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Cvstos - Challenge Koi Tourbillon

Cvstos Challenge Koi Tourbillon

When high-end watchmaking and high-end jewellery meet.

In incessant quest for progress and in the highest respect for the Swiss watchmaking tradition, Cvstos unveils its new vision of high-end watchmaking.
Cvstos’ watchmaking philosophy consists of always seeking to expand the offer, while maintaining the core values, such as accuracy; performance; efficiency; and comfort of everyday use.

At a time when all you hear is “verticalisation”, Cvstos currently strives to follow a way of its own. Turning this luxury item into a unique piece of art through artisan processes. Relying, hence, its work on the sensitiveness and artistic identity of the engraver and enameller or, even more, on the painter’s style, seeing a canvas in the Tourbillon CVS-2600CY calibre.

Returning from a voyage to Kyoto, drifted by these encounters, the places he has visited, and in ceaseless quest for inspiration, Antonio Terranova (maker & designer of Cvstos) undertakes a personal approach, under the form of a dedication, materialised in a watch that pays homage to the country of the rising sun (Japan). A country formed of modernisms; of anachronisms symbolising its numberless cultural facets, all soaked in a tradition of timeless customs and habits.

The exceptional object comes to life through the personal work carried out by each craftsman contributing to the process of creation. It exists through the choice of different types of Koi carps. They will form this painting, with personalised staging, according to the desires of the future owner of the watch, just like the master of the house is for the basin (Iké in Japanese) of the dwelling garden.

The Koi is not only a symbol of life and fertility but also of wealth and gold; its name in Chinese is a synonym of abundance and its image is often used associated with the wishing of wealth and prosperity. Been known for swimming against the tide in Asian rivers and waterfalls they have become strong symbols of strength and perseverance.

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One should be able to express a great deal of creativity through a modular standing, adjustable at the choice of a craftsman engraver – just like an artist in front of his canvas. In this way was this calibre imagined like a canvas on which the elements, the subjects should be allowed to harmoniously mingle with the rigid elements of this high performance Tourbillon mechanism.
The fully open design of the calibre enables a currently unique three-dimensionality, adjusting the architecture and the arrangement of the transmission system of the vertical-line wheels, freeing thus 2 voluminous side spaces.
Satisfying the most various customisation wishes as regards the choice of colour materials for the background, like the cover of open design barrel recalling the “lotus” flower, or the choice of integrating to the latter another subject that is equally suggestive for the pond – “the dragonfly”, or even more the splashes formed by the carp in heading to the surface while crossing the Yellow River.

Only the case was missing to protect and contain these treasures. Materialised by the build similar to a temple, by its architecture, by its sculpted symbols, perfectly integrated in the construction.
The case is made of steel / black steel / or 5N gold, according the the model - black or white. The watch is completed with a galuchat strap.

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