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.
From the Philip Stein Active Collection comes the Chronograph rose gold men’s steel watch (sku 32-ARG-RBB). Like pretty much any Philip Stein watch, it has enough class to be appropriate for many occasions, but also the individuality to set it apart from pretty much any other time piece design out there. The colors — white on gold on black, encircled with rose gold steel and accented by a black silicone strap — are sedated enough, but the way they are put together is anything but drowsy.
While the rose gold steel case on the Chronograph 32-ARG-RBB is round, the face under the dial window is shaped more like, well, a face. It is a creativity of design unique to Philip Stein. This men’s watch also boasts Philip Stein’s famed frequency technology, said to boost and balance a body’s energy. And it has a sapphire coated curved crystal dial window, 3 ATM water resistance, date and second sub dials, and a sleek, integrated black silicone strap that cannot be changed. The gold-plated steel case is 1.65 inches in diameter and the strap has a thorn-buckle closure.
The Chronograph 32-ARG-RBB retails for $500 and can be found at the Philip Stein website or an authorized reseller.