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.