Looks like there are some very interesting watches are coming out of SIHH and Basel 2010. I have to say that the German watch brands are coming out with some very very nice watches. This is from Stowa. I have to say that it is a very pretty watch. The Stowa Chronograph is a long time coming with many of the brand fans asking for it. I have to say that Stowa took their time and it was worth it.
The Stowa Chronograph is based on a 1930s pocket watch made by Stowa. According to Stowa they were hard pressed when it came to making the watch. They could have just made a chronograph model of their current watches but they decided that was not the way they wanted to go. The design they adopted is a two dial chronograph, which seems to be very popular at the moment.
The dial, which is very beautiful (based on the photograph). The dial is made of bronze, is silver plated and the numerals are diamond cut and polished. The dial is of the pressed design and makes the watch and dial look very beautiful. Hopefully the local distributor here in Taiwan will bring it in.
The hands matches the overall design and is pink/ red gold plated. The hands are well made (in-house) and matches the polished Arabic hour markers. All these are cased in a Stowa made 41 mm stainless steel case.
The watch comes with a Napa leather strap, available in black or brown with white stitching. Options include crocodile leather straps, deployment buckle or even a Milanaise metal bracelet.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds on sub-dial at 9 o'clock and 30 minute chronograph
Case: stainless steel, 41 mm diameter, 14.5 mm thick, 22 mm lug width
Crystal: sapphire, front and back
Movement: ETA 7753 automatic movement, customized with STOWA engraved rotor
Water resistant: 5 ATM
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The watch. I am liking it.
A closer view. I have a Stowa and can say that their (in-house) watch case are very well made.