The new Stauer Brigantine puts the wind at your back and a classic timepiece on your wrist
A soft breeze blew over the Caribbean as I sailed out of St. John. My sails were full and the sea was a clear blue. I had planned to sail from St. John to San Juan, then on to Grand Turk, and from there into port in Miami. But the sunlight on the waves called to me. I checked my wrist. Was there time? In the shallows, I spied a ray swimming northwest in a cloud of sand. It was a sign. So I smiled — there’s always time — and spun the wheel toward the stingray. It led me to port at a beloved isle of balladeers, pirates and partyers alike.
The place to be on St. Bart’s is the Baz Bar, and that’s where I was when the sun set at my back. As the band played a Jimmy Cliff song, the bartender poured me a Red Stripe and noticed my watch. I told him about the Stauer Brigantine, how the face reminded me of a sail billowing in the wind. He admired the day and date dials. “Yah, mon,” he said. “Nice watch. Sometimes I wake up and I don’t know if it’s Monday or Thursday, you know? This would help.”
I gave him my watch as tip and when I left the bar that night, I looked up at the crescent moon in the black, cloudless sky. It was the same kind of night that inspired this watch. It was the sea breeze and the stars, mixed with the look of old pirate maps and the etched image of billowing sails filled with wind. Instead of a date window, I built in a day window, so you’ll always know what day you’re waking up. You can read the date on a rotating disc, visible through a unique bridge display. The Stauer Brigantine is perfect for sailors and pirates, bartenders and bar-hoppers. With the Brigantine on your wrist, you’ll always take a piece of the islands with you.
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Case and Bezel Material: Rose Gold colored StainlessSteel
Case Back Material: Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions: 45mm x 43mm
Band Material: Brown Leather Strap
Band Width: 24mm
Day and Date Complications
Water Resistant: 5ATM