Gustave Eiffel, the French visionary civil engineer who has marked an entire era through his great architectural achievements, has made over 300 creations all over the world, namely the La Tour Eiffel, of course, the metallic frame of the New York Statute of Liberty, as well as various bridges such as the Maria Pia de Porto bridge, has also actively participated at the Panama Canal project.
Perpetuating the vision of his ancestor, «Combine beauty with practicality», nowadays, Philippe Couperie Eiffel’s works reflect in the Swiss manufacturer CVSTOS’ products to give rise to the timepiece called La Gustave Eiffel by CVSTOS.
Founded in 2005 by Sassoun Sirmakes, the son of the Franck Muller group’s CEO, and by the designer Antonio Terranova, an engineer by training who previously worked for the biggest Swiss watches companies, CVSTOS is a manufacturer of luxury watches, specializing in the design and creation of contemporary watches that combine state-of-the-art technologies with luxury.
State-of-the-art technology and design, these are the values they share with Gustave Eiffel. Also, the values upon which this company was founded: boldness, performance, efficiency and elegance.
To pay tribute to Gustave Eiffel, the Iron Magician, CVSTOS present their new CVSTOS GUSTAVE EIFFEL timepiece that celebrates performance, state-of-the-art technology and aestheticism, the four pillars of this brand.
The look of this timepiece stands for the technical and aesthetic memory of this great man.Indeed, the metallic structure, represented by the famous Cross of Saint Andrew, the technical heritage from Gustave Eiffel, a simply mathematical beauty, has inspired this timepiece.
Following the example of the famous Tour Eiffel, with the tonneau-shaped middle (very finely carved, requiring 45 minutes to process only the motives), the CVSTOS GUSTAVE EIFFEL has a structure akin to the Parisian elegance and aesthetics, inspired by the famous Cross of Saint Andrew, which symbolises rigidity, transparency and lightness alike.
From the same spectacular and unexpected perspectives, the mechanism, which comes straight from the CVSTOS parts factory, and which is called the CVS350 JETLINER AUTOMATIC, with a power reserve of 48 hours, was designed in the same vein of the motives inspired from Gustave Eiffel’s principles. This calibre can be admired through a large sapphire crystal, which is accentuated by the bimetallic skeleton dial.
The semi instantaneous date indicator is also carved from the block through various state-of-the-art technological processes, which is a visual reminder of the Tour’s elevators’ gear trains. The dial’s high readability is provided by the metallic indexes whose centre is covered in a luminescent material.
The transparent case-back reveals the heart of the mechanism and to discover the arrangement of all the movement components. An excellent readability is therefore provided on the work of these master-watchmakers, which is then highlighted by the three dimensional look of this openwork movement.
Carved out from Steel 316-L, or from bronze PDV treated Steel, the tonneau-shaped case is admirably emphasised by the purity of its lines and volume. This polished architectural work, easily identifiable amidst all, contributes to CVSTOS’ aesthetic distinction in the closed world of fine Horlogerie.
With up to 100 meters water resistance, the CVSTOS GUSTAVE EIFFEL is available in fine alligator leather in various colours, which is lined with ALCANTARA® materials, with a specific look dedicated specifically to this model. Or, for the purists, a more classical bracelet is available, with a tongue buckle or a double pusher clasp.
Model: CVSTOS GUSTAVE EIFFEL
Tonneau-shaped, 53.70mm x 41mm x 13.35mm
Materials: 25 Steel and 25 Bronze Steel. Polished and satin finished case
Caseback: Open with sapphire crystal
Crystal: Sapphire, none-reflecting coating 2 faces
Water-resistance: 100 meters (10ATM).
Screws: Polished 5N Red Gold, exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY pattern
Crown: Grain, screw decoration Cvstos. Screw-down, polished 5N Red Gold, Nitril insert
Exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY design
Sapphire, none-reflective coating
Indexes: 5N Red Gold, Super-Luminova treated
Hands: Pierced, 5N Gold and Super-Luminova treated
Calibre: Skeletonized. Automatic winding movement CVSTOS CVS350, black rhodium treatment.
Functions: Hour, minute, seconds in the center (date disc skeletonized).
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Bracelet or Strap
Alligator skin or quilted leather
Buckle: Folding clasp