Stowa celebrates 90 years of continuous watchmaking in the Black Forest


German watchmaker Stowa is celebrating 90 years of uninterrupted manufacturing in 2017 and will launch a number of limited editions to mark the anniversary.

Stowa’s headquarters are in the Black Forest region of Germany, and all of its watches come packaged in cases created using wood from the Black Forest.

It is still run by its owners, who oversee a small team that produces the range of mechanical watches.


A highlight of the 2017 collection is the Marine Automatic Blue Limited (pictured above), which uses what the company calls a “new old stock” DUROWE 7526-4 German-made movement. Founded in 1933, DUROWE was one of the biggest movement producers in Germany in the intra-war years.

The 2017 Marine Automatic Blue is being sold in a limited edition run of just 250 pieces.

The company’s flagship model, the Flieger, is also being reissued with a vintage look that collectors will recognise as similar to the original Stowa Flieger launched in 1940.


All watches in the Stowa range sell for around £1000.


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