Thursday, January 19, 2017

Boston & Stewill Tourer, Swiss Made Automatic Watch

Debuted in 2015 with English styled quartz chronograph Tourer II, London based watch brand Boston & Stewill now announces their new 100% Swiss Made automatic watch.

Christened as TOURER, this classically designed automatic wristwatch was launched on popular online crowd funding portal Kickstarter with early backers able to secure their watch at just £325 ($410). Post KS campaign, the watch will retail at £650($825). It is pertinent to note that a top quality automatic watch from reputable Swiss watch brands costs not less than £1400.00 as per current market price.
Featuring a classic British design, Tourer houses an ETA 2895-2 movement inside its stainless steel case in polished finish and measuring 42mm diameter - perfect features for a contemporary dress watch. Like most premium Swiss made mechanical watches, Tourer comes fitted with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal front glass and genuine leather strap.
Two dial variants are available: White with royal blue hands or Black with white hands and small red second hand. The Arched window styled small seconds dial positioned at 6’o clock gives a unique look to this timepiece. Further, a window at 3’o clock of the dial indicates date.
The 27 jewels ETA 2895-2 self winding movement equipped with a custom engraved Boston & Stewill can be admired through transparent mineral crystal caseback.
Boston & Stewill is a fresh and vibrant brand that is proud to be British and wants to restore a sense of heritage to a tired watch market drowning in low cost, low quality fashion watches.
Launched back in 2015 and successfully funded their first watch model, the Tourer II, on Kickstarter to the tune of £20,000. The aim of the founders was to create stylish watches inspired by classic British design and combining this with Swiss mechanics.

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Technical details
Calibre 11 ½” ETA 2895-2, 27 Jewels, Swiss Made
Hour/minute/small second function
Calendar (Date) Opening at 3 o’clock
Rotor engraving with Boston & Stewill

Round, stainless steel 316L, 42mm
Lug width 20mm
Polished finish
Fixed bezel
Water resistant to 5 ATM
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment
Open case-back – mineral glass

Two variants – White with royal blue hands or Black with white hands and small red second hand

Non-integrated calf leather racing strap
Width 20mm tapering down to 18mm
Two variants – Black with red stitching or Black with royal blue stitching
Boston & Stewill name embossed on rear

Stainless steel 316L deployment buckle
Two side pushers opening system

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