Look closely. Can you tell where this watch has been? It's traveled to a place no one can ever visit, from a time that never existed. Something conceived but never realized... until now. This is what a watch might look like on the arm of an H.G. Wells or Jules Verne character as they journey through time and space. This is the overlapping of ideas--the future as seen from the past and the past as seen from the future. Some call it Retro-futurism. At Stauer, we just call it cool.
The Stauer Extraordinaire revisits the forms and proportions of Victorian-era machinery, but infuses the look with modern technology and style. The here-and-now was once the waiting unknown. The citizens of the 1800s might not have enjoyed flying machines or computers, but they could still dream how those innovations might look. And dream they did. People like Verne and Wells dared to conjure up and describe the wonders of the future. And now that many of those visions are realities, there's a movement to re-create the flavor of the vintage designs with a modern flair.
The history of the future. The Extraordinaire (named after a collection of Verne's stories) is driven by a precise quartz movement and has been sturdily cast in beautiful gold-toned stainless steel. It's etched with fine textured details from the knobs and dials associated with machines of a bygone era. On the genuine leather band, a double hinge lets the watch move smoothly, ensuring a secure, comfortable fit. And the over-sized buttons are reminiscent of the pistons and gears commonly depicted as "the way computers will look someday." The face of the watch is no less detailed. Three individual dials track hours, minutes, and seconds and the date is displayed between the 4 and 5 o'clock positions. It can truly be said that The Stauer Extraordinaire embodies a style sure to last even once the future we imagine today has becomes our children's past. Fits wrists 6 ¾"- 8 ½".