The Opus goes black. Hard and black. Chronoswiss
gets real edgy with this piece. They take their standard skeletonized Opus watch and coat the whole thing in a special type of black DLC called Dianoir (base steel) - suggested by Chronoswiss to be harder than DLC. Until I learn more, I am just going to assume it is a fancy application of DLC (diamond like carbon). Black mixes with two other devilish colors. Bright red for the hands, and steel tones for much of the movement. Though the skeletonized and decorated movement has black components as well. Is it an entirely new watch? Not really. More like a spell was cast on a standard Opus style watch with... black magic.
While not for everyday wear (well, maybe), the red hands look sharp and charismatically spooky against the black. The classic style Chronoswiss case with the large crown and straight thin lugs adapts well to the polished black tones. Movement is an automatic chronograph which is a Chronoswiss modified ETA Valjoux 7750. A pretty dashing timepiece - goes to show what a little color can do. Price will likely be a little premium over the about $6,500 that the standard Opus pieces cost.
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