Cvstos is a small, relatively new high end Swiss boutique watchmaker which has zoomed out of the gate, making several very highly detailed designs over their 5 year history. Several of the watches are housed in very elaborate tonneau style cases, as it is utilized for the brand new Gustave Eiffel design. The latticework on the case and the symmetrical archways made this watch instantly recognizable as an homage to Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel’s most well known design.
The 53.7mm by 41mm case is really an exhibition for the movement itself, with large sapphire crystals front and back. The dial elements are minimized and are more suspended over the movement than trimmed away to provide a skeleton look. The three-hand watch is available in either stainless steel or bronze PVD treated steel, and is powered by a skeletonized Cvstos CVS350 automatic winding movement with black rhodium treatment. The date wheel has also been skeletonized, and the screws, crown, indices and hands are all rendered in 5N rose/red gold.
- Brand & Model: Cvstos Gustave Eiffel
- Price: TBD, but not for the faint of heart
- Who we think it might be for: High end watch collector
- Would I buy or recommend it just on the photos?: Recommend, most certainly; but since it is likely out of my price range, buying isn’t in the cards.
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Courtesy copies to bloggers?
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: The exhibition movement.