Tuesday, September 1, 2015

One I've Been Waiting for!

I had the very great pleasure of spending some time with Donald Loke at this past BaselWorld.  Bright, funny, engaging - oh, he's also a pretty good watch maker ; )

When pressed about what he was up to, Donald was the model of discretion, so many of us waited, wondering what sort of great new watch would be springing forth.  And he did not disappoint!

Courtesy of Black, Starr & Frost
The watch was made for Black, Starr & Frost.  This is a jeweler steeped in history, boasting an impressive track record as "Americas First Jeweler since 1810". 

Courtesy of Black, Starr & Frost

This is self-winding, mechanical chronograph with recessed pusher buttons.  Classical design with a modern twist.  It is singularly beautiful.

Courtesy of Black, Starr & Frost
Available in a few different dial color options, this collection will be limited to 25 pieces.

You can find this time machine only at Black, Starr & Frost at their Newport Beach store, or a new salon scheduled to open in Phoenix this month.

Here are the details, courtesy of Black, Starr & Frost:

Our new collection of fine men’s timepieces are the first new designs to be created in the last three decades, and the first-ever dress chronograph case with hidden pushers. The American-made timepieces contain Swiss components including a modified Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement 25 jewels. There are eight variations in design, and the timepieces are a limited edition series of 25. The case is 42 mm, markers are applied by hand, and the face is hand-painted. The timepiece features blue feuille hands, shaped like slender leaves. The first editions have handsome midnight black and chocolate brown alligator bands, and black calfskin bands with sporty red or blue stitching. The timepieces are ATM water-resistant.

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