Carl Suchy & Söhne is renowned for their Waltz collection, which features elegant designs with unique twists, such as the Day & Night model. They have now released a new collection named after the Belvedere palace in Vienna. While this new collection still retains the brand's signature elegance, it also moves towards sports luxe design. The case and lug designs are bulkier, and the flat bezel is reminiscent of the iconic Genta style seen in watches like the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Despite its larger appearance, it is still a slim watch with a 40.8mm diameter in stainless steel.
The Belvedere collection comes in three dial colors: white, black, and blue, and introduces some unique features. One of these is the rotating inner dial with a central guilloché disc that rotates slightly every 24 hours. This creates a fresh appearance every day as the angle of the guilloché lines change. The hour markers are also stylized with bath tub shapes from 1-5 o'clock and 7-11, with twin circles at 12 and 6, coated with SuperLuminova for low light legibility. The watch is powered by the CSS201 automatic calibre, which is based on the Dubois Dépraz DD90000 and has a 42-hour power reserve.
The Carl Suchy & Söhne Belvedere is a limited edition of 100 pieces priced at €6,400 (approx. £5,660). The watch's association with Belvedere palace goes beyond just the Vienna connection. The palace was once home to Prince Eugene of Savoy, a famous Holy Roman Field Marshal known for his love of Belvedere's Baroque gardens, reflecting the watch's sports luxe design that combines function with beauty. While some may prefer this watch in a Waltz No°1 style case, the Belvedere is an excellent addition to the brand's offerings and showcases their ability to put a unique twist on conventional design.