Watches are a wonder. The complexities of their inner workings are a marvel and it’s almost unbelievable that people mastered this ridiculously involved engineering feat so long ago. Philip Stein’s watch designs are also a wonder, technically and visually. In the Philip Stein Large Automatic Prestige 12A SKBL men’s watch, the two wonders are brought together. The famed watch mechanics are featured as a complementing visual element in yet another of Philip Stein’s routinely magnificent designs. In this timepiece, you can actually view precision in action, if you can focus through looking at one of the more original watch faces you’ll see.
The Philip Stein Large Automatic Prestige 12A SKBL men’s watch features two time zones, one with Roman numerals, the other with numbers. Each of the dials are ivory on a textured navy background. The primary dial includes a date window at 6 o’clock and the hands are what Philip Stein calls “skeleton blue,” providing a glinting accent to the watch face, which is protected by a double curved sapphire crystal. The back of the case features two small sapphire crystal “bull eye” windows. The watch’s movement mechanism is 1 RONDA and the watch is 5 ATM water resistant. The alligator navy 12-AN is the primary strap.
The Philip Stein Large Automatic Prestige 12A SKBL men’s watch retails for $2,455 at the Philip Stein website or other authorized sellers.