Thursday, June 23, 2016

CVSTOS CHRONO II BRAZIL LIMITED EDITION

Swiss luxury watch brand CVSTOS pays tribute to the Brazilian nation by introducing the CHRONO II Brazil directly inspired by the Brazilian national symbols an colors: yellow representing gold and the wealth of Brazil, green its natural beauty and hope, dark blue symbolising the night sky and rivers of the country, and finally, white standing for peace.

The layered open dial, which allows the elegant movement to be seen while still offering optimal readability, is surrounded by a yellow flange featuring a tachymeter scale. The chronograph counters have applied green rims and are accentuated by yellow markers.

However, the maximum expression of the dedication of this model to Brazil is shown at 9 o’clock where the national Brazilian crest is incorporated into the dial. The sky Orb, also present in the Brazilian Flag, contains the motto “Ordem & Progresso” which, when translated, reads “Order and Progress” and 27 stars, each representing a Brazilian Federal State.

The blackened baton indexes are punctuated with green dots and filled with yellow Super Luminova, bringing extra clarity to the dial. The blackened hands, also with yellow Super Luminova, are punctuated with vivid green endings on the counter hands and the chronograph central hand with dark blue.
The Power Reserve Indicator is accented with the Brazilian national colors in the shape of a gauge.

The CHRONO II movement is a construction of a robust and high performance base to which it is added an additional module offering the functions of Hour and Minute, Chronograph, Power Reserve Indicator and Date. The entire movement is sculpted according to CVSTOS technical demands: bridges, components and date disc are laser cut removing weight from the movement and added a decorative black PVD coating. The movement is placed inside a titanium circle, which acts as a protective cage, turning the ensemble of the more than 150 parts that compose the mechanism into a single robust block.

The movement is powered by an oscillating mass, seen through the open case back, protected by a sapphire glass, encompassing a duo-metal construction of Tungsten 88 & Titanium.

Following the principle of a pendulum, a heavier external weight concentrated in the blade and a much lighter set of spokes made of titanium provide, with a small twitch of the wrist,  an energy supply to the movement with greater ease. This structure allows not only for the mass to be thinner and lighter but considerably smaller offering a clearer view of the decorated chronograph movement’s back.

The 53.7mm x 41mm barrel shaped case, chosen for its comfort and practicality, has its weight lifted by shearing essential milligrams from the bezel resulting in a dynamic shape with structured inserts. The rugged design of the case is complemented with the titanium serrated pushers which offer a better grip and handling of the Start/Stop and Reset functions of the chronograph.

Not unlike your choice of cufflinks that stamp your individuality, CVSTOS has also incorporated black Titanium Grade 5 crowns and screws engraved with its hallmark pattern. Water resistance to 100m is achieved by means of a screw down crown with a yellow Nitril (NBR©) insert.

The case architecture and details are then highlighted by the polished and satin finishing and fitted with a black nylon strap, enhancing the timepiece’s sportive allure.

Maintaining its exclusivity the CVSTOS CHRONO II Brazil is available in a Limited Edition of 50 pieces.

Technical details
Model: CHRONO II BRAZIL
Limited Edition OF 50

Case
Challenge, Tonneau shaped case
Dimensions: 53.7mm x 41mm
Material: Black Steel. Polished and satin finishing.
Water resistance: 100 meters
Crystal: Domed sapphire. None-reflecting coating on both sides
Caseback: Open back with sapphire crystal. None-reflecting coating.
Limited Edition individually numbered and Brazil engraving
Crown: Screw-down. Polished Grade 5 Black Titanium. Yellow Nitril (NBR©) insert
Push-pieces: Grade 5 Black Titanium with serration motif
Screws: Polished Grade 5 Black Titanium. CVSTOS TECHNOLOGY exclusive pattern
   
Dial
Layered open dial
Brazilian Crest: Orb with “Ordem & Progresso” and 27 stars
Counters with green rims and yellow markers
Power Reserve Indicator with Brazilian national colors
Yellow flange with tachymeter scale
Indexes: Black baton with dotted Green end. Yellow Super Luminova treated

Hands
Pierced black baton hands with Yellow Super Luminova treatment
Central chronograph hand with dark blue end
Counter and power-reserve indicator hands with green end
   
Movement   
Caliber CVSTOS 577 Automatic
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 28'800 vibration per hour

Functions
Hour, minute
Chronograph with central hand
12 hour counter
30 minute counter
Power-reserve indicator
Date

Strap   
Black Nylon with Tang buckle

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