Swiss inventor and architect Ulrich Van-Heusen was a master craftsman who dedicated himself to his trade. He lived in an era when only the wealthy could afford a timepiece. But in 1923, Van-Heusen completed his first automatic calendar watch - only one of seven he ever completed. It displayed not only the time, but also the date, day and month; and it was the first to designate the difference between AM and PM. Van-Heusen named his brand Steinhausen after the region in Switzerland from where his family came.
Ulrich Van-Heusen was steadfast in his belief that wristwatches, not the prevalent pocket watch, would eventually become an item people could not live without. And he was correct! Wristwatches became the must-have item for people of all social strata, but the distinguished gentry continued to buy Steinhausen's handcrafted marvels. The Great Depression almost eliminated handmade watches of this quality. Similar watch that remain today fetch hundreds of thousands at auctions.
Steinhausen continues its reputation of producing the finest workmanship and classy designs. And nowwe are pleased to re-introduce the original Steinhausen model with stylish updates. Like the original Steinhausen, each watch is painstakingly reproduced by hand from 185 genuine Swiss parts. Then it is so rigorously tested for two weeks that just six percent of movements made end up in a Steinhausen. Swiss automatic movement standards allow for an accuracy of +25/-27 seconds per day. Our Steinhausen watches rate +15/-13 seconds per day, making it more accurate.
The Steinhausen Classic Automatic Calendar Watch is a Limited Production Watch, ensuring the value of your watch will increase over time. We followed the Van-Heusen tradition of displaying the day, date, month, year, and moon and stars depicting day and night. The sweeping second-hand movement, brushed and polished stainless steel, and ivory face with Roman numerals is included, too. Twenty-one jeweled stones inside aid movement and accuracy.
Try the Classic for a month. If you are dissatisfied with the beauty and accuracy, or if you aren't receiving compliments from people, return it. We'll refund your money. Steinhausens are must-haves among Japanese and European collectors. Steinhausens are only found in luxury boutiques and through Steinhausenonline.com. The value of the Classic is sure to increase over time - not just monetarily but also in the amount of attention you'll receive. Until now, most of us couldn't afford a timepiece of such masterful style and quality. Be the first to wear this remarkable timepiece and own a part of watchmaking history!