Benzinger Choptank

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Elevate your collection with the Benzinger CHOPTANK, a timepiece that encapsulates the legacy of American industrial heritage and German craftsmanship. Born from a cherished friendship between Jochen Benzinger and Hartwig Balke, this watch is a testament to their shared passion. Sterling silver dials, etched with intricate patterns using the rose engine technique, reflect the virtuosity of a master artist. The Benzinger CHOPTANK harmoniously intertwines timekeeping precision and aesthetics. Own a collectible masterpiece that tells a story of friendship, skill, and the fusion of talents. Embrace history and artistry on your wrist with the Benzinger CHOPTANK.


Functions Full-Calendar Chronograph

Calibration 46hr power-reserve, 25 jewels, chronometer-grade, adjusted to five positions

Remastered by Hartwig Balke to achieve chronometer-grade accuracy with simplified crown adjustments. Each movement was built through 2021 - 2022 by Towson watchmakers according to standard ETA requirements.


Hour/Minute central hands

24-Hour hand on left sub-dial

Sweep-Second at 9:00/left sub-dial

Chronograph Counters

Seconds central hand with stop/start pushers

Minutes small hand at 12-o'clock counting to 30-minutes

Hours small hand at 6-o'clock counting to 12-hours

Moon-Phase window located at 6-o'clock


Day window at 12 o'clock with correcting-pusher on the case

Date 31-day calendar located on the outer portion with central hand (moon-crescent tip)

Month window located at 12-o'clock


Handcrafted by Jochen Benzinger for Towson Watch Company.

Material sterling silver

Treatment frosted heat-application

Style Guilloché

Numerals roman

Print Color black

Text Towson Watch

Achieved using a vintage rose engine in Pforzheim, Germany (the hometown of Hartwig Balke). Each dial requires 60 + hours of hand labor to complete.


Separated by functional category.

Hour/Minute/Second heat-treated blued-steel, cathedral style

24-hr 14k rose gold, spade shape

Chronograph Functions 14k yellow gold, thin shape

Calendar Functions 14k yellow gold date hand with red moon crescent tip


Material stainless steel

Dimensions 44 x 40mm diameter, 13.4mm height, 20mm lug width

Finish satin mid-section, high-polish bezel, satin lugs

Pushers free-standing, cushion shape, high-polish

Crown push-pull, quickset

Depth Rating 5 ATM

Crystal domed sapphire, scratch-resistant, anti-reflex coating

Case-Back exhibition display, sapphire crystal, screw-down, engraved with company and customer information

Special Features day-corrector drilled into the case for easy setting of the day window


Edition: Special Edition Benzinger 

Collection: Mission Collection

Style(s): Dress/Formal/Classic

Inspiration: Chesapeake Lighthouses in the Choptank River

Pro-Class: Enthusiast

Color Variant: none

Reference No: E250

Serial No: 1 - 250

Production Quantity: 250pcs.

Region of Manufacturer: Maryland, U.S.A.

Watchmaker(s): Hartwig Balke, Jochen Benzinger

Customization: Strap, Engraving per Request

Warranty: 5-Years for Service & Repair

Delivered within 5 days of purchase via FedEx 2-day priority.

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$ 8,500.00 USD
$ 8,500.00 USD

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