Hmm, let me check the old watch evaluation check-sheet:
- looks good .. check
- geeky complications .. check
- golf related .. check
- mechanical smarts .. check
We have a winner!
Realistically the ‘complications’ here are relatively simple counters as opposed to, ooh .. a mechanical card game let’s say, but I do love a bit of wrist golf gadgetry and this ‘Hole in One’ and I definitely have a date at the 19th …
This model, equipped with the patented golf counter complication, has an integrated shock absorber like all Jaermann & Stübi watches and is available in new material combinations.
The display of the number of strokes per hole is shown in a large window and is facilitated by a disk beneath the dial. The total score is indicated by a central hand. A redesigned rotating bezel lets you compare the result of a round of golf with your handicap. The retrograde display at 6 o’clock shows you the current hole in play during a golf game.
Cleverly, the makers have given some good thought to the ergonomics of this whilst playing a round and, assuming you wear this on your left wrist, the pushers are positioned out of the way of your hand and golf glove.
Not super-cheap, but it’s on the list ;-)
Functions: Hours, minutes, large second hand, number of strokes per hole, total strokes, holes played, handicap comparison.
Movement: A10 caliber, automatic, mechanical, 25 rubies, Incablock, 4 Hz/28,000 alternations/hour, 42-hour power reserve, blue screws, engraved with the Jaermann & Stübi griffin.
Complication: Patented mechanical JS02 golf counter, three different counter mechanisms (one retrograde), ceramic mountings, 4 rubies.
Special features: Because a crown generally gets in the way when playing golf, the pushers for the golf counter functions are located on the left side of the watch. The crown is mounted at the lower right, not in the center, so wrist flexion and extension are not impaired. Moreover, pushers on the right side of the watch would be covered by the glove worn on the left hand.
Case: Stainless steel, PVD/stainless steel and PVD/gold with brushed and polished finish, 44 mm diameter, integrated shock-absorber for movement and complication, glass back with eight screws and engraving, scratchresistant sapphire glass 1.8 mm thick, rotating bezel lined with hybrid ceramic and with ceramic ball bearings.
Water-resistance: Water-resistant up to 100 meters/ 10 bar
Dial: Multiple engravings and sunray finishing, hands and indices with Superluminova
Strap: Natural rubber or alligator. The alligator strap is lined with moisture
Steel: EUR 6’900.00/CHF 8’850.00
PVD/Gold: EUR 9’750.00/CHF 12’500.00