Price: 22,600 €
The new Antarctique Passage de Drake collection combines the sporty, elegant case design of the Antarctique Terre Adélie with an unusual trapezoidal dial motif. Depending on the incidence of light, the three-dimensional pattern creates a play of changing shadows. “The design is called‘ Stairway to Eternity ’and was actually our first draft for the sheet of Antarctique. However, the manufacturing process later turned out to be so complex that we decided on a different option for the first series - the almost forgotten technique of line matting ”, reveals Czapek & Cie's CEO Xavier de Roquemaurel. “In the end, we found the perfect motif when our dial designer accidentally enlarged the trapezoidal shapes by 50%. The result looked fantastic - mistakes can be so beautiful! " Like all Czapek designs, this one is also protected.
The watches of the Antarctique Passage de Drake collection come in a 40.5mm stainless steel case with a matt, integrated and ergonomic steel strap with highly polished connecting links in the shape of a “C” for Czapek. The strap has a quick-change system so that the owner can mount the rubber strap without any effort. Like the dial, the rubber strap also bears the trapezoidal pattern.