Vintage chronograph style is a
sure bet for under £300.
Trotters, Thoroughbreds or steeplechase—
winning and losing millions in
horse-racing can be measured in the
blink of an eye.Everyone asks, “What
was the winning time?” In 1910, that
question led little known watchmaker
Fritz Moeri to build what we believe
is the first wristwatch to have start and
stop functions. The horse-racing boom
in America at the turn of the century
created a need for extremely accurate
chronographs. With horses like Man
o’ War creating huge betting pools and causing purses to soar, bookies and trainers were desperate for accurate timing devices. Now we’ve
reprised Moeri’s great invention with the Steeplechase Chronograph. The vintage-inspired Steeplechase has all the marks of a thoroughbred.
Details of its dial came from the classic 1920s watches that you would have seen on the wrists of fedora-wearing race track royalty.
The rose gold-finished stainless steel case houses a precision movement that oscillates at an unbelievable 32,768 times per second. Set within
its dial are a grand date window and three subdials. The contrasting stitching on the black leather band gives this classic a modern, updated
look. Rare original chronographs have recently fetched upwards of £680,000 at both Sotheby’s and Christies auctions, but no one’s likely to
wear those every day. Instead you can enjoy vintage looks in a classic design that boasts even more accuracy than the original. The Steeplechase
is a sure bet.