If you want originality and artistry in your wristwatch, you want a Philip Stein. Take the Prestige 12VBW men’s watch for starters. It has a shape you will not see elsewhere, a color scheme that works well while bucking tradition and off kilter designing that does not interfere with utilitarianism. And of course it has the leading technology and quality of Philip Stein time keeping.
The 12VBW Prestige men’s watch has a stainless steel case in the oblong shape that Philip Stein is known for. Inside is a black, vertical textured background set with two silver colored dials, for multiple time zone efficiency. The dials alone are enough to set this watch apart. They are concentric circles of steel; the outer is smooth and the inner is textured. The hour markers are a combination of Arabic and Roman numerals. The top dial uses Roman numerals at 3, 7 and 10 o’clock, bucking custom again. There is also a 6 o’clock date window in the top dial. The watch’s movement is 1 RONDA and it is 5 ATM water resistant. The dial window is double curved sapphire with an anti-glare surface. The primary strap is the brown alligator 12-ABRD.
The Philip Stein 12VBW Prestige men’s watch sells for $1,660 at authorize sellers.
Philip Stein held nothing back when creating its Modern 9-CRBS men’s watch. Starting with a super sized watch face, this time piece combines numerous features with innovative technology and visual elements that demand to be appreciated. Put it all together and you have a masterpiece of wrist watches that will not be outdone for decades, if ever.
The round, stainless steel, oversized case is nearly two inches in diameter. Under the full sapphire crystal that covers the watch face, there are two main dials to keep track of two different time zones. Within the top main dial there are three sub-dials – one for 24-hour time, one for minutes, and a chronograph stopwatch. There is also a date window at six o’clock. On this top dial, there the space is maximized by using different elements as hour markers. The date window, as mentioned, is six o’clock. Three, nine and noon are marked by Arabic numerals, ten and two are the edges of sub-dials and 11, 1, 4, 5, 7 and eight are denoted by white dots. The two black main dials are pasted atop a gray, wavy background that helps make the Philip Stein Modern 9-CRBS men’s watch as much are as time piece.
The Philip Stein Modern 9-CRBS men’s watch retails for $1,695.
Philip Stein brings one of its characteristically futuristic watches down out of the clouds a little bit with some earth tone accenting on its Signature 3-T-CRCS men’s watch. Earthy or not, it is still one of the most advanced watches you will find, with modern designing that raises the bar for the rest of the industry and features and quality that won’t be outdone.
The Signature 3-T-CRCS men’s watch has Philip Stein’s oblong shaped watch face with two main dials and three sub-dials, ensuring you will never be stuck in boredom without anything to look at. The case is stainless steel and the main dials are silver colored on a background of what Philip Stein calls “taupe crystal.” There is a wavy textured look on that background to set it off ever so slightly from the dials. Among the sub dial features are military time and a chronograph stopwatch. The top main dial also includes a date window at 6 o’clock. A curved mineral crystal with a sapphire coating covers the dial and the watch is 5 ATM water resistant. The primary strap is calf leather Riva brown with red stitching, SKU# 3-CRVBR.
The Signature 3-T-CRCS Men’s Watch retails for $1,220 at Philip Stein and authorized sellers.
The Philip Stein Signature Sport Chronograph 5-CF-CRWS-NRB is perhaps the busiest men’s watch ever. I can’t decide whether it is more evocative of NASCAR or jet planes. It has the checkers of a finish line, the circular gauges of a dashboard and the knobs, instrumentation and materials of an aircraft.
The oblong watch case is carbon fiber and black rubber and the strap is black rubber, making the Signature Sport Chronograph 5-CF-CRWS-NRB men’s watch one of Philip Stein’s most sporty. The watch face, protected by a sapphire coated curved mineral crystal, includes two white main dials on a black and grey checkered background and three black sub dials within the top main dial, plus a date window at 4 o’clock. The sub dials measure military time, minutes and seconds. There are a total of four knobs to control the dials, making the side of the watch about as busy as the inside. In addition to black, white, grey and gunmetal colors, there are red accents on the second hands, sub dial rims and at 12, 3, 6 and 9. The watch has Swiss quartz movement and it is 15 ATM water resistant.
The Philip Stein Signature Sport Chronograph 5-CF-CRWS-NRB men’s watch retails for $1,695 at authorized sellers.
There’s no doubt that this Philip Stein Collections Signature Small Stainless Steel Case with Full-Cut Diamonds would be a lovely addition to any women’s wrist. But perhaps all those feel good vibes that make you playful. Because this watch, glamorous as it is, can’t help but wink a bit at its clever styling.
To start with there’s the face – as delicate as a snowflake. The Nouveau Diamond Dial has scattered diamond markers that give the impression of being truly scattered and then ever so artfully rearranged with a few left loose for even greater effect. Even more diamonds adorn the bezel for a total of 1.20 carat total weight. A wavy, fretwork design on the crystal separates the two dials while an Arabic one o’clock and Roman seven o’clock on the lower dial is yet another example of the design juxtapositions that Philip Stein does so well.
The watch is shown with an Alligator Platinum Metallic strap that works well with the monochromatics of the watch face and adds interest by bringing in another textural element.
Interestingly, Philip Stein chose a taupe crystal for this watch. While the slight coloration isn’t visible, it’s certain the design choice adds something to the overall effect, perhaps taking the chill off an otherwise wintry color theme.
That’s what’s on the outside. But as we all know, it’s the proprietary technology on the inside that makes the wearer more relaxed, more rested and more immune to life’s stresses. The integrated active technology is designed to reinforce the human body’s electromagnetic field with a natural earth signal associated with calm, meditation, relaxation, and enhanced performance.
The Collections Signature 1DD-T-NM101 retails for $3800 and can be found at the Philip Stein website or an authorized reseller.