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
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
Print Color black
Text Towson Watch
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
Inspiration: Chesapeake Lighthouses in the Choptank River
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.