Baltimorean pride is deeply tied to the city’s infamous port industry. Low-draft vessels known as ‘Skipjacks’ are still seen today dredging blue crabs into the shallow tributary rivers of the Chesapeake Bay. Travel back a century in time and you will find these same boats catering to the increased demand for oysters that bolstered Charm City into the industrial American powerhouse that it once became. The timeless utility and symbolic importance of the ‘Skipjacks’ inspired Towson’s watchmakers to follow up their signature Pride II with this elegantly-crafted GMT. Designed for versatile everyday use and built to be worn for a lifetime.
MOVEMENT Automatic GMT ETA Caliber 2893-2
FUNCTIONS Hour, Minute, Seconds, Date, 12-hour, 24-hour
DECORATION Blued Screws, Geneva Stripe Rotor, Rhodium-Plated Rotor & Bridges, Gold-Plated wheels, TWC Gold-Filled Engraving, Perlage Plates
GRADE Chronometer-Grade +/- 10 seconds/day, 46-hour power reserve, Nivarox Hairspring, Incabloc Shock Absorption
INFO Assembled, decorated and calibrated in-house by Towson watchmakers in Baltimore, MD. USA. Sourced by proprietary partner in Switzerland - meeting standard ETA requirements - delivered fully-assembled - taken apart by Towson Watchmakers and rebuilt.
CASE MATERIAL Stainless Steel
SIZE 40.5mm diameter - 10.5mm width - 20mm lug width
FINISH Coined Midsection - High Polish Bezel & Lugs , Satin Finish Caseback
CRYSTAL Domed Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflex+ Scratch Resistant Coating
FEATURES push/pull crown with a coined grip & quickset function
DEVELOPMENT Made in collaboration with Ickler GmbH in Germany. Machined out of pure highest-grade steel. Designed & prototyped by Hartwig Balke - finished & assembled by Towson Watchmakers in Baltimore, MD. USA.
DIAL COLORS Silver or Black
APPLICATIONS Glossy Embossed Coat, applied Rhodium-Plated Roman Numerals & Hour Markers containing Lume-Filling
HANDS Rhodium-Plated Stainless Steel with Luminescent-Filling
Designed by Hartwig Balke & George Thomas to accompany the Pride II in their Chesapeake Collection.
Ref. SKJ100 is the second series of SKIPJACK GMT. Released in 2018 with a limited total production of 500 timepieces. Each engraved with the reference number and serial No. 001 - 500.
PRIDE Ref. SKJ100 "Series Two - Skipjack GMT" can be purchased online or at select retailers. Choose a dial-color and strap below to place an order.
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