Chronoswiss just intoduced the skeletonised Opus Chronograph Flag, a new interpretation of a true classic. This one brings a harmonious overall look to the table with its balanced combination of blue, white and red colours which are also the colours of most national flags.
The dial is only present as a fragment after the careful skeletonisation process, but the galvanic blue and silver-plated elements of the Opus Chronograph Flag create a beautifully balanced appearance. The mechanical transparency is created by skilfully and carefully paring away all superfluous material, leaving nothing but a filigree skeleton. Of course, this does not detract from the function and reliability of the watch or its movement. In this chronograph, the bridges of the C.741S calibre are galvanised in black. This creates an exciting contrast on the dial side to the hour, minute, second and date displays and the luminous red hands.
Hours and minutes are displayed centrally, as are the chronograph seconds. The running seconds have been placed on a subdial, the other two ones are divided between the 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter of the chronograph.
An anti-reflective sapphire crystal provides a clear view through the dial and into the depths of the movement.
The case of the Opus Chonograph Flag has a very modern diameter of 41 mm and hugs the wrist comfortably with its short lugs. The solid case construction consists of a total of 23 individual parts made of stainless steel with different finishes: here, a brushed centre section with a vertical cut meets shining horns and a polished bezel, as well as the manufacturer’s typical features such as the side knurling of the bezel and the dominant onion crown. The case is also water resistant to 10 bar.
The calibre C.741S is an automatic movement that operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides a power reserve of approximately 46 hours.
The Chronoswiss Opus Chronograph Flag is completed by an alligator leather strap.