Inspired by the growth in popularity of cryptocurrencies, Chronoswiss has created an exclusive collection, the Blockchain Series, of five limited edition timepieces. Produced in a limited edition of 101 pieces in each version, the first edition is the Flying Regulator Open Gear Blockchain Series, Bitcoin – the Currency, named after the best-known cryptocurrency.

“As a mechanical-watch brand founded against all odds in the quartz crisis, Chronoswiss has always been a visionary brand,” says Oliver Ebstein, owner and CEO of Chronoswiss. “We have embraced many new technologies over the years: We were one of the first brands in the luxury watch market to offer exclusive timepieces via our own E-Shop. In autumn 2017, we decided to accept payment by Bitcoin (and other selected cryptocurrencies) at our E-Shop and the company boutique. From this, the next step was logical: the decision to launch a collection of watches inspired by the concept of cryptocurrencies – so in 2018, the Blockchain Series Limited Edition was born.”

And, yes, the approximately CHF 9,000 timepiece can be purchased in Bitcoin.

Technical Specifications

Movement

Chronoswiss caliber C.299, automatic with stop seconds, 42 hours power reserve

Case

Solid 16-piece stainless steel case with DLC coating, with satin finish and polished; bezel with partial knurling and curved, non-reflecting sapphire crystal, screw-down case back with satin finish and sapphire crystal, onion crown, water resistance up to 10 bar, strap holders screwed down with patented Autobloc system

Dial

Elaborate construction on two levels: bottom level galvanic black with multi-logo print of Bitcoin, upper level featuring screwed-on skeletonized train wheel bridges and funnel-like constructions for hours and seconds display. Skeletonized small seconds with red-gold plated Bitcoin logo.

Strap

Crocodile leather Hornback, hand-sewn

Limited edition of 101 pieces