In the early 1930s, a special type of chronograph watch was created and nicknamed the “telephone timer” due to its unique design and markings. These watches were specifically designed to measure increments of time for phone calls and remind the wearer when to add another coin to the meter to continue their call.
Fast forward to today, and have a modern take on the telephone timer: the Metric Chronograph. Designed for coffee lovers and baristas alike, this watch has specific markers that indicate the optimal extraction time for an espresso shot, typically ranging from 25 to 35 seconds.
The Metric Chronograph has a classic and compact design, featuring a 1970s-style case made of stainless steel 316L with blended steel and contrasting brushed components that give it an industrial and retro look. With a case diameter of 36mm x 41.5mm and a thickness of 10.75mm, it is distinctive to its era while still being comfortable and wearable for any occasion.
The watch’s design mission was to create a utilitarian, retro-timing device that could be used to measure increments of time. The Metric Chronograph achieves this by offering a 60-minute timer in addition to its espresso shot markers, making it a versatile tool for any timing needs.
The Metric watch has ultra-refined details that can be seen on each plane of its case and bracelet. With high polishing and hand-brushed details, the Metric Chronograph is carefully designed to be your utilitarian dress watch that you can wear on any occasion.
The watch features a black multi-color dial with recessed subdials and BGW9 Superluminova, making it easy to read in any lighting condition. The sapphire glass crystal ensures durability and scratch resistance, while the stainless steel band with brushed and polished components adds to its industrial and retro aesthetic. The folding clasp with micro-adjustments ensures a comfortable and secure fit.
With a water resistance of 5ATM (50 meters), the Metric Chronograph is suitable for everyday wear and can withstand light water exposure. Priced at $450, this watch is an affordable yet stylish addition to any coffee lover’s collection.
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