The Warszawianka watch was created in cooperation between Czapek & Cie and the Polish company of Wealth Solutions.
“Although Franciszek Czapek created his greatest masterpieces abroad, he often included patriotic references in many of his timepieces”, explains Xavier de Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek & Cie. “The Warszawianka model pays tribute to these long-lasting traditions”.The dial of the watch features, at 12 o’clock, the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Poland from the era of the November Uprising. This is a clear reference to the heroic, military episode in the story of Czapek’s life, who served in the National Guard and took part of the battle in Warsaw.
The “6” number, unlike the other numerals on the dial, is red, to underline the hour at which the November Uprising started.
The “Żyj swobodo, Polsko żyj” (Live in freedom, live in Poland) inscription on the dial is a fragment of the lyrics of Warszawianka – a patriotic song the entire project has been named after. Furthermore, the cabochon features a piece of amber – one of the world-famous symbols of Poland. All these unique features are combined together creating a truly exquisite watch that merges Swiss precision with the Polish soul.