After 8 weeks to the day, my Antea 365 arrived today. I was lucky that we had a bit of a blizzard here on the east coast of the USA today or I would not have been home to sign for the Fedex delivery. I normally would have been at work and would have had to go to Fedex to sign for it.
What a beautiful watch! The photos on the internet just don't capture some of the delicacy of the face, and some of the subtle detailing of the case and movement. The movement when viewed through the display back is very nicely finished as well (lots-o-perlage, blued screws etc.). I have attached some poor photos that do not do it justice.
As many of you know, the quality that I see in these watches is easily on a par with watches retailing for 3-4x times its cost (the benefits of buying direct!). I still cannot believe that the watch is only 36.5 mm in diameter. It wears much larger due to its narrow bezel. The face is as large as my 40 mm Sinn and almost as large as my 43.8 mm Ball. I am very happy that I went for the 365 vs. the 390. It really looks perfect on my 7=1/8" (18 cm) wrist.
Stowa, much to my surprise was also kind enough to provide an extra strap! The communication was excellent throughout the transaction; from initial order through delivery (Kudos to Viveca Hafner).
My highest compliments to Jorge and his watch making team!