Timekeepers Club / December 4, 2022

Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear Purple Panther

Time to stand out. Time to dare. The new Open Gear Purple Panther continues the tradition of Chronoswiss stretching the boundaries of classic watchmaking. The combination of contemporary materials & strong colors on a three-dimensional, handmade in-house guilloché dial has become the unmistakable signature of the watch manufacturer from Lucerne.

The world population recently exceeded 8 billion. Never have we been so many & never has the desire to stand out been more relevant.

Chronoswiss is known for its uncompromising modern mechanical timepieces and accordingly the Purple Panther is a bold statement, caged in a black 41-millimetre DLC-coated case. With its daring purple CVD-coated dial, the Purple Panther is not only a colourful timepiece; it is also a celebration of handmade guilloché, made in the Atelier in Lucerne. The pattern laid down with the aid of a century-old rose machine creates vivid reflections and undoubtedly catches everyone’s attention.

Following the success of its predecessor, the Open Gear Pink Panther, Chronoswiss continues to pursue the mission of creating modern timepieces without falling into the trap of being fashionable or following trends.

The timepiece embodies the ongoing evolution of the brand and yet stays true to the typical Chronoswiss DNA. The multilevel Regulator construction of 42 parts allows uncovered views of the mechanics and is the Lucerne watchmakers new contemporary standard. The main protagonist on the inside is the automatic movement C.299 with its skeletonised rotor that is equally CVD coated in purple.

Limited to 50 pieces only, the newest model of the non-conformist Open Gear family will be hard to find in the wild and even more difficult to obtain. So better be fast and fearless as only the brave get to stand out.

Technical specifications

Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Open Gear Purple Panther

Reference: CH-8755.1-PUBK 

Limited edition of 50 pieces


  • Material: Stainless steel case with black DLC coating
  • Diameter: 41 mm
  • Thickness: 12.7 mm
  • Bezel with partial knurling and curved
  • Onion crown
  • Glass: Non-reflecting sapphire crystal
  • Screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal
  • Strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system
  • Water resistance up to 100 meters (10 bar)

Dial and hands

  • 3-Dimensional Regulator construction on two levels:
  • bottom level hand-guillochéd, with purple CVD coating
  • upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display
  • Trigono” shape hands; lacquered; with Super-LumiNova inlays and tips; Feuille shape; curved, rhodium-plated and diamond cut


  • Chronoswiss caliber C. 299, automatic, with stop seconds
  • Diameter: 35.20 mm, impulse-angle 51°
  • Thickness: 6.11 mm
  • Number of jewels: 31
  • Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
  • Balance spring: Nivarox 1
  • Frequency: 28'800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve of 42 hours


  • Skeletonized and CVD-coated purple rotor, with Côtes de Genève,  colimaçon, and ball bearing; polished pallet lever, escape wheel and screws; bridges and plates with colimaçon


  • Off-center hours at 12:00, central minutes, small seconds at 6:00

Strap and buckle

  • Textile (Cordura)

MSRP: CHF 10'600

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