Though masterful in its own right, the standard Choptank has been taken one step further in terms of boasting its range of watchmaking expertise. The solid silver dial has been engine-turned by TWC's close collaborator, Jochen Benzinger to produce an elegantly patterned guilloche-style finish. The brushed tonneau-shaped stainless steel case is finished with a polished bezel, measuring to 44mm x 40mm with a comfortable width of 13.5mm. The silver dial features a day and month window in the minute counter sub-dial and a moonphase window in the hour-counter sub-dial. The watch case, with a sapphire crystal front and exhibitionist caseback, is water resistant to 5 ATM (50m) with a high shock absorption. A date reset pusher is implemented on the left side of the case, making this high-complication timepiece quite practical. The exhibitionist caseback enables the view of the highly decorated, 25 jewel automatic highest-grade Cal.7751 that has been specially treated and decorated. Customers may inquire for a custom gold rotor. Production limited to 100.
Case Stainless steel tonneau-shaped, 44 x 40mm , height 13.4mm, satin-finish midsection, high-polish bezel, day-corrector on the left side, handcrafted in Germany, scratch-resistant anti-reflex coated sapphire crystal on front and exhibition back. Screw-down border featuring engravings of reference number, serial number and brand information. Water resistant to 50 meters. 20mm lug width.
Dial Sterling silver handmade guilloche made in collaboration with Jochen Benzinger using a vintage rose engine. Features include: day and month window in minute-counter sub-dial, moon phase window in hour-counter sub-dial, 18k rose gold spade-shaped hands or blued steel cathedral-style
Movement 25 jewel high grade automatic moon phase chronograph Cal. 7751 regulated to 5 positions, Nivarox hairspring, Glucydure balance.
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, central chronograph seconds, central date hand, day of the week at 12:00 (left side), month at 12:00 (right side), 30 minutes chronograph counter at 12:00, 12 hours chronograph counter at 6:00, moonphase indicator at 6:00, 24 hour time at 9:00 , start/stop at 2:00 , reset at 4:00
The Choptank E250 triple calendar chronograph and this Special Edition Benzinger collaboration drew inspiration from the Chesapeake Bay’s industrial heritage and style. The beacons shining light through the Choptank River during America’s industrial boom stood as sentinels of maritime history in the Chesapeake region. They guided schooners, skipjacks, and steamboats through shallow waters at night. They were reproduced years later to serve as a visual icon of local revitalization. Our watchmakers wanted to translate this presence and utility of the beacons and their reproductions into a horological form with the Choptank timepiece.
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