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      TWC has established itself as a figurehead in American fine watchmaking over the past 25 years by establishing its three limited edition collections that remain consistent, yet innovative over time. Every TWC timepiece is one of a hundred, and once sold out, never produced again. Some of TWC 's finest creations were only made for a select few, and not seen by many more. In this journal, we give you a look at past works so you can explore the rich history of TWC.

Mission B1

Ref. M250-SB1 | Series One Mission | Black Variant --- The first ever Towson Watch Company timepiece, the Mission Chronograph was designed and built in 2000 for an astronaut on a NASA STS-99 mission, which mapped the earth’s surface from the south of Greenland to the northern edge of the Antarctic. The first line of Mission Chronographs built were tested and proven in space, serving as faithful companions to the astronauts onboard the Endeavor aircraft. Ref. M250-B1 was part of our first commercial release of the Mission Collection. Limited to 100.

Mission SB1

Ref. M250 SB1 | Series One Mission | Silver Black Variant ---- The first ever Towson Watch Company timepiece, the Mission Chronograph was designed and built in 2000 for an astronaut on a NASA STS-99 mission, which mapped the earth’s surface from the south of Greenland to the northern edge of the Antarctic. The first line of Mission Chronographs built were tested and proven in space, serving as faithful companions to the astronauts onboard the Endeavor aircraft. This SB1 variant was part of our fourth Mission Collection line, launched back in 2018. Limited to 100.

Mission S1

Ref. M250 S1 | Series One Mission | Silver Variant ---- The first ever Towson Watch Company timepiece, the Mission Chronograph was designed and built in 2000 for an astronaut on a NASA STS-99 mission, which mapped the earth’s surface from the south of Greenland to the northern edge of the Antarctic. The first line of Mission Chronographs built were tested and proven in space, serving as faithful companions to the astronauts onboard the Endeavor aircraft. This silver variant was part of the first commercial launch of the collection. Limited to 100 and no longer available.

TWC x Tiffany & Co. ref. 17571

Back in 2007, Tiffany and Co. commissioned TWC for a ten piece collection to be sold exclusively at Stauer in New York. Inspired by the original Towson Classic, Tiffany wanted to produce a sterling silver hand guilloche dial using their movement. TWC dials have competed with the best in Switzerland since its foundation, and Tiffany wanted to use an American watch company while retaining the Swiss quality characteristic of their Patek collections. Tiffany movements were sent to TWC, taken apart, skeletonized, decorated and modified in Towson. Once the watches were assembled, they were sent back to Tiffany for final engravings. The collection was sold out within two weeks at Stauer. TWC and Tiffany have collaborated on several bespoke occasions since with more to come in the future.

MTNA-90

A special edition of 10 pieces, the MTNA 90 was one of TWC’s first unisex timepieces, produced back in 2009. A 36mm stainless steel case encapsulates a solid sterling silver dial that has been decorated with hand-guilloche, applied black roman numerals, and a sculptural rose artistic production. This piece looks back at a period of horological innuendo that arose in pocket watches of the early 19th century. Crafted in the new millennium, the subject of this piece is restricted to a “PG” presentation, but nonetheless, captures the “love” vested in fine watchmaking.

Towson Classic x Benzinger - Model 3

This edition of the Towson Classic was made in a limited production of ten pieces. Featuring a 42mm stainless steel case, hand-guilloche sterling silver dial, and a 17j high-grade Swiss movement. Every component of this watch was handcrafted from start to finish, including the movement, which was taken apart and put back together with artistic custom parts made by TWC watchmakers. The traditional dial contrasts with the highly detailed movement that is glittered in sold gold embellishments, which can be admired by the sapphire crystal exhibitionist case back. This detailing was done in collaboration with Jochen Benzinger, the master dial maker and long-time TWC collaborator out of Germany.

Jaguar Collection ref. J250

The “Jaguar Collection” was commissioned by Jaguar USA back in 2009 as part of an Americanization campaign the automobile manufacturer was launching at the time. Three different chronographs were made for the commemorative collection, all featuring beautifully crafted hand-guilloche silver dials, intricate steel bezels and blued steel hands. The complex dials are contrasted with the bold Jaguar logo. An exhibitionist case back displays the highly decorated ETA 7751 movement, with a custom solid gold rotor embroidered with the Jaguar logo. This collection was exclusively sold at US Jaguar retailers.

Full-Skeleton ref. HS150

A look at the exhibitionist case back of the limited edition "Full Skeleton" made back in 2019. The 17j high-grade Swiss movement was taken apart and reconstructed by TWC watchmakers to accommodate for the skeletonized interlocking dial pieces. Several of the movement's components were handcrafted in the TWC workshop. A true of horological abstraction. A mechanical painting.

Full-Skeleton ref. HS50

An outstanding Full-Skeleton made back in 2019, with a limited production of five pieces. Each dial piece features masterful hand-guilloche, producing a dynamic, yet intricate visual on the face. A Swiss high-grade 17 jewel manual winding movement was taken apart by TWC watchmakers to skeletonize all the bridges and balance cock, engrave and plate components in white gold. The plate was engine turned and rhodium plated while gold detailing was hand applied. Every TWC Skeleton has a different artwork on the movement, some of which are rose gold plated while others are white gold. The intricacies of each movement detailing also widely vary between pieces, as some feature more spacing while others are tightly packed with decorative elements.

THREE DIAMOND ref. S100

The Three Diamond Watch, designed by Towson Watch Company and Sagamore Ventures, serves as a celebration of Maryland’s tradition of horse racing, the resurgence of rye whiskey, and a renaissance in Baltimore. The Three Diamond Watch features the signature Sagamore red diamonds with blued steel hands and sapphire crystal on the back revealing the intricate movement. This is a limited edition timepiece, with only 50 watches available in this one-time production series. For each watch sold, ten hours of mentorship time will be donated to Baltimore nonprofit organization Bridges. The 42mm stainless steel case surrounds a uniquely colored silver dial with silver and rhodium plated black numerals and maroon colored diamond hour markers. The 17j Cal. 6498 manual wound movement is adjusted to five positions, has a fully wound 46 hour power reserve, and exhibits a nivarox hairspring, glucydure balance, and incabloc shock absorption. The piece is water resistant to 50m and the strap width is 22mm x 20mm.

Masterpiece Chronograph Ref. GC05-S

Towson Watch Co. “Masterpiece” Chronograph features its distinctive 18k solid gold case with scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the front and back. Both the crown and pushers are solid 18k gold as well and water resistant to 30m. The stunning caliber 7750 movement was reassembled, engraved, gold plated and modified in-house by our master watchmaker, George Thomas. The open case back displays a bicolor, hand engraved rotor with engine turned guilloche mass. The rotor displays the crest of the Towson Watch Company. The solid silver dial and blued steel Breguet-style hands provides excellent readability and class. Functions include sweep second start, stop, re-start or reset and 30 minute and 12 hour register, plus two small windows in the 30 min. register display day and month. An additional hand indicates the date on the dial’s outer circle and at the 9 o'clock position is a 24-hour register.

Masterpiece Moon Chronograph Ref. GCM02-S

Towson Watch Company’s Gold Moon Phase Chronograph “Masterpiece” is one of our most extraordinary timepieces to date. The case is 18k solid gold and the solid silver dial is enclosed in domed sapphire crystal. The open case back enables the view of the high grade, hand engraved Cal 7751 movement. A special ¾ plate shaped winding bridge enables additional surface area for special engraving and customization. Besides the regular chronograph functions, this piece offers day and month indicators in the two small windows at the 30 minute display. An additional hand indicates date on the dial periphery and the top section in the hour register shows the moonphase. At 9 o’clock is a 24 hour register.

Triple Crown Chronograph

Released in 2006, the Triple Crown’s name immediately gives the sense of the award-winning quality of the watch while also being totally descriptive. As part of the Towson Moonphase Chronograph Collection, this 39mm model is exceptional in its stylish adaptability. It comes complete with three different interchangeable bezel options, 18-karat white, rose and yellow gold. Through sapphire crystals on the front and back, the detailing of this piece is impeccable. The Swiss-made ETA Valjoux 7751, 25 jewel automatic movement is of detailed engraving in such a way that is meant to be seen and proud to be shown. The movement powers center hands for hours, minutes, chronograph fly-back, and date indication. The twelve’clock sundial is for second readings and bears windows for day and month. The six’clock sundial shows twelve-hour timing with a window for the moonphase indication and the nine’clock sundial is another twenty-four hour register.

Mission STS-99 ref. M150-S

For the first line of Mission Chronographs, TWC produced twenty of them with a black dial. The line has evolved since, with significant dial and case changes made widely apparent in recent years’ collections. Below is a look at the rare white dial Mission STS-99 that was never made commercially available, but produced for a few lucky customers that requested its creation. The Mission STS-99 is truly a historic and remarkable piece that is highly desired by American watch enthusiasts. With the original box and papers, this piece is priceless. Good luck on your search! We can’t even get our hands on one!

Under Armour x MLB ref. S200

Former owner of TWC and founder of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, launched a limited production watch line back in 2014 to commemorate UA’s new deal with the MLB. A true collaboration of Baltimorean identities, with TWC as Maryland’s watchmaker, Under Armour as Maryland’s largest public company and the MLB, which has a long history with the great state of Maryland. The timepiece is inspired by Under Armour’s and black simplistic brand aesthetic. The dial’s elements are whitened out, as the MLB and UA logos are colorless, matching the contrasting white numerals that lift elegantly off the deep black dial surface. The piece features a high-grade Swiss manual-winding movement that was decorated, adjusted and modified by TWC watchmakers. It is displayed through an open case back. This line was limited to 20 pieces and was exclusively sold in select Baltimore retailers.

Towson Driver “Rappahannock”

The Towson Driver is a limited production heritage piece that takes a look back at early 20th century American timepieces designed for usage on the road. The off-centered dial allows for a clearer read when the hand is placed in the proper automobile steering position. This timepiece is yet another that was produced in collaboration with Jochen Benzinger, the master guilloche artist out of Germany and longtime friend of TWC founder, Hartwig Balke. The outer dial is made of solid sterling silver, with applied black indices atop of the elegant brushed finish. The inner dial is uniquely skeletonized, exhibiting a dynamic layout of hand-guilloche outer-dials that overlap with one another, forming a sense of single-plane sculptural abstraction. The skeletonized dial also features rose gold elements, adding a formal elegance to the timepiece. Last but least, a lone second hand, painted in red, completes the complex aesthetic with a bold statement of contrasting tone. This piece is no longer available as only 20 of them were made between 2006-2010. Produced in either solid white gold or rose gold.

‍Benzinger Classic ref. B100

The Benzinger Classic has a solid silver engine turned dial with black roman numerals. The blued steel Breguet style hands create the right contrast and gives the watch its classic look. A high grade 17 jewel manual winding movement was taken apart and all the bridges and balance cock were skeletonized , engraved and rose gold plated. The plate was engine turned and rhodium plated. In its final assembled stage, the movement becomes a true piece of art and turns this watch into a one of a kind collectable. The sterling silver dial of the Benzinger Classic is hand-tuned by Jochen Benzinger, a long-term affiliate watchmaker to Towson Watch Company who is regarded as one of the best guilloche artists in the world. Its movement is also skeletonized and engraved by Benzinger.

Gold Classic - ref. TS100-G2

The Gold Towson Classic has undergone various changes over the years, despite remaining structurally the same for the most part. The Series Two features 18k solid gold and a personalized case back. Pieces in our masterpiece collection all exhibit a large amount of hand work, especially on the movement. The hand guilloche on the movement's detailing takes about two weeks to create. Every production is influenced by a different creative expression, depending on how the watchmaker is feeling that day. So despite each and every Gold Towson Classic sharing the same frontal look, each has its very own mechanical painting on the back.

Mission STS-99 ref. M150-B

The Mission Chronograph was the first commercial watch TWC ever made, officially launched in 2000. Back in 1999, the first Mission was created for use on the NASA space shuttle mission STS-99 in February 2000. This piece was onboard the flight, serving as the official timekeeper for Commander Gerhard P. J. Thiele and several other astronauts. This made the Mission Chronograph one of the first ever American timepieces tested and used in outer space. The self-winding chronograph exhibits a highly-decorated movement that can be seen through the open caseback. The handmade rotor is decorated in rose gold. One of these watches is currently located at the National Watch and Clock Museum, commemorating a historic moment in American horology.

Gold Half-Skeleton ref. HS100-G

This edition of the Gold Half Skeleton was made back in 2015, serving as the first Half Skeleton TWC made out of solid gold. As one of Towson’s most prestigious and desired offerings, the company began making the Half Skeleton in various grades of gold after several customers requested it as a bespoke piece. This particular one features a 14k solid rose gold 42mm case. Towson made five of them and they all sold via custom orders instantly, never making it to the official listing on the website. The company has produced a couple more of the past few years, but intends to keep production limited to preserve the horological artistry and exclusivity of the line.

Towson x Tiffany ref. 17758

Back in 2007, Tiffany and Co. commissioned TWC for a ten piece collection to be sold exclusively at Stauer in New York. Inspired by the original Towson Classic, Tiffany wanted to produce a sterling silver hand guilloche dial using their movement. TWC dials have competed with the best in Switzerland since its foundation, and Tiffany wanted to use an American watch company while retaining the Swiss quality characteristic of their Patek collections. Tiffany movements were sent to TWC, taken apart, skeletonized, decorated and modified in Towson. Once the watches were assembled, they were sent back to Tiffany for final engravings. The collection was sold out within two weeks at Stauer. TWC and Tiffany have collaborated on several bespoke occasions since with more to come in the future.

"Gold Potomac" By: TWC x Benzinger

This sophisticated model, inspired by the Maryland river that flows into the Chesapeake Bay, is encased in a handmade 14k gold case. The exhibition sapphire crystal on the back provides a view of the intricate hand-skeletonized, engraved movement. This elegant timepiece is rounded off with gold-plated cathedral-style hands which add a striking finish to the overall graceful style of this Potomac. The solid gold 14k case has a diameter of 42mm and width of 11mm, encapsulating a solid silver handmade guilloche dial with Roman numerals. A 17 jewel Cal. 6498 manual winding movement is hand skeletonized and engraved, regulated to five positions and exhibiting a nivarox hairsprinf and glucydure balance. Functions include: seconds in the 6 o’clock position, minute and hour. The watch is water resistant to 30m and has a strap width of 22mm. Additional features made in-house include a screw balance and swan neck fine regulation.

Gold Towson Classic ref. TC100-G1

The Towson Classic has a solid silver engine turned dial with black roman numerals. The solid rose gold Breguet style hands mesh well with the solid 14k gold case, providing a very luxurious and formal look. A high grade 17 jewel manual winding movement was taken apart and all the bridges and balance cock were skeletonized , engraved and rose gold plated. The plate was engine turned and rhodium plated. In its final assembled stage, the movement becomes a true piece of art and turns this watch into a one of a kind collectable.

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