Introduced in 2010, the STOWA Chronograph takes inspiration from a historical pocket watch on display at Stowa museum. CEO Jörg Schauer, reacting to the demand by the customers for a Chronograph model, decided to create the new model by following the design principles that used in the construction of an antique pocket watch made by Stowa.
The very sober typography of the dial, as well as the production process of the dial itself (it is a pressed dial) is very attractive. For this procedure a „Pfaff“ (Positivform) needs to be used. After harden the Pfaff, a „Gesenk“ (Negativform) needs to be pressed.To realise the dial was quite difficult, since there are only a few specialists on the market who are able to manufacture classical press-tools. When the „Gesenk“ is getting too hard, it can be that the „Pfaff“ gets damaged or even ruined.
Jörg Schauer selected the classical manufacturing process in order to be able to get sharp numerals – just like the Original. Modern dial work tools are getting cut directly into the „Gesenk“which can be detected by the rounded edges of the numerals. At the end every milling tool needs a certain radius, which can be seen on the made product.
In this case the authenticity was more important and also more expensive, but it was worth it. The basic dial is made of bronze. Therefore the numerals are perfectly polished with only one single diamond cut.
The matching hands are pink gold plated. Naturally the used hands are made with Stowa own tools and therefore they are well-matched to the entire look. This Stowa Chrono has been built in a 41mm stainless steel case and has no date display.
– Automatic chronograph movement ETA Valjoux 7753
– Golden STOWA engraving on rotor
– Power reserve min. 40 hours
– Stainless steel case with screwed back
– Matt/polished case finishing
– Front and back sapphire crystal
– Silver coated bronze dial with diamond cut applications
– Red gold plated hands
– 5 ATM water resistant
– Diameter 41 mm, height 14,5 mm, strap size 22 mm
– Made in Germany
– Price:from 1.680,00 Euros