Taking a step back from the SIHH exotics for a moment to check out this new Steinhart Marine Chronograph.
Definitely in the more affordable price bracket, at 1240 Euros (MSRP), this limited edition is a modern interpretation of an observer chronograph which was developed near the end of World War II for deck officers of the Italian navy.
It feature an elaborate three-piece sandwich-dial done in gray, over a matte-black dial with silver hands.
The case, in stainless steel, measures 48mm x 17.5mm. It has a sapphire crystal and display back, and is wate resistant to 30 meters.
Movement is the Swiss automatic ETA caliber Valjoux 7753 with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 44 hours. It is done in the “Top Grade Soigné Finish” elaboration and is equipped with a Steinhart rotor in gun metal plating with Geneva Stripes finish.