The German-Swiss watchmaking brand Steinhart has released a new model named Military 47. As the representatives of the company led by Gunter Steinhart reveal, the new piece is inspired by radio stations’ military clocks (every radio station used to have one) that rose in popularity during the World War II. This is why the new timekeeper from the Military series has opulent dimensions and pronounced legibility. The vintage-looking watch is supplied with a hand-wound mechanical caliber. Its price is set at around $630.
Even though the newcomer by Steinhart derives from the Military series, it does not really feature a common sturdiness of this sort of timekeepers (it is water resistant to just 30 meters and therefore it should be removed even when one is in the shower). However, it does look quite smart, while its type of large numerals and hands that were chosen to facilitate visibility make it look similar to Zenith watches.
As it is hinted in the name of the piece, the novelty possesses a round stainless steel housing whose diameter measures to 47 mm. Along with the thickness of 15 mm, the timekeeper is among the biggest in the brand’s offer. The construction of the case with a polished finish also includes a fixed bezel and a screwed case-back of the same kind. Additionally, the rear side of the case features a transparent section made of sapphire. The same material, but in a domed shape and with a double anti-reflective treatment is used for the crystal at the front. As for the weight of the case, it measures to 133 grams.
Under the crystal of Steinhart Military 47 lays a vintage black matte dial. It features 3D printed Arabic numerals which are treated with Superluminova in the old radium shade which is another feature that makes the piece look as it was produced some half a century ago. Additionally, the face includes blued steel hands in a snake shape and a small seconds counter at the nine o’clock position.
The timekeeper with the reference number MY0605 bases its functioning on an old and reliable pocket watch movement ETA Unitas 6497-1. It is a hand-wound mechanical caliber with 17 jewels which operates at the lower frequency of 18,000 vph. As for the decorations, it features rhodium plating, blued screws, golden wheels and the Geneva stripes pattern with 18 lines. The last two of these feature special in-house design.
The vintage appearance of the watch by the company with production facilities in the Swiss region of Jura is paired with a matching leather wristlet made in Russian leather. The brown strap with the width of 24 mm locks with a stainless steel pin buckle that features the brand’s logo. The official price of the piece is just under $630 including the VAT, while the shipping to the States costs additional $34.