CHARRIOL’s new COLVMBVS™ Cintré Convexe timepiece marks a return to sober styling. In response to a growing trend for more pared-down designs, the new Cintré Convexe watch, part of Charriol’s iconic and nautical-themed COLVMBVS™ collection, breaks away from a circular design and reintroduces a classic aesthetic based on harmony of lines.
The COLVMBVS™ Cintré Convexe, released in several variants for men and women, displays a lightly cinched rectangular-shaped case. The top of the case, in polished stainless steel, is contrasted with brushed stainless steel sides – that can be also set with 44 or 48 diamonds, which adds depth to the piece. A curved glass case further enhances the interplay of curved and straight lines that are the hallmarks of this timepiece.
COLVMBVS™ Cintré Convexe for men (33mm x51mm) comes with a choice of a quartz or automatic mechanism. Straps are available with a dark brown crocodile-style strap or Charriol’s new rounded link stainless steel bracelet.
The flagship COLVMBVS™ Cintré Convexe model shows anthracite brushed honeycomb dial overlaid with a spiked skeleton dial in grey ruthenium. This extra detailing recalls the spiked wheels or winch on a ship – a nod to COLVMBVS™ nautical origins. This model displays polished silver Arabic numerals and screws, blued steel hands and a second hand with the Charriol insignia.
More variants for men – with either automatic or quartz movement, are worked with silver or black sun-brushed guilloché dials and Roman numerals, with a date counter at 4 o’clock.
On each piece, the ‘automatic’ stamp is seen at 6 o’clock, and the Charriol logo at 12 o’clock. A crown in the shape of a clevis, a nautical pin used on a ship’s rigging, brings another nautical accent to the timepiece.
For women, the COLVMBVS™ Cintré Convexe comes in a 27mm x41mm size with a dark brown, ivory or anthracite crocodile style strap or sporty stainless steel bracelet. This variant features a quartz mechanism and displays a white mother of pearl dial with diamond counters and nickel-plated facets-cut indexes. A second model is worked in a silver- toned guilloché dial with Roman numerals. Both show a date display at 4 o’clock, and the Charriol stamp at 12 o’clock.