Jorg Schauer Kulisse Edition 11 Chronograph Watch, Black

Jorg Schauer Kulisse Edition 11 Chronograph Watch, Black

German watchmakers often have a leaner, more austere aesthetic than their Swiss counterparts, in whose shadow they toil. But this creates alternatives for you that are very high quality, affordable, leverage Swiss internals, and are distinctive enough to set you apart. This Jorg Schauer Kalisse is a good example. This is an automatic mechanical chronograph with a beautiful, simple dial for precise reading of elapsed time. The case is stainless steel, hand-finished to a matte ground, with a striking screw-attached bezel. The crystal is slightly-domed sapphire and there is a display case-back revealing the decorated movement. A leather strap is standard, with stainless steel bracelet options offered. Other Kulisse models offer white faces with blue hands, as well as additional complications. This is the cleanest, meanest Kulisse.

  • Cool. A lean and clean motorsports-inspired German chronograph powered by an automatic movement with day/date display. The internals provide precise timekeeping in the case of an understated looker. The stainless steel case is a b... Cool. A lean and clean motorsports-inspired German chronograph powered by an automatic movement with day/date display. The internals provide precise timekeeping in the case of an understated looker. The stainless steel case is a black/silver/black steel sandwich with a red tachymeter register on the black matte bezel. The deep black face has red and white dial markings, luminous hands, and a needle-slender red sweep seconds hand. The strap is black leather with matching red stitching, secured by a deployant clasp. Sharp. The effect is finished off with red coral inlays capping the screw-down crown and pushers. Subtle, precise, masculine and sweet. For a more assertive take on the same functionality, check out Temption's Curare Classic Chronograph -- all black with yellow markings, just like the curare frog that inspired it. Temption is an interesting German watch company. It is not building watches for status-seekers. It designs and builds contemporary watches influenced by Bauhaus and WabiSabi design principles, in an effort to offer lasting value and style. The founder emphasizes simplicity, legibility and build integrity in every design. Want exclusivity? Temption only makes 700 watches per year. Get one.