Ref. M250-B2 | Series Two Mission | Black Variant ---- The first ever Towson Watch Company timepiece, the Mission Chronograph was designed and built in 2000 for an astronaut on a NASA STS-99 mission, which mapped the earth’s surface from the south of Greenland to the northern edge of the Antarctic. The first line of Mission Chronographs built were tested and proven in space, serving as faithful companions to the astronauts onboard the Endeavor aircraft. Most of them now are on display in various horological museums across the world, while a couple rest in sacred personal collections, serving as tokens of American innovation in watchmaking. With the latest evolution of the Mission Chronograph, TWC had utilitarian intentions: implementing a brushed finish for increased scratch resistance, rounding the 42mm steel case for further comfort, and adding crown protectors to ensure the functioning of over 200 working components that make up this timepiece's microcosm, a 25 jewel high-grade ETA/Valjoux Cal. 7750 automatic movement. These adjustments retain the elegant, confident, and explorative traits characteristic of our "Mission Collection" while bolstering the practicality for which this timepiece was intended to service for, space travel and adventure beyond the bounds of comfort. The Mission Chronograph is a tool watch, boasting its wide array of functions (chronograph, date, tachymeter, sweep-second) that services just as nicely for a formal occasion. This reference is limited in production to 100 pieces.
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Ref. M250-B2 | Series Two Mission | Black Variant
Case 42mm, stainless steel, handcrafted by TWC proprietary case maker in Germany, brushed finish, crown protectors
Dial Black Dial and Tachymeter with Silver Indicators, CNC guilloche
Movement 25 Jewel Automatic Chronograph ETA/Valjoux Cal. 7750 Adjusted to 5 positions, 46 Hour Power Reserve, Incabloc Shock Absorption, Nivarox Hairspring, Glucydure Balance
Crystal Sapphire Crystal on Front and Back
Functions Sweep Second, Minute, Hour, Date, Stop Function with Minute Counter at 12-O’Clock and Hour Counter at 6-O’Clock, Constantly Rotating Second at 9-O’Clock, Start/Stop Pusher at 2-O’Clock, Back To Neutral Pusher at 4-O’Clock
Depth Rating 5 ATM (50m)
Strap Width 20mm x 18mm