Cvstos Challenge Chrono II
Baselworld 2014 : Cvstos presents a new, more streamlined addition to its flagship Chronograph Challenge range: the Challenge Chrono II.
Retaining the same functionalities as Cvstos’ Challenger Chronograph models, the Challenge Chrono II comprises a Cvstos 577 automatic chronograph movement and Cvstos Technology tungsten 88 rotor. Key design differences include a more rationalized dial and lighter construction, aided by a choice of tungsten and titanium materials.
The Challenge Chrono II offers optimal readability, thanks to new positioning of the chronograph counter subdials, yet which still provides visibility onto the elegant inner mechanics below. Thicker baton indexes and bolder counters in broad strokes of white SuperLuminova, bring extra clarity to the dial.
Previous Arabic numerals have been removed to better accentuate the tachymeter reading, and ensure the hour display takes centre stage. The date counter remains at 3 o’clock, whilst the neighboring 42-hour power reserve indicator is now emphasized in an accent color, for exquisitely precise reading.
For comfort and practicality, weight is effortlessly lifted from the timepiece through a bezel redesign, now featuring structured inserts, which lend dynamism and shear essential milligrams from the case structure. Similarly, the strap, in grooved rubber, enhances the timepiece’s sporting allure whilst offering a more lightweight interpretation of a full rubber strap. This rugged motif is echoed in the ridged, gripper push buttons – a new feature on the Challenge Chrono II.
Still with a barrel-shaped case and water resistance to 100 meters, the Challenge Chrono II is currently available in three variants: steel, titanium with pink 5N gold lateral elements, and a titanium all-black variant, with sporty red accents.