Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

I knew this watch existed for a while but seeing in the flesh solidified the feeling that yes, this is of the most (if not the most) steampunk timepieces in existence - and here I get to put it on. I believe it came out in 2008. Plus, unlike stuff from Cabestan and Vianney Halter, this Chronoswiss is not going to cost in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for a cool timepiece.

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

The watch is the Wristmaster CH 2703. It is two timepieces placed next to each other, and mimics the look of dashboard instruments from classic cars and planes. The CH 2703 is the full set, while the individual pieces are the CH 2803 for the watch, and CH 7503 for the stopwatch. The steel watches are on a steel plate attached to the double strap system. The watch is a full 84mm wide by 42mm tall, and 20mm thick. Yea, it is wearable - but on your forearm more than your wrist. Quality is good and typical of German Chronoswiss. I did strap it on, and it looks neat - not everyday wear neat, but certain neat. It is also totally absurd. With double straps and a top heavy design, it will fit best on large wrists made like straight tree trunks.

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

Chronoswiss Wristmaster CH 2703 Watch Available On James List   sales auctions

Inside the watch is a decorated based Swiss ETA 2892-A2 automatic movement while the stopwatch has a modified Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement. Logically speaking the separation of the time and chronograph works in favor of legibility - now each is even easier to read. See how nicely that works out? Design of the dials and case is based on the Timemaster collection - which is classic aviator complete with the hands, easy to read dials, and coined bezel. Chronoswiss is doing very well in the US market with their designs. Pieces such as this prove they know how to have fun and are willing to experiment. One of these rare Chronoswiss Wristmaster watches is available on James List here for just under $10,000.

5 comments
Phil Maurer
Phil Maurer

I like it in a SteamPunk kinda way. Too bad people that are into Steampunk do not have 10k to drop on watch, although it could be "cloned" nicely...

kris c
kris c

Lol. This is not what I imagine when I think Chronoswiss, I first thought maybe there were pictures of a new HD3 Hidlago variant that got posted to the wrong article.
I'd love to have CH2803 (we need more modern bullhead layouts) on it's own, but I don;t know that I could pull off this double trouble.

BIG CHRONO
BIG CHRONO

This would be a good contender for the Only Watch charity auction.

Ulysses
Ulysses

Ha! At first I thought I was looking at two pocket watches resting on a metal box. The watches individually would look quite nice but in their conjoined-twin form make for an unusually large, ugly baby. I wonder how long it takes to put on and remove - i'm not keen on fiddling with buckles. Chonoswiss redeem themselves with a lot of other attractive models though, so I forgive them.

Chris
Chris

So goofy, so fun. You really couldn't wear it in public, but at home the wife and pets would still be ashamed to be around you. That doesn't mean I don't want this.