Cyrus watches are characterized by a bold style which makes them immediately recognizable. Behind the avant-garde design, there are innovative mechanical movements that Jean-Francois Mojon, one of the most talented contemporary master watchmakers, creates in cooperation with his collaborators.
This is clearly evident when you handle the Cyrus Klepcys Moon, a timepiece featuring an innovative system to display the time, the date and the moonphases which render its three-dimensional dial particularly eye-catching.
The patented mechanism governs the speed of the wheels of the hours (retrograde), minutes and seconds. In particular, the unusually-shaped hour hand accomplishes retrograde movement over a 180° arch of the dial’s circumference. Small cubes with painted sides rotate, changing colour to distinguish daytime hours (in yellow) from night-time ones (in blue).
Embellished with the Cyrus Klepcys Moon logo at the central fixing point, the two concentric disks respectively show the minutes on the outside with Arabic numerals on a scale of 5, and the seconds on the inside on a scale of 10. This unique system makes it possible to read off the linear time accurately at a glance.
The large date has been placed on a grooved arch between 12 and 4. The units from 1 to 9 are static, whilst the tens, engraved on a cube-shaped indicator, are mobile. When the tens reach the number nine, it becomes retrograde and rotates through 90°, making way for the next ten digits.
The moon phases are displayed in a spectacular way. Set at 5 o’clock, a rose gold sphere with a diameter of 6 mm helps underscore the 3D architecture of the dial, rendered even more realistic by the images of the craters on its surface. A black cover gradually covers the moon, showing the positions of its cycle in relation to Earth. When the cover is total, the propeller-like symbol of the Cyrus Klepcys Moon logo is revealed.
Enriched by various finishes and colours, this dial is like a small world, rich of details to explore.
Available in limited editions in rose gold, rose gold and titanium black DLC, and white gold and titanium black DLC, the Cyrus Klepcys Moon features a cushion-shaped case (47 mm in diameter) characterized by two functional crowns: the one at 3 o’clock manages the date with a push-button, the other at 9 o’clock adjusts the time in two directions and winds the movement.
These functions are powered by the 4 Hz (28,800 vph) CYR598 calibre, an automatic movement designed and produced in the company’s own Manufacture comprising no less than 390 parts and offering a power reserve of 40 hours.
The caseback is embellished with a copy, in 18 carat rose gold, of a coin first minted in 2500 B.C. during the reign of Cyrus the Great, with effigies of the lion and the bull. Cyrus owns an original of these coins.