Czapek introduces the very first Antarctique in gold

The new Czapek Mount Erebus Deep Blue is named after a southernmost continuously active volcano in the world
The very first Czapek Antarctique was launched in 2020, and instantly became the brand’s hot selling line. Now, the brand is expanding its collection with the Mount Erebus Deep Blue, the very first Antarctique in 2N yellow gold and 5N rose gold. With the new release, the brand has carried forward the line’s legendary lamé dial, which was first featured in Antarctique Terre Adélie limited edition, launched in May 2020.
Czapek Antarctique Mount Erebus Deep Blue

In collaboration with Metalem, Czapek's long-time manufacturing partner, the dial is made with a special type of comb that creates an effect like a highly textured satin finish. The deep blue dial, made using the CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) process, complements the 40.5 millimeter rose or yellow gold case of the Mount Erebus. The minimal dial is incorporated with rose or yellow gold signature hour markers and hands, and a date window at 6 o’clock. The in-house automatic caliber SXH5 with a micro rotor made of recycled platinum ticks inside.
Czapek Antarctique Mount Erebus Deep Blue

“The demand for an Antarctique model in a precious metal, especially gold, was so strong that we could not ignore it,” says Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek . "To create this new model, we explored not only the origins of this successful collection, but also the geography of Antarctica."

The mountain for which Antarctique Mount Erebus is named is located on Ross Island on the Antarctic continent and is the southernmost continuously active volcano in the world. It was named after one of the expedition ships led by Sir James Clark Ross that discovered Ross Island in 1841. The ship, HMS Erebus, was named after a deity in Greek mythology who was born out of chaos and personified darkness. A notable feature of the Mount Erebus volcano is the amount of gold in its lava, which is dissolved with escaping volcanic gasses and released into the atmosphere at an estimated rate of 80 grams per day - making extraction of the volcanic gold impossible.

Czapek Antarctique Mount Erebus Deep Blue

The Antarctique Mount Erebus Deep Blue costs Rs. 49,47,000 (approx.) or Rs. 29,32,000 (approx.), limited to 100 pieces in rose gold with a gold or rubber strap. In yellow gold, depending on the bracelet, it costs Rs. 51,00,000 (approx.) or 30,40,000 (approx.), limited to 50 pieces. With a screw-down crown and sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the sporty, elegant watches are waterproof up to 120 meters.

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