Earlier this year, the German watchmaker Steinhart has issued their new take on the concept of a "vintage-modern pilot's watch". Successfully blending vintage exterior with a classic caliber and modern CNC machinery, the new Steinhart Nav.B-Chrono 47 Baumuster B Grey Edition (ref. 106-0877) offers, perhaps, the best "value for money" ratio for those interested in buying a relatively affordable brand new pilot's timekeeper.
Celebrating its tenth year in business, the German watchmaking brand has recently presented its Steinhart ST 10 Anniversary Edition (Ref. L0810) limited edition wristwatch. For a change, the timekeeper is powered by a very neatly decorated hand-wound movement and also features a fairly unusual dial layout that some may find a bit, well, too unusual. As bulky as it is, the gadget is still compact enough for a sporty daily beater. Perhaps, the only thing that may turn some people off is the price: €1290 (including VAT, but not including shipping costs) seems a bit too steep for a Steinhart.
For a business entity, which is essentially a one-man show, the German brand Steinhart is surprisingly prolific. Although most of their watches are so called "homages" and "tributes", there is a great number of them. Starting from divers to pilot watches and going all the way to chronographs, the watchmaker offers you plenty to choose from. This new Steinhart Ocean One Vintage automatic watch, for example, is designed for the kind of people that are longing for a historic Rolex (or, perhaps, even a re-issue of a historic Tudor,) but either can't afford one or plain don't want to bother sifting through the thousands of "pre-loved" models with questionable history.