Highlights of 2012 Stowa are two new watches: Marine Chronograph and Antea KS 41.
Jorg explaining that increasing the size on Antea addressed the need for more modern size requirement for larger wrists. Smaller Antea models still exist for customers who do not prefer watches over 38mm.
Lugs on Antea 41 sat very comfortably on the wrist. Height of the watch was more thicker than previous models due to Unitas movement, but size and contrast of the black hands on silver dial more than made up for it.
The simplicity of Bauhaus design and contrast of black on silver give the watch a stunning look.
This picture gives you an idea of the three different sizes of Antea: Antea 41, Antea 390, and Antea Small Second
Marine chronograph was much more appealing to me in person than the initial pictures. I own both 1938 and 1938 black, but this watch seems so much different than the other two chrono. I would describe the Marine chrono as a perfect hybrid between Schauer chrono and Stowa chrono - it has the subtle touches of Schauer watch and the elegance of Stowa watch. Perfect strap would be the grey croco to match light blue hands and silver dial (I know Mike Stuffler is smiling).
In other news, Jorg mentioned that he is still in process of developing the Durowe movement but construction of second floor in Stowa manufactury and fulfilling current orders is taking most of his time. We can hope for some limited number of Durowe watches being released before end of 2012.
Ikarus model has been around for a long time but when my son picked this watch out of all the watches, I understood the appeal of Ikarus. I did not appreciate the watch as much being a big follower of flieger watches but younger generation find it as a fresh spin on the flieger design.
Finally, Jorg has brought up the possibility of having a Stowa customer/fan appreciation this summer when the new building is inaugurated. I thought it would be appropriate to bring some Texas bbq sauce for the appreciation party