Hands-On: Czapek Antarctique Revelation Skeletonized Dial Watch

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The Antarctique collection of bracelet-based luxury watches has arguably been Geneva-based Czapek’s most important product in recent years. Designed with an integrated bracelet (which is removable and allows the case to be attached to a strap), the Antarctic collection of sportier luxury watches combines Capek’s heritage with a trendier, more modern way to wear a luxury watch. It has been proven that the combination of experience. Antarctique Revelation is not his first skeleton version of Antactique, but his first three-hand “limited time” version. The first skeleton version of Antarctique was the 2021 Czapek Antarctique Rattrapante (split-seconds chronograph). The Czapek Antarctique Revelation is a (slightly) cheaper and smaller, but more universally appealing product with a lot of visual mechanical appeal.

The main difference between this Antarctique Revelation and other Czapek Antarctique watches is the dial, or lack thereof. Čapek experimented with many colors and textures for the Antarctic dial, but for the Antarctic Apocalypse, most of the dial was removed, leaving a small gray ring around the dial with hour markers applied above it. Minute markers are printed. Instead, what you see is a very nice skeletonized representation of the movement family present in most Antarctique models, and visually it works very well. Czapek chose to use various gray colors and finishes on the bridges and surfaces of the movement to further emphasize the sense of depth on the dial. This is a beautiful skeleton watch, even if it wasn’t the original concept behind the Antarctique collection. According to Čapek, skeletonizing the movement and making it appealing was complex, requiring several differences in the movement’s structure and core decoration.

The movement installed in the Antarctique Revelation is the Capek caliber SXH7. In addition to being skeletonized, it is slightly different from the caliber SXH5 found in most Antarctique three-hand models. The main difference is that it uses an eccentric secondary seconds dial rather than a central seconds hand. The platinum micro-rotor-based automatic movement consists of 152 components, operates at 4Hz and has a power reserve of approximately 60 hours. A beautiful skeletonized movement from the back to the front. Best of all, the dial with large luminous hands and hour markers is very easy to read when reading the time. Also noteworthy is the brilliant use of a sapphire crystal ring to track the sub-seconds indicator.

The Antarctique Revelation case is made of polished and brushed steel and measures 40.5 mm wide and 10.6 mm thick. The case is water resistant to 120 meters (an odd number shared with the Patek Philippe Nautilus) and features a domed “glass box style” AR-coated sapphire crystal above the dial. The Antarctic Apocalypse can be seen on both the matching steel bracelet and the black rubber strap with a deployment clasp. Czapek designed his Antarctique case with a quick release mechanism on the bracelet or strap. Therefore, it can be easily replaced. Another interesting feature of the bracelet is his two comfort adjustment segments on either side of the butterfly style deployant. Pulling will pull the sections apart and they will snap into place. This gives the bracelet a little more room to breathe if your wrist swells due to the heat of the day or changes in activity level.

Czapek is incredibly transparent on its website about who its key suppliers are. This is evidence of the teamwork spirit that exists primarily in the field of “independent watches” that make up luxury boutique brands like Czapek. For now, the brand still wants customers to pre-order Antarctic Apocalypse. As of recently, Czapek had more orders than it could handle, so it began implementing a down payment system for certain watch orders. Antarctic Apocalypse is a limited edition of just 100 pieces, of which Capek confirmed that only 21 of his pieces will be sold directly to customers. The remainder goes to Czapek’s global retailer network. Czapek Antarctique Revelation steel price. 38,000 Swiss FrancsTax not included. For more information, please visit Czapek’s website..

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