I always route for the underdogs. That’s why, while there are many amazing stories from the high seas, the story of the HMS Victory has always been a personal favorite of mine. During the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21st, 1805, twenty-seven British ships led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard the HMS Victory defeated thirty-three French and Spanish ships without a single British vessel being lost. The Victory’s given name proved prophetic. And it’s that sort of dynamic success story that drove me to commission this incredible watch.
The Maritime is my tribute to Victory. This is a timepiece classic that demonstrates the same balance of style displayed by the great ships of the past. Here you’ll experience stout geometric elements paired perfectly with smooth, sleek curves. The Maritime’s precise quartz movement, protected by a solid stainless steel back, propels it function with more advanced technology than the wind that filled the sails of Victory, but it is no less graceful in its operation.
HMS Victory is still in commission, and is in fact the oldest commissioned warship in the world. Currently she adorned with black and gold paint (you can see where we got the inspiration for the color scheme of this watch), and is docked as a museum attraction in Portsmouth. I think you’ll agree that the Stauer Maritime is a fitting tribute to her rugged beauty.