Like all the watches in the Philip Stein’s Prestige collection, the 12LW men’s watch is replete with features and flair that must make other watch designers pea green with envy. It has the subtlety of pastel in its background, splashes of color in the foreground, earth tone versatility on the straps, engineering creativity in its dial and calendar configuration, and a whole that is more than the sum.
The color scheme of the Prestige 12LW dial face consists of a white background with stripes in a light bluish gray gradient, silver gray numerals and hands, and splashes of forest green in the form of the second hands and some numbers. The primary strap is what Philip Stein calls Trieste green, which is kind of a light pea green. It has two time zone dials, the top dial has the calendar, which includes rotating numbers suppressed under the minute markers; except for the correct date, which shows up clearly in a window at 6 o’clock. The face is covered by a double curved sapphire crystal window with an anti-gloss coating. The men’s watch, which is 5 ATM water resistant, has 1 Ronda movement. The case is stainless steel, with two small sapphire windows on the back.
The Philip Stein Prestige 12LW men’s watch sells for $1,590 at authorized sellers.