The 2023 edition of Watches and Wonders presented horology enthusiasts with a host of mechanical marvels. Take, for instance, the new timepieces from CYRUS Genève. To be precise, the brand launched three new versions of its acclaimed Klepcys collection, which aims to combine higher-performing mechanics with an intriguing design.
Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon
Klepcys DICE stands for ‘Double Independent Chronograph Evolution’ that helps in measuring two time intervals independently or in synchrony, both of which can be read off at a glance by a two-tone colour scheme. To add to that, the watch is also a monopusher chronograph, with a functional double crown at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. CYRUS Genève has now launched a more innovative version of this: the Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon.
The grade-5 titanium case, with a polished/satin finish in a cushion shape, is paired with a carbon fibre bezel, lending the watch an all-new look. This lightweight, temperature-resistant material is layered and then machined, providing the surface of each bezel with a unique look. Moreover, the bezel lights up in the dark due to the inclusion of a luminescent material.
In addition to the carbon bezel, the Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon variant also sports the brand’s first integrated titanium bracelet with a satin finish and polished, hexagonal central links. This provides an alternative to the version with a Cordura fabric strap for added versatility. The 42 mm case, water-resistant for up to 100 metres, houses its calibre, including two main plates, 16.5 mm high. Given its 3D architecture and openworked display, the chronograph mechanism can be seen in action from the dial side, from which the ‘heart’ of the complication — the two column wheels — is clearly visible.
On the open=worked dial, hour and minute markers in Arabic numerals and hands with Super-LumiNova, emitting a blue glow in low-light conditions, are displayed on an anti-reflective sapphire crystal ring. The counter of the double chronograph can be seen at 3 o'clock under a smoky sapphire crystal with a green profile and double 15/30 numerals in lime green and yellow.
The Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon is powered by the CYR718 automatic calibre, designed by master watchmaker Jean-François Mojon. It features two identical chronograph mechanisms in a single case. Moreover, the movement has been reversed so that the mechanisms and the two column wheels are visible on the dial side.
As discussed earlier, this innovative mechanism uses two main plates on which the additional module for the two independent chronographs, comprising 218 components, is mounted. With 443 components in total, the mechanism beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and the single barrel delivers a 55-hour power reserve. The movement is visible through the sapphire crystal porthole, providing a view of the bridges with hand-anglage profiles and a grey anthracite NAC galvanic surface treatment, decorated with an embossed sunray pattern alternating with satin rays. The monobloc openworked rotor is engraved with the Maison’s motto, ‘The Conquest of Innovation’, and displays the helix logo in 18 ct 4N gold.
The Klepcys DICE Lime Carbon is a limited edition of 50 pieces with green Cordura fabric straps and 50 with titanium bracelets, with folding clasps customised with the Maison's logo.
Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue and Klepcys GMT Palm Green
CYRUS Genève released the Klepcys GMT Retrograde in 2020. Brainchild of Jean-François Mojon, the timepiece introduced the Maison’s first automatic movement. Following the success of the first edition, the brand introduced two new versions of this timepiece with a Dual Time Zone function at the Watches and Wonders exhibition in 2023. Along with timekeeping, the watch has been designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, displaying local time and home time simultaneously.
With its new models, Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue and Klepcys GMT Palm Green, the brand has opted for a more contemporary look, wherein colour plays a significant role. The models are produced in a double limited edition of just 38 pieces per version. The two new colours, Ocean Blue and Palm Green, are the heroes. The brand has also introduced a metal bracelet as one of the key features for 2023.
The signature cushion-shaped case, common to the models, has elongated lugs, a polished/satin finish and twin functional crowns set at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock. The three-dimensional openworked dial reveals its reliable mechanics. What’s more, the 42 mm case comprises 26 elements. Grade-5 titanium provides the watches with an imperceptible weight due to the lightness of the material.
The logo-engraved crowns are finished with a grey caoutchouc rubber ring, decorated with small embossed squares. This facilitates the grip of the crown at 3 o'clock when winding the movement and setting the time. The crown at 9 o'clock has a push button, which moves the hand of the local time forward by one hour each time it is pressed.
The luminescent hour and minute hands at the centre of the dial show the time on an anti-reflective sapphire crystal disc. This allows an unhindered view of several elements of the display. The anthracite grey minute flange has indices on a scale of five, treated with Super-LumiNova.
Another stellar feature of Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue and Palm Green is the 24-hour Dual Time Zone complication, set in the centre of the watch face on a matte, opaline-grey arch, edged in anthracite grey. The triangular-tipped retrograde hand indicates home time with luminescent, even Arabic numerals, mixed with dots.
The timepieces are equipped with the automatic CYR708 Manufacture calibre, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering a 55-hour power reserve, provided by a single winding barrel.
Klepcys GMT Ocean Blue and Klepcys GMT Palm Green are paired with grey Cordura straps; the stitching is matched with the dial colours. There are customised folding clasps. The timepieces are also available with metal bracelets, crafted from brushed grade-5 titanium, complete with polished, hexagonal central links.