SILVER CHOPTANK ref. E250 equipped with a rose-gold custom-set. Designed by Hartwig Balke & George Thomas. Built in 2022 by Towson Watchmakers with a limited production-run of 125/250 timepieces. Each finished by hand & assembled in Baltimore, MD. Two TWC leather straps are included with a signed deployment clasp & buckle. Lifetime Warranty for service & repair.
CALIBER 7751 25 Jewel Triple-Calendar Moon-Phase Chronograph,
Features Glucydure Balance, Nivarox Hairspring, Incabloc Shock Absorption, blued screws, rhodium plating, perlage, skeleton rotor, brand information
Calibration 46-hr power-reserve, Chronometer Grade Accuracy, Adjusted to 5 positions
Development Sourced from proprietary partner in Switzerland - delivered fully-assembled in accordance to standard ETA requirements - rebuilt by Towson Watchmakers - Decorated in Baltimore, MD.
Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds at 9:00
Central Chronograph Seconds with Stop/Start Pusher
30-Minute Chronograph Counter at 12:00 - 12Hr Chronograph counter at 6:00
Date Hand at Center, Day of the Week at 12:00 (left side), month at 12:00 (right side)
Moonphase Indicator at 6:00
24-Hour Standard Time at 9:00
40x44mm Stainless Steel case with satin-finish mid-section & lugs. Mirror-finish bezel and caseback with sapphire crystal exhibition. Engraving of Towson USA signature, model number, serial number and 5 ATM water resistance on exhibition caseback border. 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.
The beacons shining light on the Choptank River stand today as sentinels of maritime history & industrial innovation in the Chesapeake Region. Having guided sailing schooners such as the Pride II, skipjacks, and steamboats through the shallow waters since the industrial boom. Reproduced years later to serve as a visual icon of local revitalization. The CHOPTANK E250 delivers the unique presence and utility of these beacons to the wrist while telling the story of American industrial pastime.
The 7751 caliber automatic movement (also used in the Mission Moon & Cockpit Moon) was remastered by Hartwig Balke to achieve chronometer-grade accuracy and allow for simplified operation of the day, date, month, 24-hour, 12-hour, moonphase, and chronograph counting functions. Each movement was reconstructed through 2021 - 2022 with the aid of TWC apprentice watchmakers.