From CHRONOMETER to CHOPTANK

An evolution of forms in the Mission Collection.

STS-99 Chronometer is the predecessor to the modern line of Mission Chronographs. First released in 2010 to offer Hartwig Balke’s space-watch to collectors of American Horology around the world. An exact reproduction of the former chronometers worn by astronauts aboard the Endeavour Spacecraft in 2000. Powered by the same movement that helped prove an automatic-watch does function in outer space - a COSC-certified 7750 Swiss Caliber regulated in-house by Towson watchmakers. Available in a silver or black TWC-stamped dial. Each limited to 100 timepieces.

Series One MISSION - Towson’s first branded line of Mission M250 Chronographs. Produced using the same traditional approach to fine watchmaking as Hartwig Balke’s former chronometers. Now featuring enhanced dial-detailing and case-finishing to serve the refined tastes of collectors and everyday business professionals. Towson’s shield-logo is painted on the dial to celebrate the brand of in-house watchmakers developed since TWC went to space. Powered by the same 7750 caliber found in the STS-99 Chronometer, now decorated and tested in-house. Limited to 250 timepieces per dial color (silver or black). 

Ref. M250-1-B is a triple-chronograph with date and tachymeter functions. Fitted to medium-sized wrists with a 40mm stainless-steel case featuring a mirror-finish. The black-toned cliche dial is complemented with rhodium-plated diamond markers and white numerals. Equipped with rhodium-plated or gold-plated spade hands. A sapphire crystal exhibition display reveals the 7750 automatic movement decorated and regulated by Towson watchmakers.

Series Two MISSION - A utilitarian refinement that captures the identity of the Mission collection’s roots. Visually telling the story of a professional-grade instrument proven in outer space, built by the hands of American watchmakers. The scaled-up 42mm stainless-steel case is enhanced with crown-guards and bent-down lugs. The new satin-finish and case-shape were designed to further guarantee comfort, durability and usability for everyday wearers. Powered by the same 7750 Caliber once used in outer space. Limited to 250 timepieces per dial color (silver or black).

Ref. M250-2-B is a triple-chronograph with date and tachymeter functions. Fitted to larger wrists with a 42mm stainless-steel case featuring a satin-finish. The gloss black-toned guilloché dial is complemented with rhodium-plated diamond markers and white numerals. Equipped with your choice of rose gold or rhodium-plated spade hands. Seek additional contrast with a silver tachymeter if desired.

Series One MISSION MOON evolves the Mission Chronograph with functional enhancements for collectors and professionals seeking to experience the many complications offered in mechanical horology. Now powered by the modified 7751 Swiss Caliber. A visual return to the MISSION I with a formally-refined design language featuring rhodium applications on the dial, high-polishes and coined detailing on the case. Artisanal embellishments make the professional tool-grade instrument fit for the sophisticated tastes of collectors and everyday business professionals. Limited to 250 timepieces per dial color (silver, black, copper).

Ref. MM250-1-C is a triple-calendar chronograph with moon-phase, tachymeter and standard 24-hr time functions. Providing seasonal measurements for the day, date and month. The silver-toned guilloché dial with salmon-toned engine-turned sub-dials is complemented with rhodium-plated diamond markers and blue numerals. Equipped with yellow gold leaf hands and a copper tachymeter. Fitted to medium-sized wrists with a 40mm stainless-steel case featuring a mirror finish.

Series Two MISSION MOON puts the evolution of the collection on full display. Offering the professional-grade utility of the original chronometer while highlighting the formal elegance of the inspired branded line of chronographs that came after. Taking the stainless steel case of the MISSION II and slightly modifying it to accommodate the enhanced 7751 caliber developed for the former MISSION MOON I. Now featuring a day-correcting-pusher installed on the left side of the 42mm stainless steel case and crown guards to ensure the precision, accuracy and longevity of the movement that once helped prove an automatic watch works in outer space. Limited to 250 timepieces per dial color (silver or black with tachymeter choice).

Ref. MM250-2-S is a triple-calendar chronograph with moon-phase, tachymeter and standard 24-hr time functions. Providing seasonal measurements for the day, date and month. Fitted to larger wrists with a 42mm stainless-steel case featuring satin-finishes. The silver-toned guilloché dial is complemented with rhodium-plated diamond markers and blue numerals. Equipped with your choice of rose gold, rhodium-plated or blued steel hands. Seek additional contrast with a black tachymeter if desired.
Ref. MM250-2-B is a triple-calendar chronograph with moon-phase, tachymeter and standard 24-hr time functions. Providing seasonal measurements for the day, date and month. Fitted to larger wrists with a 42mm stainless-steel case featuring satin-finishes. The gloss black-toned guilloché dial is complemented with rhodium-plated diamond markers and white numerals. Equipped with your choice of rose gold spade, rhodium-plated spade, white leaf or yellow-gold spade hands. Seek additional contrast with a silver tachymeter if desired.

Series One COCKPIT offers the achievements of the STS-99 Chronometer to smaller wrist-sizes and collectors with classical taste. First released in 2012 to establish a new foundation for explorative watchmaking at Towson Watch Company. Powered by the same 7750 Swiss-Caliber used for the chronometers worn in outer space. Now encased in 36mm coined-bezel stainless steel. Defining Towson’s horological mission with a foreshadowing of the innovation in style and shape to come. Limited to 100 timepieces per dial color (silver or black). 

Ref. C250-1 is a triple-chronograph with a date function. Fitted to smaller wrists with a 36mm stainless-steel case featuring a high-polish midsection and coin-beveled bezel. The white-toned cliche dial is formally complemented with blue roman numerals and markers. Equipped with blued-steel cathedral hands.

Series Two COCKPIT follows the MISSION I circa 2015 with the same classical watchmaking and 7750-caliber automatic movement once used in outer space. Now telling the story of a different mission of sea exploration. A brightened palette, woven-guilloche dial and coined-beveled case are together the artisanal product of our founder’s nautical heritage. A professional tool-grade instrument with elegant character fit for any maritimer of the American Coast. Limited to 250 timepieces per dial color (silver).

Ref. C250-2 is a triple-chronograph with a date function. Fitted to smaller wrists with a 38mm stainless-steel case featuring a high-polish midsection and coin-beveled bezel. The silver-toned guilloché dial is complemented with rhodium diamond markers and blue sub-dial numerals. Equipped with rhodium-plated leaf hands.

Series One COCKPIT MOON gives mariners with classical taste an opportunity to experience what a space-proven full-calendar automatic watch is capable of. Evolving the former COCKPIT I with tasteful enhancements and an increased array of mechanical complications to establish time, direction and position at sea. The new set of blue-leaf hands promotes consistency across the brightened dial palette. Proudly distinguished from the MISSION MOON with nautical character and formal appeal. Limited to 250 timepieces per dial color (silver, copper).

Ref. CM250-1-C is a triple-calendar chronograph with moon-phase and standard 24-hr time functions. Providing seasonal measurements for the day, date and month. Fitted to smaller wrists with a 38mm diameter stainless-steel case featuring a mirror finish and coin-beveled bezel. The salmon-toned guilloché dial is complemented with rhodium diamond markers and blue sub-dial numerals. Equipped with blue-painted leaf hands.
Ref. CM250-1-S is a triple-calendar chronograph with moon-phase and standard 24-hr time functions. Providing seasonal measurements for the day, date and month. Fitted to smaller wrists with a 38mm diameter stainless-steel case featuring a mirror finish and coin-beveled bezel. The silver-toned guilloché dial is complemented with rhodium diamond markers and blue sub-dial numerals. Equipped with blue-painted leaf hands. Available in your choice of leather strap. Reference number, serial number and brand information engraved on the screwdown case-back. 5-Year warranty for service & repair.
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