POLPORA Copernicus

Polpora Copernicus

In order to pay tribute to the achievements of our outstanding astronomer, we have prepared a new model of a mechanical watch, in which, with a few movements of the wrist or the crown, you can set in motion a small sub-dial with a counterweight referring to our planet – Earth, operating on a golden background symbolizing the Sun.

The watch was released on the 550th anniversary of the birth and 480th anniversary of the death of the Polish polymath – Nicolaus Copernicus.

With this watch, we pay tribute to Nicolaus Copernicus and his heliocentric theory, described in the work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), published in the year of the author’s death. On the watch dial, above the sixth hour, we placed a symbol of watchmaking elegance – a small sub-dial. In its background, through planetary grinding, we obtained the effect of microcircles, which were then electroplated with yellow gold. We enclosed the whole with a round gilded frame, which separates the small sub-dial from the rest of the dial. This small element constitutes the heart of the dial and in a simplified manner refers to the Sun, around which the Earth moves.

We finished the main space of the dial with a striking radial guilloché, the center of which also constitutes the boundaries of the small sub-dial. Moving further, we selected the space at the end of the guilloche – again through planetary grinding, and then placed simple and clear hour markers electroplated with yellow gold.

The outer circle of the dial is a minute scale placed at the next, lowest level, where we printed every fifth minute, which is also an extension of the hour marker, with gold paint, and highlighted all the others with classic black. Using the same color, we also made the classic POLPORA logo with the note AUTOMATIC, already used in our first watches from 2006, and a delicate Made in Poland symbol on the opposite edge of the dial.

We enclosed the entire simplified solar system in a 40-millimeter case made of stainless steel. Here, contrasting finishing techniques also intertwine – alternating from the bezel to the case back – brushing and high-gloss polishing. It is worth noting the brushed finish effect along the entire side edge of the case, which is considered difficult to achieve.

We have equipped both the upper and lower crystals with sapphire glass, with the upper one additionally coated with an anti-reflective coating on the inside. The case back, engraved with the limitation number and watch data, leaves additional space for adding individual engraving for the user.

On the back of the case, we can observe the operation of a Swiss automatic movement – Sellita SW260-1, mounted on 31 stones, decorated with blue screws, pearl and snake cuts, and finally, covered with a black rotor with a gold POLPORA logo. The movement was prepared for us with Elabore adjustment. Additionally, we individually test and adjust each watch before it is delivered to the customer.

We placed the case on an extremely striking, yet elegant, crocodile leather strap, equipped with internal ventilation perforation and a fabric loop holding the outer loop to prevent excessive sliding towards the watch.

We deliver the watch in elegant handmade packaging made of mahogany and gray linen. Inside, you will also find a practical suede pocket where the watch documents are placed. The packaging is additionally protected by an occasional cardboard dustcover with a gold print – containing the symbol of Nicolaus Copernicus’ discovery, the years of the Polish astronomer’s life, and the POLPORA logo.

Like every watch from our manufactory, the Copernicus is also a limited edition watch.

We will produce exactly 100 pieces, each with an individual number.

The watch is designed and manufactured in Poland.

Swiss movement, top-quality European components.


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  • Swiss SW260-1 movement with small sub-dial complication above the sixth hour,
  • automatic movement with Spécial (Elaboré) adjustment and premium finishing,
  • richly decorated – black rotor prepared especially for the POLPORA brand, blue screws, pearl and snake cut,
  • impact-protection incabloc system, 31 jewel bearings,
  • about 41h power reserve,
  • operating frequency: 28,800 vph,
  • each watch movement is individually tested and adjusted before being delivered to the customer.


  • main color scheme maintained in tones of off-white, matte silver, and yellow gold,
  • striking radial guilloché spreading centrally from the base of the small sub-dial,
  • applied dimensional hour markers, electroplated in yellow gold,
  • space of the small sub-dial with the effect of micro-flutes achieved through rotary grinding, then electroplated with classic yellow gold, surrounded by a polished dimensional frame also electroplated with yellow gold,
  • printed black minute markers and printed gold hour marker extensions,
  • classic black brand logo and the inscription Automatic printed in the upper part of the dial, in a specially selected space within the guilloché,
  • main hands (hour and minute) – solid, in yellow gold color, in feuille style
  • small sub-dial hand – straight, in yellow gold color, with a counterweight resembling the Earth, lacquered in blue color.


  • two-phase bezel – highly polished upper part, brushed edge,
  • polished upper lugs and lower case back strap,
  • longitudinally brushed sides of the case
  • flat sapphire glass with internal anti-reflective coating, brushed case back, glazed with sapphire glass, engraved with the limitation number, available space for individual engraving,
  • diameter without the crown: 40.5 mm,
  • length (lug to lug): 47.0 mm,
  • thickness (with glass): 9.5 mm,
  • lug width: 20.0 mm,
  • total weight of the watch: 70.5 g,
  • water resistance: 5 ATM (50 m).


  • subtly rounded, slightly recessed into the case, with a good fixing,
  • high gloss finish,
  • signed with a deeply engraved cross from the POLPORA brand logo.


  • high-quality natural leather strap available in standard and XL lengths,
  • top side – crocodile leather dyed in dark chocolate color, stitched with brown thread,
  • inner side – soft suede lining leather in light brown color, signed with the POLPORA logo, equipped with ventilation holes, outer loop secured against excessive sliding with a fabric loop,
  • upon request, classic or quick release telescopes are installed,
  • classic steel buckle with a brushed finish, signed with the cross from the POLPORA logo,
  • maximum wrist measurement: 20.0 cm (standard strap), XL strap available upon request,
  • upon request (at no extra charge), high-quality vegan strap available – bottom of the strap made of natural rubber, top layer made of dried and hardened leaves.


  • made of striking light brown mahogany wood and gray linen,
  • signed on the outside with the golden POLPORA logo,
  • equipped with an integrated, black suede pocket for documents, pocket signed with the POLPORA logo,
  • protective cardboard dustcover with a gold print – containing the symbol of Nicolaus Copernicus’ discovery, the years of the Polish astronomer’s life, and the POLPORA logo.