The German watch brand Stowa has for some time been a top choice of worn&wound. They’re adaptable, with champion pilot, game and current dress watches, and have gained notoriety for creating excellent pieces at truly moderate costs. In this way, we were eager to discover that Stowa was disclosing a completely new model at Baselworld 2013 gathering the new TESTAF principles for pilot’s watches.
Fresh off the dispatch of a few new Sinn watches featuring the TESTAF accreditation, Stowa has presented their new Flieger TO1 . Prominent obviously for its exhibition capacity, the TO1 likewise denotes an extreme takeoff from a plan point of view for Stowa. The Flieger TO1 is effectively Stowa’s most forcefully styled pilot to date. With dark dial, dull dim content and matte completed titanium body, the TI 1 slimes covertness. In the mean time the sharp white hour hands and white lists on the bi-directional bezel and dial make the watch very legible.
Meeting all norms for the TESTAF affirmation, it likewise flaunts 200 meters water opposition, AR-covered sapphire gem, superluminova on the dial and hands and Viton fixing material all through the case and crown, a manufactured elastic utilized on space vessels. The TO1 is fueled by a rhodium-covered top evaluation ETA 2824-2 with both shockproof and antimagnetic treatment. The showcase back on the TO1 further shows that the development features Geneve striping and brilliant STOWA etching on the rotor. The Flieger TO1 is accessible for buy currently (restricted to and sells for either $1,387 $1,420 (without VAT charge) with your decision of elastic or bison cowhide strap.
We are additionally eager to see that Stowa has refreshed their chronographs with altered Valjoux-7753 developments, using an in-house change to clandestine the development to manual winding. With both the Marine and Flieger Chronographs, the altered development is noticeable through a presentation case back, uncovering a Stowa engraved scaffold utilized as a feature of the adjustment. With the Marine Chronograph, the alteration additionally permits the case size to lessen in stature by 1mm. The manual-wind chronographs are marginally more costly then their programmed partners, with the Marine Chronograph costing $2,201 and the Flieger Chronograph coming in at $2,146.
While meeting with Stowa, we needed to ensure we got our hands on an Antea , a model that numerous worn&wound perusers have gotten some information about. We’ve incorporated a couple of active photographs, and we can report that the watch is also completed and determinedly work as you would expect. Likewise significant is the silver shade of the dial, which frequently seems white in photographs. Face to face, the dial has an extremely pleasant silver flash that is hard to see in photos.
by Blake Malin