When’s the last time you were mesmerised by a complication? At some point you will have seen it all and just be awaiting that next big innovation.

The folks at Geneva-based Cvstos are going micro instead with the new Jet-Liner II P-S Automatic – making minute adjustments that are little steps closer to perfection. Co-founder and CEO himself, Mr Sassoun Sirmakes, was in town for the launch, and talked us through the exceptional timepiece.

Oh boy, that’s one hell of a looker. The aviation-inspired tonneaus from the relatively young brand are the perfect blend of sporty and luxe.

These changes have manifested in an entirely new calibre – the CVS-410 – developed for this tonneau-shaped showpiece. Key among these is the innovative use of two tiny magnets that help reduce friction and pressure between certain moving parts of the geartrain. The rest is simple science: less wear and tear and less energy wasted means a higher degree of accuracy and efficiency.

For us folks without a loupe, what’s observable is that the small seconds (parked at 6 o’clock) glides with an unreal smoothness that’s more organic than mechanical.

The small seconds indicator appears to be spinning rather than ticking, thanks to refinements surrounding the escapement mechanism.

You won’t get a clear peek at the watch’s innards despite a clear caseback – the rotor now takes on a spoked design that’s has been engineered to deliver more juice per unit of wrist action. This means even the most sedentary, boardroom-bound day is going to keep that ticker wound. It can sit off the wrist for two full days, too (48-hour power reserve).

Added bonus: It looks hella sporty.

A smorgasbord of textures and elements makes the Jet-Liner II P-S an exciting watch to shop for. There are mixes of titanium, gold (and pink gold) and ceramic composite options to work with, the former contributing to the light weight of the watch.

So if you’re out hunting for a sporty watch to close the year with, this could be it. Drop by the Cvstos & Franck Muller Boutique, #02-01, Wisma Atria. Tel: 6733-0198.
written by.
Xiangjun Liao
XJ is the associate digital editor and works the F&B, tech, watch and motoring beats. Correspondingly, he's an alcoholic carnivore with a boyish fascination for all things mechanical. No prizes for guessing which Jaguar he wishes to commandeer.

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