Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt: A Symphony In Blue

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Czapek & Cie announces the release of its latest iteration of its most recent horological marvel, the Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt. This exquisite timepiece, limited to just 13 pieces of the 100 comprising the first edition, is the result of a collaboration with renowned watchmaker Bernhard Lederer. It embodies the perfect fusion of stunning beauty and masterful engineering.

The Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt continues the legacy of the Complicité Stardust and Harmony Blue editions, launched in August 2023, featuring a double escapement that epitomizes precision and reliability. This sophisticated mechanism is elegantly showcased beneath a butterfly-shaped sapphire glass bridge positioned prominently at 12 o’clock, a signature element that enhances the watch’s allure and technical intrigue.

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

The design follows the layout of the original Place Vendôme, with sub-dials forming a pyramid structure. The double escapement with a central differential creates a stunning kinetic sculpture. The watch features the manually wound Calibre 8, providing a 72-hour power reserve visible on the dial through sapphire bridges. The aesthetic blends modern and traditional elements, with detailed hand-finishing, such as 18 manually chamfered internal angles, and contemporary decoration.

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

As its name suggests, the Place Vendôme Complicité combines a story of friendship with high horology excellence. Rooted in the concept of établissage, or horizontal manufacturing, Czapek collaborates with the best independent specialists, as a conductor leads an orchestra, to create extraordinary watches. Master watchmaker Bernhard Lederer’s expertise in escapements and his visionary approach have significantly contributed to the creation of this collection.

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

Initially introduced in grey with a white gold case (Stardust) and sapphire blue with a rose gold case (Harmony Blue), the Stardust Cobalt version is also crafted in white gold, but features shimmering blued indexes and hands contrasting with the circular-grained grey minutes and hours track. To ensure a clearer view of the dial side mechanism, the glass-box of the original collection has been replaced with a domed sapphire crystal.

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

At Czapek & Cie, we believe in the enduring appeal of exceptional craftsmanship and striking design,” said Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek & Cie.We are confident that with the newly implemented dazzling domed sapphire crystal, the Place Vendome Complicité Stardust Cobalt represents the twist in the white gold model that many had been waiting for”.

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

The Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt is available through Czapek & Cie’s official boutiques and authorized retailers worldwide. The first deliveries of the Complicité collection begin in July 2024.

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt

Czapek & Cie Place Vendôme Complicité Stardust Cobalt Technical Specifications

Price: 85,000.00 CHF (EXCL. VAT) / $ 100’000 / € 89’000 / £ 77’300
Still available at the moment of writing: 13 from 13


  • Hours, minutes and central seconds
  • Power reserve indicator


  • Calibre 8 in collaboration with Bernhard Lederer
  • Open work
  • Number of parts: 293
  • Double escapement with differential gearing and central second
  • Power reserve: 72 hours
  • Frequency: 3Hz – 21,600 VpH
  • Two variable inertia balance wheels oscillating in opposite directions, with fours adjustment screws and four weights
  • Balance springs with Breguet terminal curves
  • Two sapphire bridges with six rubies set in gold chaton


  • 18K white gold case with domed sapphire and sandblasted hollowed-out lugs
  • Crown protectors
  • Diameter: 41,8 mm (lugs to lugs 48,22 mm)
  • Height: 14,8 mm (height on the wrist: 13.3 mm; perceived height without glass 8.8 mm)
  • Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inside and outside surfaces
  • Water-resistance: 50 m


  • Open-worked with double escapement on a “Graine” main plate with silver galvanic treatment
  • Circular-grained minute and hour track
  • Partially skeletonised blued swords hands
  • Faceted blued indexes


  • Alligator strap with 18k white gold folding buckle

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