Preciousness and performance, efficiency and elegance
The four tenets of the Cvstos manufacture provide a rigorous set of ethics that inform the brand’s bold signature aesthetic. Each timepiece is crafted in accordance with these principles, in a continual quest for the purest expression of contemporary watchmaking design. With its boutique size, Cvstos can remain ahead of trends, endowed with an agility that allows for a swift response to customer demands. As the tide now turns towards a more discreet aesthetic, Cvstos is delighted to present a new, more streamlined addition to its flagship Chronograph Challenge range: the Challenge Chronograph II.
Many of the brand’s customers are active in the realm of high-performance sports, and a demand for immediate legibility of the dial, together with designer Antonio Terranova’s quest for the ultimate contemporary classical style, has fuelled the new-look flagship timepiece.
Retaining the same functionalities as Cvstos’ Challenger Chronograph models, the Challenge Chrono II comprises a Cvstos 577 automatic chronograph movement and Cvstos Technology tungsten88 rotor. Key design differences include a more rationalized dial and lighter construction, aided by a choice of tungsten and titanium materials.
The Challenge Chrono II offers optimal readability, thanks to new positioning of the chronograph counter sub-dials, yet which still provides visibility onto the elegant inner mechanics below. Thicker baton indexes and bolder counters in broad strokes of white SuperLuminova, bring extra clarity to the dial. Previous Arabic numerals have been removed to better accentuate the tachymeter reading, and ensure the hour display takes centre stage. The date counter remains at 3 o’clock, whilst the neighboring 42-hour power reserve indicator is now emphasized in an accent color, for exquisitely precise reading.
For comfort and practicality, weight is effortlessly lifted from the timepiece through a bezel redesign, now featuring structured inserts, which lend dynamism and shear essential milligrams from the case structure. Similarly, the strap, in grooved rubber, enhances the timepiece’s sporting allure whilst offering a more lightweight interpretation of a full rubber strap. This rugged motif is echoed in the ridged, gripper push buttons – a new feature on the Challenge Chrono II.
Still with a barrel-shaped case and water resistance to 100 meters, the Challenge Chrono II is currently available in three variants: steel; titanium with pink 5N gold lateral elements and a titanium all-black variant, with sporty red accents.
Once again, Cvstos is upholding its avant-garde status; by further refining their vision of the craft and distilling their particular brand of haute horology into the quintessential expression of technical elegance, Cvstos ushers in a new chapter of timekeeping design and excellence.
CHALLENGE case Tonneau-shaped, 53.70mm X 41mm
CHALLENGE GT case Tonneau-shaped, 59mm X 45mm
Materials Steel, black steel or titanium with pink 5N gold lateral elements. Polished and satin-finished case
Setting Available with black diamond or white diamond
Caseback Open with sapphire crystal
Crystal Sapphire, none-reflecting coating
Water-resistance 100 meters
Screws Polished titanium grade 5, exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY pattern.
Crown Screw-down, polished titanium grade 5 or red gold, rubber insert.
Push-pieces Titanium grade 5 or ergal polished
Dial Sapphire, none-reflective coating, exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY decoration
Indexes Chromed and Super-Luminova treated
Hands Pierced, chromed and Super-Luminova treated
Calibre CVSTOS 577 Automatic chronograph
Functions Chronograph, power-reserve indicator, date
Power-reserve 42 hours
Rotor Exclusive CVSTOS TUNGSTEN 88 & TITANIUM TECHNOLOGY alloy
Frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour
Bracelet or Strap Alligator skin or rubber.
Buckle Folding clasp