Stowa Flieger 40 Baumunster B Limited edition

Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Automatic Baumuster B Limited

Stowa have been making pilot’s watches since 1937, and they are based in Engelsbrand, near Pforzheim in Germany, where they also have a museum of their watches running back to 1927. The Stowa Flieger Klassik 40 Automatic Baumuster B Limited is part of celebrations of its 90th anniversary, and it is a limited edition of…

Stowa Flieger DIN Professional

Stowa Flieger DIN Professional

Stowa was one of the companies that made pilot’s watches for the Luftwaffe in the 1930s and ’40s, and so the brand feels a commitment and responsibility to this heritage. They make some watches that mirror the characteristics of Type A and Type B Flieger watches fairly closely, at least in terms of dial design.…

Stowa Flieger TO2

Stowa presented this three-hand watch, a modern variant of their classic pilot’s watch, at Baselworld 2015, and it became available in May 2015. While Stowa’s Flieger Classic is still available at prices starting from €860, the company has been presenting some more contemporary variants, with the Flieger TO1 Testaf in 2013, the Flieger GMT in…

Stowa Rana

Rana, a watch by German brand Stowa, is, in my opinion, one of the most original new timepieces of 2015. It represents an important step forward for a brand that is best known for its ever-popular pilot’s watches based on its own historical B-Uhr pieces. Rana is a powerful concentration of innovation in design and…

Stowa Ikarus Klassik Sport

The new Ikarus Klassik Sport by Stowa looks sleek and modern with its light grey rhodium-plated, bead-blasted dial, minimalist dial design and brushed steel case, but it is in fact very close to the original Stowa Flieger Baumuster Type A, as can be seen from the photo of a watch made in about 1939 below.…

Stowa

Company profile: Walter Storz founded Stowa (the name comes from the first two letters of his surname and name) in Hornberg, in Germany’s Black Forest, in 1927, and in 1935 the company relocated to Pforzheim. In 1938 they launched some Bauhaus-style designs (now part of the Antea series), and in 1939 the Marine Beobachtungsuhr (observation…