: An Introduction to Towson's Wrist Compass

The inventions of both the compass and timepiece have greatly improved our understanding of the world. Today, they have a broadened utility, serving as tools for survival and symbols of tradition. With the, we combine the two functions and the design language of each. Offering an appropriately designed GMT with maximum versatility. Suiting the needs of outdoor explorers and accomplished professionals alike.

Inspiration behind the

 While technology today makes the use of these instruments for time and direction largely obsolete in the field, their continued use today speaks to the human appreciation for non-digital ingenuity and pastime. With a cage above the crystal, the compass and timepiece were both carried in the field by soldiers. For ages, non-digital wrist compasses were developed for the military without having the capability of telling time. These vintage wrist-compasses with their 1940’s cockpit dial theme inspired us to create the A timepiece capable of keeping measurements in multiple time-zones while assisting one’s sense of direction.

Wrist compass that led to Towson's GMT

An automatic GMT crafted for the outdoorsman. The high-contrast palette produces clear readability in all conditions. The matte black dial is blasted in the TWC workshops to achieve its textured raw finish. With highly fluorescent SuperLuminova hour markers and rounded yellow-coated blued steel hands are shaped in our classic cathedral-style. Delivering elegance and opulence to the playful palette. The 41.5mm case was milled from a pure stainless steel block in Germany. Finished by hand-operated vintage lathes that allow for meticulous detailing amongst the varied surfaces. The quickset push-pull crown ensures 5 ATM water resistance. The scratch-resistant and anti-reflective sapphire crystal on the front is domed to capture an array of natural hues revealed from the surface. A high-grade 24 jewel Swiss Caliber 2893-2 automatic movement was built and adjusted six positions by our watchmakers to find North. Components of the movement are decorated with rhodium, Geneva stripes, perlage, blued screws and gold filling. The NP250 reference number and the serial number out of 250 is engraved onto the caseback. Production limited to 250 timepieces. front and back

The was made for a wide range of Towson Watch clientele. The one common denominator - its owner seeks a distinctive tool and signature to wear everyday throughout their active lifestyle. Designed with rough weather conditions in mind yet equally suited for formal occasions. The 24hr scale represents standard time used in aviation and maritime spheres of the world. People traveling the world are able to adjust the watch to a second time-zone. Hikers are able to use it as a compass to establish North. Built for those who appreciate the utility and aesthetic of a tool on their wrist. The satin-finish midsection enhances the timepiece’s durability, making scratches less noticeable. The bezel, on the other hand, boasts a bold high-polish with formal undulations. With the varied finishes applied strategically to each component, the case and operation of what rests inside was built for the unpredictable lifestyle of a world traveler.

To operate the timepiece, the 24 hour GMT hand sets independently. Unscrew crown and pull to position one, turning forward/clockwise will adjust the GMT hand by one-hour increments. Turning the crown backwards/counter-clockwise will adjust the date. This is very convenient because you can adjust the centrally-located GMT hand without hacking (stopping) the movement. Quickset date at 3:00. instructions


Base : Swiss Cal. 2893-2 automatic base movement , 24 jewels, 46-hour power reserve 

Modifications : adjusted to 6 positions, Glucydure Balance, Nivarox Hairspring, Incabloc Shock Absorption 

Functions : Sweep Second, Minute, Hour, 24-Hour Hand, Date Window at 6-O’Clock Position

*Decorated, modified and adjusted in Baltimore, MD. USA



Material : stainless steel handcrafted by Ickler in Germany 

Finish : satin midsection, polished bezel, satin case-back with polished border, 

Features : exhibition case-back, satin screwdown caseback border 

Dimensions : 41mm diameter , 11mm width , 20mm lug width

Crystal : Scratch Resistant Sapphire crystal on Front and Back, Anti-reflex Coating on Front

Crown : push/pull , enlarged crown with coined grip

Depth Rating : 50 meters

*Designed, prototyped, finished and assembled in Baltimore, MD. USA



Color : painted black

Detailing :  SuperLuminova hour-markets , painted accents 

Hands : rounded SuperLuminova cathedral-style yellow hour + minute hands , green GMT hand 

*Designed, prototyped, and made in Baltimore, MD. USA



Series : NP250  (Series One -

Reference(s) :  NP250

Availability : Retired once the ‘No.250’ unit is completed for this reference.

______________________________________________________________________________ history and details features and functions

Towson Watch Company announced a partnership with Cameron Das, one of America’s best racing drivers and current champion of the Euroformula Open Championship, in 2020. This collaboration between Maryland's premier luxury watchmaker and one of America's lead Formula One prospects opens the doors to one of the world’s fastest-growing sports for America’s top luxury brands.

TWC sets itself apart from the European luxury mechanical watchmakers in the sense that it is an American company, an attribute shared with us by very few in the space. Yet TWC’s most significant distinction from most American mechanical watchmakers rests within the actual watchmaking process, by designing, prototyping, and assembling all of its watches in-house. 

Cameron Das, an American race car driver and recent TWC ambassador shares a similar story. Das was the first Americans to ever win the Formula 4 championship. Not only is he one of America’s top prospects due to compete in the European-dominated Formula 1 Championship, but like TWC, sets himself apart from the competition through his role off the track. The skillset he brings to the engineering of his race cars translates to a more complete understanding of his position during competition. 

We gave Cam Das a to accompany him while he tours around the world racing the fastest sportscars on the planet. He won the 2021 Euroformula Open Championship in Barcelona with the timepiece on his wrist. Holding the trophy on the podium with patriotism, sophisticated taste, and a bright future. “The was a feature piece, and it turned out to be the perfect gift, serving as an instrument to help determine wind direction on the track.” Cam gifted each member of his team a TWC timepiece after his championship win. 

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