Sunday, April 12, 2015

CYRUS Kuros “Star Team for the Children” Monaco Limited Edition

On 22 May 2012, a traditional charity football match took place at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. The Star Team for the Children, led by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, played against the team of F1 Pilots with Michael Schumacher as team captain. All proceeds from this match went to the Foundation Princess Charlène of Monaco. The Swiss watch-making brand CYRUS was the main sponsor of this event. The brand created special edition Kuros timepiece (limited edition of 99 pieces) for this extraordinary event. This watch was offered to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the end of the match.

A case with a diameter of 44mm(including the crowns) boasts four walls in the shape of horns with high quality finish, and encompasses the main watch mechanism. The slanting lugs designed to a hold spare rubber strap fit the wrist perfectly. The watch displays hours, minutes, seconds, and the date (in the Cyrus font), and it is also equipped with a chronograph function. The face is fitted with three-dimensional hands (3D) and an easy-read function. In a single glance, you can read the time at night or during the day (the hands are treated with Super-LumiNova), while a special hand, which can measure time up to or down from 4 hours and 30 minutes, enables the exact reading of hours and minutes in the chronograph function.
Technical details
Limited edition: 99 pieces

Movement
Automatic chronograph movement with indication of hours, minutes, seconds, and Calendar
Power reserve: 37 hours
Number of components: 316
Number of rubies: 33
Customised oscillating mass: CYRUS logo in the middle of the oscillating mass with red color reminding of the red "stitches" of the strap

Case
Worldwide patented design - perfectly suiting the wrist
Case in Titanium Grade 2 with brushed-satin-sandblasted finish
Crowns in Titanium Grade 5 with polished-sandblasted finish
Start/Stop Chrono pusher in red aluminium with brushed-satin finish
Reset Chrono pusher in Titanium Grade 5 with brushed-satin finish
Sapphire: Toric sapphire, double angle rounded: 12–6 and 9–3 – Patented
Diameter: 44mm (including crowns)
Finishes: Brushed-satin-sandblasted titanium
Serial number revealed by pulling the crown at 9 o'clock

Functions
Hour and minute hands coated with white Superluminova
Second counter (at 9 o'clock) with three arms reminiscent of the CYRUS logo
Date reading in a large fan window at 4.30
Large central second hand (red) with the CYRUS logo at its base
Chronograph button in red aluminium

Dial
Black 3-dimensional dial with the CYRUS logo in red aluminium
Indication of hours by 3-dimensional indexes coated with Superluminova
Official logo of the "STAR TEAM FOR THE CHILDREN" around second counter

Crowns
At 3: crown in titanium– with an exterior CYRUS logo – enabling setting hours, minutes and date.
At 9: "Keep the secret" crown – with an exterior CYRUS logo – revealing the number of the limited series piece with a lateral movement.


Case back
Sapphire with the shape of the letter "C" of CYRUS, revealing the chronograph movement and its exclusive CYRUS-oscillating mass

Bracelet
Rubber with red "stitches" (paint injection)
Buckle: Deploying buckle in titanium; exclusive design inspired by the case
CYRUS logo on the cap

Albanu bracelet
The watch is delivered together with an "Albanu" bracelet (leather and DLC coating), limited to 99 pieces. Albanu is the oldest Monegasque premium bracelet manufacture

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