Matt blue steel alligator 
  • Shiny "Emperor" blue alligator 

Standard piece comes with a medium strap. Possibility to opt for: 

  • Large strap 

€ 9,600

Price is exclusive of VAT. VAT and delivery charge will be applied at checkout, if applicable.
You will be responsible for all other taxes and charges to receive your order depending on the delivery destination.


  • Inspiration
  • Tech Spec
  • Style Guide
  • In the Know
  • Info & Delivery

Inspiration

Overview

When Xavier de Roquemaurel, a luxury veteran, Harry Guhl, an art expert, and watchmaker Sebastian Follonier came together to revive the Czapek & Cie, they wanted to make sure that the designs of the new Czapek watches had a direct aesthetic connection to the Czapeks of old. That meant using grand feu enamel, elongated Roman numerals, slim Fleur de Lys hands and the slightly unusual positioning of the subdials – at 4.30, showing the power reserve and calendar, and 7.30, which marks the seconds.

This steel version mixes the classic design codes, with the Roman numerals to an elegant modern touch in the hand design and the bombé soleillé dial. Developed with Chronode, the SXH1 calibre’s architecture is inspired by the pocketwatch’s historial movement and features a pair of open ratchets, an original detail that Czapek was keen to bring into the 21st century. 

Inspiration

Named after the Geneva address where Francois Czapek based his atelier, this is a 21st-century modernisation of a classic 19th-century pocket watch.

Tech Spec

Case

  • Material: Exclusive « XO » anti-corrosion stainless steel “Revolution” case
  • Exclusive case concept with the crown-protections integrated into the stretcher
  • Curved sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflective treatment on the inside surface
  • Diameter: 42.5 mm

Movement

  • Calibre SXH1: Haute Horlogerie proprietary mechanical hand-wound movement made exclusively by Chronode
  • Power-reserve: 168 hours (7 days)
  • Frequency: 21,600 vph

Functions & Indications

  • Displays: Hours, minutes, small seconds at 7h30, power reserve indicator with weekdays at 4h30
  • Bombé soleillé dial
  • Blued steel hands

Notes

  • Water-resistance: 50 meters / 5 ATM
  • Decoration: double open ratchets, sandblasted bridges, blue screws, bevelling, final anglage 'main'
  • Alligator strap with "XO" steel buckle

Style Guide

In The Know

“What we have with the Czapek Quai des Bergues is a modern watch fully inspired by Czapek antique watches but with a modern twist and haute horlogerie features.” Monochrome Watches 

“Seeing the watch "in the metal" made the level of thought and the quality of execution immediately apparent.” Ariel Adams, aBlogtoWatch

“It takes an industry to build an incredible watch, and they decided to prove it.” Quill & Pad

“Czapek is applauded by me for their courage and final result of building or re-building a new high-end watch brand.”  Fratello Watches

Info & Delivery

Warranty

Three year warranty from date of delivery

After-care

Pieces should be returned to Czapek, Rue Saint-Léger 2, CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland. Please contact Czapek for the process to return the piece

  • Watches with issues covered under the warranty: Czapek shall bear the costs of shipping and service 
  • Watches with issues out-of-warranty: shipping costs are born by the client, service costs will be charged to the client after acceptance of the quote 

Turnaround: about 2 months from the date of receipt of the watch or from the date of acceptance of the quote by the client, where required. Watch to be returned to client upon receipt of full payment only, where required.

Delivery

Shipping charge:

  • Shipping to Europe: 200€ applied at checkout 
  • Shipping outside of Europe: 300€ applied at checkout 

Non-contractual delivery time:

  • Europe: about 3 to 5 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay 
  • Other: about 5 to 10 working days upon receipt of payment, excluding any custom clearance delay 

Countries not delivered: Japan and the USA

The brand reserves the right not to deliver to countries outside of the European Union

Return & Exchange

Return & exchange within 2 weeks from date of delivery

Pieces must be returned and received by Czapek in their original condition, not used or altered in any way, included their original packaging and warranty

Our priority is customer satisfaction, therefore please do not hesitate to contact SKOLORR to discuss

Packaging

Solid Oak Box

Terms & Conditions

Czapek warrants the products for a period of three (3) years as of date of delivery to the final Customer. The warranty applies solely to the Czapek timepiece mentioned in the invoice.

Customer shall never open a timepiece delivered by Czapek, even if he may have detected a defect. Should the piece be opened without Czapek’s authorization, the repair (or exchange) of the watch shall be invoiced to the Customer, even though the watch is still under warranty. If the storage conditions or the handling of the timepiece by the Customer should prove to be at fault, the After-Sales service costs will be invoiced to the Customer. If repairs are made within the warranty timeframe, Czapek shall pay all the necessary costs for the after-sale service (transport fees, insurances fees, repair fees, etc…). If the repair is no longer within the warranty timeframe, all the aforementioned costs shall be paid by the Customer. In such a case, Czapek shall provide an estimate for the repair and shall give a delivery date. Once the estimate is accepted, Czapek shall repair the watch and return it.

Customers shall not send back a watch without prior notice to Czapek by email and approval regarding the return shipping process and insurance. Czapek will, when applicable, take care of the shipping service and insurance for the returned watches.

Czapek is sole in charge of the After-Sale Service in its location in Switzerland.

To ensure the timepiece remains in excellent working order, Czapek recommends that the owner has a service carried out every 5 years.

All other elements shall be defined according to the dispositions of the Swiss Code of Obligations.

Execution of payment will be considered as acceptance of the T&C.