Friday, July 10, 2015

CVSTOS Inkvaders Skull Limited Edition

Presenting in a limited edition of 100 pieces in Black Steel with Titanium components, the CVSTOS Inkvaders Jetliner Skull was designed and produced in collaboration with Christian Nguyen, multitalented artist best known for his tattoo art. Written on the rehaut is “INKVADERS” the name of the studio founded by Nguyen and where most of his work, when not travelling for temporary residences in other studios, is done.

In Christian Nguyen’s work, especially in his more personal and artistic work the skull as always been a central subject. The Skull dial hand designed and then is produced in polished steel to sublimate its complexity and details. The movement has been black plasma coated giving it a black colour and as such highlighting the dial and increasing its legibility.
Born in Geneva, multi talented artist, designer and musician, Christian Nguyen is better known for his exceptional tattoo art. Fascinated by tattoos from an early age he began his professional career in 1992 and hasn’t stopped since. Regularly travelling to Denmark, France, Holland, Japan and U.S he has created a worldwide fan base.

Christian Nguyen has a varied and faithful group of customers turned friends from sports – Yvan Muller (4 WTCC titles), Goran Bezina (NHL and Swiss Hockey), Romain di Marchi (Freestyle Snowboarder) and music industries - Fred Durst, Wes Borland and John Otto (Limp Bizkit), Danny Boy, Everlast (House of Pain, La Coka Nostra), DJ Naughty J (Suprême NTM) as well as DJ Remady and DJ Lethal (Both turntablists and producers), among many others.

Nguyen’s celebrated work has also led to a series of invitations to design apparel, music disc covers and motorcycle personalization. “Inkvaders” in Geneva is Christian Nguyen base, the studio where his designs come to life (or ink).

Technical details
Model: Inkvaders Skull Limited Edition
Limited Edition of 100

Case
Tonneau-shaped, 53.70mm X 41mm
Materials: Black Steel with Titanium Components
Polished and satin-finished case
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 Nitril insert
Push-pieces: Titanium grade 5

Dial
Skull dial designed by Christian Nguyen
“INKVADERS” inscription
Indexes: Chromed and Super-Luminova treated
Hands: Pierced, chromed and Super-Luminova treated

Movement
Calibre CVSTOS 577 Automatic chronograph
Power-reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 25
Frequency 28,800 vibrations per hour
Rotor: Exclusive CVSTOS TUNGSTEN 88& TITANIUM TECHNOLOGY alloy

Functions
Hour, minute, seconds
In the center and date with skeletonized disc

Bracelet
Black Nitril
Buckle: Folding clasp

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