The Viola is a larger version of the Cesario, boasting a larger and more impressive 48mm case design, which is blanked from solid 316-L surgical grade stainless steel and harbors a slightly domed Krysterna crystal on its topside. The attractive dodecagonal bezel features a satin finish on its topside with polished beveled facets providing a glistening contrast refracting light with every move. On the flip side, the stainless steel screwed-in exhibition case-back reveals the magnificent and reliable 20-jewel self-winding mechanical movement, caliber ST-90089. The Viola is mounted on a 24-millimeter wide alligator embossed and padded genuine French leather strap. The final accoutrement is the stainless steel push button dual deployant clasp with the Stührling signed logo. Make no mistake, this Viola is pure watchmaking at its finest!
The Traveler Family is part of the Classic Collection, a group of formal timepieces designed to enhance your formal attire. Each member of this family has either a world timer or a dual-time complication to help you keep track of time no matter where your adventures take you.
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.
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: Classic Three Hand Movement
• Dial: Color Coordinated Dial with Center Cutout
• Hands: Luminous Hands
• Markers: Individually Applied Fancy Arabic Numerals
Diagrams of Features