Steinhausen Baron (Silver) # TW 387 S
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Condition: Brand new
* Complex 186-moving-part mechanism allows it to operate by Steinhausen Swiss kinetic movement and maintain a calendar dial
* Built with an accuracy of +15/ -13 seconds per day
* Equipped with Kinetic Calendarª, it displays in one automatic watch, a 24-hour moon/sun dial, day of the month (e.g. 25th), day of the week (e.g. Wednesday), month, hour, minute and second
* Face 1.25"x1.25"x.5"
* Band 10" with watch; 8.5" without
ISwiss inventor and architect Ulrich Van-Heusen was a master craftsman who dedicated himself to his trade. He lived in an era when only the wealthy could afford a timepiece. But in 1928, Van-Heusen received a request from an Austrian baron to design and produce a unique calendar watch. Van-Heusen had completed his first automatic calendar watch only five years before.
In 1930, Van-Heusen had done it: He had created a beautiful square watch so elegant that French watchmakers have been selling a similar piece for 50 years. It was the only one Van-Heusen ever made. Van-Heusen named his brand Steinhausen after the region in Switzerland from where his family came. He named this watch the Baron after his customer. He was steadfast in his belief that wristwatches, not the prevalent pocket watch, would eventually become an item people could not live without. And he was correct! The Great Depression almost eliminated handmade watches of this quality. One that remains today fetched $300,000 at auction. Wristwatches became the must-have item for people of all social strata, but the distinguished gentry continued to buy Steinhausen's handcrafted marvels.
Improving upon Van-Heusen's artistry, Steinhausen continues its reputation of producing the finest workmanship and classy designs. And now, in an exclusive to _______ readers, we are pleased to re-introduce the original Steinhausen model with stylish updates. Like the original Steinhausen, each watch is painstakingly reproduced by hand from 186 genuine Swiss parts. Then it is so rigorously tested for two weeks that just six percent of movements end up in a Steinhausen. Swiss automatic movement standards allow for an accuracy of +25/-27 seconds per day. Our Steinhausen watches rate +15/-13 seconds per day, making it more accurate. Like the original Steinhausen, the Baron follows the tradition of displaying the moon and stars depicting day and night. The moving parts, luminous hands and square face with Roman numerals are included, too. And of course, it never needs winding or batteries because your movement keeps the watch in time. However, we have added a flip-digit day-of-the-week and month display and a rotating day-of-month hand. We also have added to the crown a hand-selected precious ruby from Bangkok to add a rich luster; and interchangeable brown and black leather wristbands. It comes in a handsome felt-lined wood box, along with a card certifying its authenticity.
Try the Baron for a month. If you are dissatisfied with the beauty and accuracy, or if you aren't receiving compliments from people, return it. We'll refund your money. Steinhausens are must-haves among Japanese and European collectors. You can only get one of these fine pieces of art in luxury boutiques and through Steinhausenonline.com. Don't purchase a Steinhausen anywhere else, for you will be buying an imitation. The value of the Baron is sure to increase over time - not just monetarily but also in the amount of attention you'll receive. The design is so elegant that French watchmakers have been selling a similar design for more than 50 years. Until now, most of us couldn't afford a timepiece of such masterful style and quality. Be the first to wear this remarkable new addition to the world-famous Steinhausen line.