Indestructible Steel Timepieces
by roberta naas
The same steel that constructs the Manhattan skyline that fades in the rearview mirror while escaping the city for the serenity of the Hamptons is also an omnipresent material in watchmaking— especially when it comes to the sport chronograph. “The Carerra Calibre 1887 Chronograph is one of our most popular timepieces with watch buyers and collectors in the Hamptons due to its fusing of sport, sophistication, and meticulous in-house construction,” says Alyssa Mishcon, VP of strategic planning at TAG Heuer. “The traditional styling and quality makes this a favorite with discerning consumers here and worldwide.”
Durability and water-resistant designs position stainless steel watches as a most versatile element in any man-on-the-go’s wardrobe. Most of these bold watches are offered with stainless steel cases and bracelets for ultimate wearability that will complement the casual elegance of summering in the Hamptons.
From Carl F. Bucherer, this Patravi ChronoDate watch ($6,900) features an enlarged date display at 12:00, as well as chronograph countdown functions. A complex multi-part 44.6mm stainless steel case houses the CFB 1956 automatic movement with 49 jewels. London Jewelers, Americana Manhasset, 2060 Northern Blvd, 516-627-7475
The TAG Heuer 41mm Carrera Calibre 1887 Chronograph ($4,800) is crafted in steel. It houses the automatic chronograph movement with date indication and offers a tachymeter bezel. Tourneau, Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, 516-873-0209
This Grand Prix de Monaco Historique watch ($8,540) from Chopard is a COSC-certified chronometer chronograph with a mechanical self-winding movement. Its distinguished 42.4mm case is water-resistant to 50 meters. London Jewelers, 2 Main St., East Hampton, 329-3939