17 February

Stowa Airman Unlimited Version

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     Ever since 1930, when the German brand Stowa was launched, it has been a hallmark of success, high-quality and high-performance in the European watch-making industry, and even today their minimalist, sober design and their unadorned elegance has conquered once again the market.

     Stowa Airman Unlimited Version is one of the direct descendents of the 1930s models, it is characterized by the same sobriety and same classy design lines, over the years it has lost many of its retro features but, on the other hand, it has become more precise, more functional and more fitted to be called a third millennium watch.

     For the Stowa Airman Unlimited Version, the “unlimited” part has been a bit peculiar because if you want to buy a watch you’ll have to spend few months on the waiting list but I can say that the watch is worthy of all this trouble.

     The watch shares the same 41 mm, massive box with the Marine Original and, fortunately fits very well to all types of wrists.  There’s so little to say about this piece that’s not already known. The hands, boarded with blue,  follow the Stowe tradition also the black/ dark blue simple dial, without the brand’s name, also follows the Baumuster A original design.  An unadorned, almost Spartan time display shows only the hour-counter without internal minute circle to make the transition from 0 to 60 like in Baumuster B.

     Beautifully decorated movement, embellished with Unitas 6497 Cotes de Genève stripes,  mirror-polished movement edges, engraved Stowa logo and tempered-blue screws.

     This modified Unitas has central second-counter; the second adjustment is maid by puling the crown on and waiting until the hand reaches 12 o’clock position, then the watch stops.

     The dark leather strap, custom made for this edition, is very similar to Tornado DiModell, it feels gentle but I can say that is not quite suitable for small wrists.

     All in all, carrying on over 80 years of high quality and experience,  Stowa offers once again a beautifully crafted timepiece relying only on precision, durability and on the importance of the significant detail, it is near-perfection watch: simply elegant and classy.
Pictures with Stowa Airman Unlimited Version