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By Chris | February 4 2014
The new CVSTOS Gustave Eiffel watch celebrates performance, state-of-the-art technology and aestheticism – the four pillars of the brand.
The look of this timepiece stands for the technical and aesthetic memory of this great man.
Indeed, the metallic structure, represented by the famous Cross of Saint Andrew, the technical heritage from Gustave Eiffel, a simply mathematical beauty, has inspired this timepiece.
Following the example of the famous Tour Eiffel, with the tonneau-shaped middle (very finely carved, requiring 45 minutes to process only the motives), the CVSTOS Gustave Eiffel has a structure akin to the Parisian elegance and aesthetics, inspired by the famous Cross of Saint Andrew, which symbolises rigidity, transparency and lightness alike.
From the same spectacular and unexpected perspectives, the mechanism, which comes straight from the CVSTOS parts factory, and which is called the CVS350 Jetliner Automatic, with a power reserve of 48 hours, was designed in the same vein of the motives inspired from Gustave Eiffel’s principles. This calibre can be admired through a large sapphire crystal, which is accentuated by the bimetallic skeleton dial.
The semi-instantaneous date indicator is also carved from the block through various state-of-the-art technological processes, which is a visual reminder of the Tour’s elevators’ gear trains. The dial’s high readability is provided by the metallic indexes whose centre is covered in a luminescent material.
The transparent case-back invites us to direct our gaze into the heart of the mechanism and to discover the arrangement of all the movement components. An excellent readability is therefore provided on the work of these master-watchmakers, which is then highlighted by the three dimensional look of this openwork movement.
Carved out from Steel 316-L, or from bronze PDV treated Steel, the tonneau-shaped case is admirably emphasised by the purity of its lines and volume. This polished architectural work, easily identifiable amidst all, contributes to CVSTOS’ aesthetic distinction in the closed world of fine Horlogerie.
With up to 100 meters water resistance, the CVSTOS Gustave Eiffel is available in fine alligator leather in various colors, which is lined with Alcantara materials, with a specific look dedicated specifically to this model. Or, for the purists, a more classical bracelet is available, with a tongue buckle or a double pusher clasp.
Fascination reaches its peak with this model which CVSTOS created to perpetuate the image of a great man and, most of all, of his works.
With the Gustave Eiffel, CVSTOS reinvents the new codes of elegance of the Parisian avant-garde glamour thanks to their perpetually changing creative philosophy of doing today what the others will do tomorrow.