Strong and dependable, classic and stylish – these are all words that describe Stuhrling Original’s “Taurus,” a mechanical automatic timepiece in the Metro Collection. This tonneau-shaped case design measures 39mm from 9-3 and 43mm from 12-6, a confident size for any formal event. The double milled stepped design bezel perfectly complements the sunray pattern on the dial, and the lightly curved Krysterna crystal protects the movement, which includes classic hour, minutes, small seconds, and quick set date complications. The Taurus comes equipped with an alligator embossed genuine leather strap, an ideal choice for a boardroom style timepiece.
Krysterna is proprietary to Stührling Original and refers to the crystals that are used in its timepieces. Krysterna stems from the eyewear industry and has more strength over a spread surface area than sapphire. Krysterna crystals are more scratch resistant than mineral crystals and more shatter resistant than sapphire crystals.
The Metropolis Family is part of the Classic Collection, timepieces with a distinct urban and modern design. This family includes some of Stuhrling Original's boldest styles, each featuring a rectangular or square case with exquisite dial configurations and advanced automatic movements.
Summary of Features
• Movement: Manual/Self-Winding Automatic Movement
Automatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.
Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking. They're considered more satisfying to watch collectors (horologists) because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder (a great gift for collectors).
• Complications: Three Hand Movement with Quick Set Date
• Dial: Damier Finish Central Dial and Sunray Pattern on Outer Dial
• Hands: Dauphine-Style Hands
Diagrams of Features
The Taurus is a classy men's timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement that is housed in a stainless steel case. It has a guilloche like stamped damier finish central dial and sunray pattern outer dial and has hand applied teeth style markers. The bezel is elegantly polished with a double milled step design.
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