The name Robusto – from the Latin robustus, meaning strong, well-built and vigorous.
Framed by a rugged cambered rectangular case in solid pink gold weighing over 100 gr, or in Stell 316L, the distinctive black carbon fibre dial forms the ideal backdrop for staging an astonishing set of features. The applied oversized, sloping Arabic numerals have become a trademark on certain models by Antoine Preziuso Genève. In this configuration, they are replaced at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock by four “displays with a difference”. Along the horizontal axis, the small seconds sub dial at 9 o’clock is counterbalanced by the 42-hour power-reserve indicator with its pointer moving steadily across a segment to keep track of the state of winding of the watch.
Meanwhile, the vertical axis offers an intriguing new take on two classic chronograph function indications: the 30-minute and 12-hour counters. Each is represented by a semi-circle and characterised by the absence of numerals, which are replaced with a two-tiered set of simplified segments that serve as a graduated scale. Reading it is at once simple and mesmerising, thanks to the steady motion of the double “propeller” hands. Perfecting the subtly symmetrical elegance of the overall effect, the sweep seconds hand is tipped by an arrow pointing to a triangular marker at 12 o’clock when it is at rest. At its opposite end, this hand carries the unmistakable brand logo.