Rocket Cronometro Evoluzione Giotto Espresso Coffee Machine - Type R

The Cronometro Type R (2019) - HX (Heat Exchanger) is Rocket’s mid-range domestic machine, aimed at home users that want artisan quality coffee.  Handmade in Milan, these E61 manual lever machines combine stylish minimalist design and great temperature stability for the perfect espresso.


Rocket Cronometro Evoluzione Giotto Espresso Coffee Machine - Type R

This version is the Giotto design, which has diamond-shaped sides.

Please note: All Rocket's machines are hand-built in Milan, ordered direct from their factory to match your order precisely.

HX Design:

The Cronometro Type R is in the middle of their range. It has an HX design, which is a single boiler with a clever tweak that can deliver separate/stable temperatures for both (A) brewing espresso, and (B) hot water & steam.

Its heat exchanger design features an optimised ‘boiler capacity to thermosiphon system ratio’. This technology results in fast heat-up times and stable, separate temperatures for both brew and steam, allowing you to brew espresso and steam milk simultaneously. 

Rotary pump:

It has a rotary pump, so it's super quiet and pushes water around its system fast and efficiently. This is the type of pump that commercial espresso machines employ.

Water feed options:

It runs from an internal reservoir or it can be plumbed in to run from a mains water connection. It has microprocessor-controlled, automatic level controls on the boiler and freshwater reservoir.  This means water is automatically drawn from the reservoir into the boiler, plus it protects the boiler from burn out, should the supply of water run out.  The internal reservoir is easily accessed for refilling, just under the removable cup tray. It also comes with a number of accessories (see technical info below for more details).

Temperature control:

This new version also includes a PID that allows you to control your brew temperature to within 1 degree C for espresso extraction. The unit is located inside the drip tray to avoid detracting from the aesthetics of the machine.

Other key features include:

  • Height adjustable feet
  • Shot timer
  • Rotary pump
  • Pre-infusion

The Cronometro Type R (2019) - HX is a beautifully crafted and robust, high performing HX machine that delivers fantastic results with style, in a way that only Rocket can.

NOTE: These machines are not for commercial use.  If you need a machine for a cafe, bar or restaurant, this is not suitable.  This machine is designed for domestic use only.

The Cronometro Type R (2019) - HX comes with a standard 1 year back to base warranty (domestic use only) with You Barista. Please see our terms and conditions page for further information.

For more information on specifications and features, please contact us.

    • Brew Group: Commercial 58mm bronze E61 brew group (weighing 4.05kg)
    • Portafilter: Industry standard, commercial-grade 58mm portafilter
    • Pre-Infusion: Dual pre-infusion delivered via the thermosiphon E61 group
    • Steam Wand: Cool to touch (anti-burn) stainless steel wand
    • Hot Water Tap: Separate hot water tap
    • Gauges: Pump and boiler pressure gauges
    • Boilers: 1.8L insulated pure (Cu 99.9%) copper boiler (with brass end plates)
    • PID: Yes
    • Shot timer: Yes
    • Pump: High-grade rotary pump
    • Internal water reservoir: 2.5L removable internal water reservoir
    • Construction: Heavy gauge mirror stainless steel
    • Cup tray: Large cup tray with minimal surround
    • Drip Tray: Large stainless steel drip tray
    • Power: Standard UK 13amp plug (1200w / 220v)
    • Water Connections: Internal reservoir OR main water connect
    • Weight: 30.2kg
    • Dimensions: 335mm Width x 420mm Depth x 400mm Height
    • Included: Single & dual portafilters, single, double & blank baskets, high-quality Rocket metal tamper, micro-fibre cloth, group cleaning brush and training / manual CD.