Cvstos presents a new, more streamlined addition to its flagship Chronograph Challenge range: the Challenge Chrono 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 tungsten 88 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 subdials, 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 neighbouring 42-hour power reserve indicator is now emphasized in an accent colour, 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’ founders, Antonio Terranova and Sassoun Sirmakes are upholding their 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.
Model: CVSTOS CHALLENGE CHRONO II
Tonneau-shaped, 53.70mm x 41mm
Materials: Steel, black steel or titanium with pink 5N gold lateral elements
Polished and satin-finished case
Caseback: Open with sapphire crystal
Crystal: Sapphire, none-reflecting coating
Water-resistance: 100 meters
Screws: Polished titanium grade, exclusive CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY pattern
Crown: Screw-down, polished titanium grade 5 or red Gold, rubber insert
Push-pieces: Titanium grade 5 or ergal polished
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
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Rotor: Exclusive CVSTOS TUNGSTEN 88 & TITANIUM TECHNOLOGY alloy
Frequency: 28, 800 vibrations per hour
Chronograph, power-reserve indicator, date
Bracelet or Strap
Alligator skin or rubber
Buckle: Folding clasp carbon