A triple calendar moonphase chronograph with origins rooted in the Chesapeake Bay’s industrial heritage. The Choptank E250 packs the functions of a high-grade tool-watch into a uniquely-crafted work of horological art. The hand-turned guilloche pattern flows through the timescales into the empty space. Within, rests a wide array of utilities boldly presented through the tonneau-shaped steel case. The “screwpile” style speaks to architectural inspiration taken from the navigational beacons that rest along the Choptank River. The instrument’s impressive durability and utility was designed for everyday wearers who want to be updated throughout the year. Complications include day, month, date, moonphase, 24-hour, and a chronograph that accounts for seconds, minutes and hours.
Functions include minute-counter at the 12 o’clock sub-dial with two windows for day and month. Date indicated by central moon-crescent hand and the 31-day calendar. Hour-counter at 6 o’clock with moonphase window. 24-hour sub-dial at 9 o’clock with sweep-second and 24-hour hand. Center sweeping chronograph hand operated by free-standing pushers.
Swiss 7751 Caliber automatic chronograph with 25 jewels and a 46-hr power-reserve. Adjusted to 5 positions and hand-assembled with a Nivarox hairspring, Glucydur balance and an Incabloc shock absorption. Built to retain chronometer-grade daily accuracy, losing or gaining no more than 5 seconds a day. Decorated with rhodium-plating, geneva stripes, perlage on the base plate, and heat-treated blued screws. The skeletonized rotor is engraved and filled with gold.
40x44mm Tonneau-Shaped Stainless Steel case with satin-finish mid-section & lugs. Mirror-finish bezel and caseback with sapphire crystal exhibition. Engraved with Towson USA signature, model number, serial number and 5 ATM water resistance. High-polish oval-shaped start & reset pushers and a push-pull crown. Day-corrector operated through the pusher on the left side of the case. 13.5mm thickness and 20mm lug width.
Hand-Guilloche Silver or Salmon dial featuring rhodium-plated hour markers & sub-dial border rings. Blue-painted minute markers, 24-hour numerals, minute-counter and hour-counter. Outer date calendar with black numerals indicated by central red-tipped moon crescent hand. Available with rhodium-plated or rose gold-plated spade-shaped hands.
Reference E250 is the first series of the Choptank Triple Calendar. Each handcrafted timepiece is individually numbered 1-100 on the caseback. Available in a silver dial or salmon-toned copper dial. Custom options include rhodium-plated or rose gold-plated hands and your choice of a hand-stitched leather strap. Reference E250 will be retired once the one-hundredth timepiece is sold. A second series of Choptank timepieces, reference E250-2, will be conceived once the first series is retired. Online orders include a wooden box, leather travel pouch, signed deployment-clasp with extra strap, manual/instructions and a stamped lifetime warranty.
Availability : One series with two references - both available.
Distribution : exclusively available for purchase here
Shipping : Fedex Priority
Cost : free + zero liability to you
Returns : no returns
Warranty : lifetime (must be located in the official TWC customer registrar)
Customization : strap + hands