To celebrate its 130th birthday, Union Glashütte Presents 1893 Johannes Dürrstein Edition Chronograph, a limited stopwatch paying homage to the rare pocket watch chronographs of bygone eras and its founder Johannes Dürrstein.
The watch is inspired by a unique pocket watch model from the 1920s, currently in the possession of the Glashütte based brand. The dial from the vintage pocket clock has been faithfully adapted to the wristwatch. The dial is brushed silver on the main surface, and the subdials are brushed with a circular pattern.
The hands and numerals are completely rebuilt from the original. A modern touch is added by the date window at 6 o’clock, adjusted via a corrector at ten o’clock. The sub dial at 3 o’clock displays the chronograph minutes, while at 9 o’clock the small seconds are indicated.
The 42mm diameter stainless steel 316L casing is waterproof up to ten bar, which is 100 meters. Through the sapphire caseback, you can see the hand-wound UNG-59.S1 caliber with a silicon hairspring that is magnetic resistant. The watch operates at four hertz, which is equivalent to 28,800 semi oscillations per hour. It has a 60-hour power reserve.
The Union Glashütte 1893 Johannes Dürrstein Edition Chronograph comes with a blue calfskin leather strap and is limited to 300 pieces. When converted into USD, the price is around $3700.
To learn more, visit Union Glashütte, here.