SILVER Special Edition COCKPIT MOON ref. CM250 equipped with a BLUE custom-set. Designed by Hartwig Balke & built by Towson Watchmakers in 2023 with a limited production-run of 125/250 timepieces. Each finished by hand & assembled in Baltimore, MD. Blue American leather and blue lizard skin straps are included with a signed deployment clasp and buckle. Lifetime Warranty for service & repair.
Functions include a minute-counter at the 12 o’clock sub-dial with two windows for the day and month. The date is indicated by the central moon-crescent hand that points to the 31-day calendar. An hour-counter sub-dial at 6 o’clock contains a moonphase window. The 24-hour sub-dial at 9 o’clock vests a sweep-second hand and an hour hand for standard-time, or it can be pre-set in a different time zone if a customer so desires. The sweeping chronograph hand at the center is operated by the two pushers on the case. A day-corrector on the left side of the case eases operation of the complication-set.
Swiss Caliber 7751 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. Retaining 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.
38mm Stainless Steel case with high-polish mid-section and coined bezel. The lugs and free-standing chronograph pushers are high-polished. The push-pull crown and screw-down caseback surrounding the exhibitionist movement display ensure 5 ATM water resistance. The dial and movement are protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflex coating. Crown guards ensure seasonal durability of the quickset crown. The case has a thickness of 13.5mm with a lug width of 18mm.
Frosted Guilloche dial hand-finished in Towson, Maryland. Featuring three engine-turned sub-dials. The hour-markers and dial rings are rhodium-plated while the blue numerals and minute-indices are applied onto the dial. The copper dial is heat-treated and rhodium-plated to achieve it’s salmon tone. The moonphase window features a bare-faced moon with stars. The surrounding sky shares the same blued color as the leaf-shaped steel hands.
COCKPIT MOON Ref. CM250 was evolved from Towson's iconic M250 "Space Chronograph" to give ladies and those with smaller wrist sizes a taste of the TWC Collections. With this elegant 38mm chronograph, the full calendar complication-set of the MISSION MOON is presented with a nautical character for the Chesapeake Collection.
Intended to be used with a sextant for navigational purposes in the cockpit of a sailing vessel, where seasonal timekeeping matters most. This Special Edition CM250 was handcrafted in 2023 with a limited production run of 250 timepieces available in silver or copper. Labeled with the model reference number CM250, unique serial number (No. 001-250), and brand information on the case-back.