Swiss brand Cvstos is all about creating contemporary, bold, three-dimensional pieces that boast complications and grand aesthetics. Its newest collection, Re-Belle, underscores that. Designed for the person who wants to indulge in diamonds and gemstones, as well as the mysterious and beautiful function of the moon phase indication, the new Re-Belle is created to pay homage to women, but in all honesty, there are a few styles that are definitely unisiex. Additionally, we know a watch like this can attract many audiences. It combines technical sophistication with lavish personality. Best of all, it is a watch that offers exclusivity, as only a limited edition of bot the stainless steel versions and the 18-karat gold models will be made.
Tonneau-Shaped Cvstos Re-Belle Shines In Diamonds, Sapphires
Each Re-Belle watch is a bold tonneau shaped timepiece that is ergonomically curved for ultimate comfort. The three-dimensional design boasts a dial set down into the watch, whose case seems to be cradling and protecting it. The moonphase indication takes up the entire center of the dial and the etched and sculpted moon rotates around the center circle of the dial, visible via a lower disk in the top portion of the orb. In some versions, the center dial is outlined in diamonds or gemstones, while in others it is etched in gold, but the lower portion of the center orb is paved with diamonds.
Dials are offered in either mother-of-pearl in shimmering white or in sparkling blue aventurine for a most opulent midnight appeal. All versions boast diamond markers. Even the discreet date aperture, located at 6:00 on the dial, suggests an interplay of time and, perhaps, a rendezvous. As if this wasn’t enough, because when are diamonds ever too much, Cvstos adorns the entire case of each piece with either diamonds or a rainbow of gemstones. The remarkable snow setting uses differently sized stones to pave the metal and allow only the stones to shine. Diamond versions are all top-quality diamonds, while the painter’s palette of colored gemstones uses a host of rich sapphires.
What’s Inside the Cvstos Re-Belle Moonphase Watches
The Cvstos Re-Belle is powered by the CVS 882 self-winding mechanical caliber that is also visible via a transparent sapphire case back. The movement offers 38 hours of power reserve. The 4Hz movement is also equipped with a quick-corrector for the date. Thanks to a screw-down jeweled crown, the watches are all water resistant to 100 meters. The finishing touch on each watch is an alligator strap in a color-coordinated hue, or a white rubber strap for “sporty” appeal is also available for the stainless steel model. Th thing about that sporty rubber strap is that it also has diamond-adorned links – moving it just a nudge over the top.
Just 50 pieces of the Tonneau shaped watch (36mmx47.2mm) will be made in stainless steel, each retailing for CHF 30,000 (approximately $32,500) whether diamonds or sapphires, and 50 pieces will be made in 18-karat 5N rose gold retailing for CHF 45,000 (approximately $48,000). The watches are all set with anywhere from 3.70 carats of stones to 4.80 carats depending on the model.
Technical Specs of the Cvstos Re-Belle
Case: Tonneau-shaped, 36.00mm X 47.20mm in stainless steel or 5N 18-karat rose gold, Polished and micro-blasted. Stones: Snow setting of diamonds or multicolored sapphires. Transparent sapphire case back with anti-reflective coating. Water resistant to 100 meters.
Screws and crown: Polished titanium Grade 5, exclusive Cvstos Technology pattern,
Screw-down crown, polished titanium Grade 5 with steel or 5N rose gold insert set with diamonds or colored sapphires
Dial: White mother of pearl or nocturnal blue Aventurine, Diamond markers
Hands: Pierced, chromed and Super-Luminova treated
Movement: Swiss-made Caliber CVS882, self-winding mechanical movement
Functions: Hour, minute, date and moon phase indicator with quick corrector, 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), 38 hours power reserve, 26 jewels..
Strap: Alligator, hand-stitched and ardillon (pin) buckle, also available for the steel version: Rubber strap.
This story written by Roberta Naas first appeared on her column on Forbes.