The Mazurek edition, in line with the tradition started by Franciszek Czapek (1811-1895), was fitted with Polish patriotic motifs. The watch is dedicated to the most important Polish patriotic song – “Dąbrowski’s Mazurka” (pol. Mazurek Dąbrowskiego), which has served as Poland’s national anthem since 1927. The dial of the watch features, at 12 o’clock, the coat of arms of the Duchy of Warsaw – a state created thanks to the efforts of Polish soldiers fighting alongside Napoleon Bonaparte. This happened merely 10 years after the formation of the Polish Legions in Italy – the same time “Dąbrowski’s Mazurka” was written by Józef Wybicki, who then accompanied the army on its way to the country on the Vistula River.
Next to it, the dial bears the inscription “Poland Is Not Yet Lost”, painted in its original Polish wording (“Jeszcze Polska nie umarła”). It is undoubtedly the best known part of the song. In addition, the cabochon features a piece of amber – one of Poland’s symbols, recognized all over the world. The design is complemented by Polish names of the weekdays on the power reserve. The result is a truly exquisite watch that combines Swiss precision with a Polish soul.
It is the second watch in the contemporary history of Czapek & Cie dedicated to a Polish patriotic song. The first edition in this series was created in 2017 and called Warszawianka, in tribute of the song from the period of November Uprising, which the founder of the Swiss manufactory, Franciszek Czapek, participated in.
“I am very happy that for the second time together with Wealth Solutions we created a watch which refers to Polish history. It would certainly please François Czapek that we found a way to marry his passion for watchmaking with a cause he always supported,” – said Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Capek & Cie.
The Mazurek edition consist of merely 10 steel (XO steel) and 5 gold (5N pink gold) timepieces. The watch is equipped in seconds hand and a power reserve indicator, corresponding in appearance to the solutions used by Franciszek Czapek in the 19th century, as well as in Polish names of the weekdays. The heart of the watch holds a SXH1 mechanism with a 7-day power reserve. All elements of the dial, such as numbers, the coat of arms of the Duchy of Warsaw, and the line from “Dąbrowski’s Mazurka” were hand-painted in a Swiss manufactory. The Mazurek Watch is available only in the Wealth Solutions’ offer – a partner of Czapek & Cie manufactory and a specialist in the delivery of luxury, collectible items, and artworks to demanding clients all over the world. The premiere of this edition took place on October 3 in the showroom of the Audi City Warsaw. Partners of this event were: Swiss Chamber Poland, Bendura Bank, Zegarki i Pasja, BOOK of Luxury
“I am very glad that we were able to create the Mazurek edition together with Czapek & Cie manufactory, which also highlights the Polish roots of our company, because even though after 12 years of its creation we cater to clients all over the world, Poland will always remain our most important market. That is why we try to include special items in our offer, created primarily with Polish collectors in mind,” said Łukasz Baranowski, Deputy President of Wealth Solutions SA.
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