Monday, September 3, 2012

Stowa Partitio - Just Give Me a Watch

Sometimes it is easy to overlook the basics.  And by basic I do not mean easy, or simple.  I mean essential, strictly what is needed, nothing more.  I often feel that it is only when you strip things down to their core elements that you really get to the point where you see true elegance.

Courtesy of  Stowa
This is the Partitio from Stowa.   Hours, minutes seconds.  Clear, legible - iconic.  No bells, whistles or gimmicks.  A basic, honest watch.  

Here are the details from Stowa:

Diameter:  37.00 mm
Height:  10.80 mm with domed sapphire glass
                9.50 mm case 
Strap width: 18 mm
Lug-to-Lug size:   46.90 mm
Waterproof:  up to 5 ATM 
Weight:   62gr. (leather strap), about 110 gr. (metal bracelet)

Case:  Stainless steel, solid case back
Dial:  black matt, white printed, Superluminova C3
Crystals:  Sapphire crystal, domed
Hands:  polished, nickel-plated with Superluminova C3
Starb:  Leather strap or metal bracelet
Crown:  Stainless steel with STOWA logo

Caliber:  ETA 2824-2
Mechanism:  automatic
Half vibrations: 28,000 A/H
Function:  hour, minutes, central second complication
Power Reserve:  approximately 40 hours
Number of jewels:  25 synthetic rubies
Finish:  Rhodium coated, blued screws, golden STOWA engraving

One important note - this one is distributed exclusively by Manufactum in Germany, Austria, Schwitzerland and Great Britain.

For the rest of the world, you might try your luck by contacting Stowa directly.

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