Monday, 11 August 2008

Ernst Benz Beijing Chronoscope

To celebrate the 2008 Summer Olympics, Swiss watch manufacturer Ernst Benz ( has created the Beijing 2008 Limited Edition ChronoScope. The watches are the first in a new series that will be released biannually to celebrate the great cities of the world.

The 47mm watch has been done in two different dial executions, Noir (Black) and Vermilion (China Red) with both versions limited to only 88 pieces hand-finished in brushed stainless steel.

Also an even more limited version of only eight pieces per dial which be available in Black PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coated brushed steel. The dials feature a Traditional Chinese pattern for fire as well as incorporate Traditional Chinese characters for the numerals; with the 8th hour marker done in a contrasting color.

The watch comes in Chinese-themed packaging and wiill be available with the choice of either hand-stitched alligator straps: black with red stitching or red with black stitching. The stainless steel version will retail for $5,800 while the Black PVD coated brushed stainless steel version will retail for $6,800.

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