Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Straton Watch Co . was created out of a love for ‘7 0s Chronographs, which is a personal passion turned business and established in 2015. The Straton Watch Co. Speciale is my newest introduction, and I wish to share it with you.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

The Straton Speciale is my latest ‘7 0s inspired design building on the previous successes with watches such as the Straton Curve Chrono and Syncro models. After delivering more than 4,000 watches worldwide, with positive feedback and supporting from new and existing clients, I continue to design and create watches inspired by the era which I find most aesthetically pleasing.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

With the Speciale’s” TV style” lawsuit shape, dial design, retro color scheme, and overall look, the aim for the watch itself was to speak to those who find specific ‘7 0s chronographs appealing, such as the Movado/ Zenith El Primero Chrono” TV Screen” and Heuer Silverstone ref. 110.313 to name a few- all of which influenced the design, which was not meant to be a direct copy of any one of those watches.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

As with previous Straton Watch Co. designs, they are offered with an array of options in terms of color, size, and movement. The Speciale will be no different, as it will be offered with two example sizes in terms of height, two suit finishes, two movement selections, five colorways, leather and canvas strap alternatives, as well as a bangle option.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

One of the two movement selections available for the Straton Speciale is the Swiss Made Valjoux 7750 Day/ Date Chronograph movement. This is a movement needing no introduction as it’s widely used and known for its reliability as the go to Swiss Made mechanical Chronograph movement. The 7750 is a self-winding movement with 25 jewels, ball-bearing rotor, unidirectional meander, 1/8 seconds counter, 30 minutes counter, 12 hours counter, 28,800 A/ h, and a power reserve of 44 hours. It’s designed to be reliable, which is why many watch brands out there use this particular movement. The 7750 version of the Speciale goes for a very respectable pre-order price of 799 CHF( Approx. $800) for the first 200 purchasers with its standard leather strap and 839 CHF( Approx. $840) for the option including a bangle together with the watch and leather strap.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Since not everyone can justify paying the premium for an automatic watch, the second movement alternative for the Straton Speciale is the Seiko VK6 7 meca-quartz, a movement which dedicates the user the best of both worlds when it comes to affordability and function. The VK67 is a hybrid movement developed by Seiko, which combines the accuracy of a quartz watch (+/ – 20 seconds average per month ), a mechanical chronograph-feel with a 5-beat-per-second sweep chronograph hand, and a flyback chronograph reset. This movement gives a great user experience that will even appeal to proprietors of mechanical chronographs. The Straton Speciale meca-quartz pre-order price will start from 319 CHF( Approx. $320) and 359 CHF( Approx. $360) for the alternative including a bracelet together with the watch and leather strap.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

In terms of specifications, the difference between the 7750 Automatic and meca-quartz versions is the case height, as the movement determines the height of the watch. The 7750 Automatic version has a case height of 14.9 mm and the meca-quartz version has a example height of 13 mm- both very wearable.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

The two case finish options for the Speciale will be a polished alternative or a sandblasted matte example alternative. Both case finishes are available with both movement options and all 5 colorways. A first for Straton is the DLC clear coat, applied to the stainless steel cases. DLC, standing for” Diamond like Carbon ,” is one the most robust coatings and commonly used to create different example coloring finishes like black or dark gray. However, in this application all stainless cases will have a clear DLC coating building the polished and matte watch suits scratch-resistant. This is a fantastic upgrade as it will help to keep the case surfaces free of scratches.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

With the example width of the Speciale being 42 mm, most people will associate a 42 mm square-ish watch as wearing larger than normal 42 mm round watches. This however, is not the case with the Speciale. While the width is 42mm, the top to bottom measurement or” lug to lug” measurement as it’s known, is merely 40.8 mm. The factor determining whether a watch suites a wrist or not in terms of size is its top to bottom measurement. If we take one of the most iconic square-ish watches- the Heuer Monaco- it has a 39 mm suit width( reissue) while the top to bottom measuring is 47mm. This is because the Monaco has actual lugs protruding from its case. The Speciale has no lugs with the strap fitting under its case and therefore can comfortably fit small wrists even below 6 inches and comfortably fit wrists 7 inches and above that are used to wearing normal 42 mm watches.

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

Full specifications are as follows 😛 TAGEND

* Case Material – 316 L Stainless Steel with DLC clear coat( Diamond like Carbon) which makes the suit scratch-resistant
* Case width( left to right) – 42 mm
* Lug to Lug( top to bottom) – 40.8 mm
* Case Thickness – 13 mm with domed sapphire for Meca-quartz and 14.9 mm for the Automatic
* Movement – Valjoux 7750( day/ date) Automatic or Seiko VK6 7 meca-quartz hybrid
* Sub-dial description – VK67 meca-quartz no date: TOP( 60 minute Chrono timer) LEFT( 12 hour Chrono timer ), BOTTOM( running seconds)
* Sub-dial description – 7750 Automatic day/ date: TOP( 30 minute Chrono timer) left( running seconds) BOTTOM( 12 hour Chrono timer)
* Crystal – Domed Sapphire Crystal
* Hands – Luminescent Hour Hands, C3 Super-LumiNova
* Crown – Screw down
* Strap – 22 mm width
* Water Resistance – 10 ATM/ 100 m
* Warranty – 24 Months

Straton Watch Co. Speciale Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

For those interested in the Straton Watch Co. Speciale, a Kickstarter campaign is live until January 5th, 2018. You can view the Kickstarter page here. You are also welcome to view other Straton watches via our website. stratonwc.com

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