Mr. Montre tells you today about a young brand placed under the sign of Stoicism, this famous acceptance and philosophical happiness of current preaching. In the controls, a great figure in luxury watchmaking who one day decided to design simple, qualitative and affordable watches for everyday use. Meeting with STOIC and its model. Pilot’s Watch.
The STOIC brand
Behind STOIC World hides a group of friends, including the famous English watchmaker. Peter Speake-Marin. Launched in 2018, this young brand is presented as an invitation to discover high quality watches for those who have little access to the very closed world of Haute Horlogerie. In addition to their passion for this universe, the founders of STOIC World also want to share a philosophy of life whose name is found in that of the brand.
Largely inspired by stoicism, watches stoic Timeless mix, classic design and robustness. They are sober quality watches, sold at very affordable prices. It’s simple, it’s beautiful and it feels good!
STOIC World capitalizes people and passion, puts its customers at the center of their concerns.
At the moment, the brand offers three collections in total: The pilot’s watch (what we talk about next), The chronographY Sports watch.
The pilot watch model
This watch pays tribute to the first aviators, as well as to the military watches of the 1940s. It is a useful model, both in its aesthetics and its construction.
First we look at its structure, that is, a well-proportioned 316L stainless steel case with a diameter of 38 mm and a thickness of 13 mm. For the bracelet, chocolate brown Italian leather accented with white stitching and two studs on the horns.
Then, we go to the dial, effectively remembering certain models of World War II. We told you, STOIC is placed on the simple side of the force. On the black gray sun background, few elements, enough. White numbers offer a strong contrast. Accompany the hour / minute hands with a luminous coating and the fine second hand, as discreet as possible. A date window is placed at 3 o’clock. The set is clear and could not be more readable. The set is protected by a triple layer anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
In the heart of this Pilot’s Watch, a Seiko NH35 movement with automatic winding, which offers a frequency of 3 Hz and a power reserve of 41 hours. You can admire it on the back of the watch thanks to the transparent back. In this same crystal, small subtlety, we find the famous phrase of Seneca, philosopher of the Stoic school: ” Nothing is ours, except time. “, to translate ” Nothing belongs to us, only time is ours. “
the Pilot’s Watch It is water resistant to 100 m (10 ATM). She can follow you in the shower, but avoid prolonged immersion. Finally, its price is quite attractive from the top of its $ 390.