I may not be the most graceful man on two skis, but the promise of Alpine vistas, bratwurst and beer beckoned me to take on a cross-country ski trip through southeast Germany. It also led me to the Bavarian Chronograph, one of my most prized possessions for its efficiency, precision and no-frills design.
With more enthusiasm than skill, I braved the snows of Bavaria armed with only one line of German: “Ein Bier bitte!” Fortunately, there were plenty of Gasthäuser along the way for me to practice my language skills and stop for a refreshment or two.
It was during one of these tavern pit stops that I found myself in a friendly drinking competition with three locals. I was outnumbered, and they had the homecourt advantage, but I valiantly struggled through. After all, the reputation of my country was on the line.
Stein after stein of golden suds departed down my gullet until I’d claimed victory. My prize? Aside from bragging rights, one of the Germans bet his watch to sweeten the deal.
It’s that watch that I offer to you now: the Bavarian Chronograph. This sleek, durable timepiece features a 24-hour military time indicator and a precision movement that oscillates at 32,768 times per second — so accurate you’ll make the ever-punctual Germans jealous. Forged of stainless steel and water resistant up to 3 ATM, it’s durable enough for hours of intense skiing and some Oktoberfest fun afterwards.
The Bavarian Chronograph: a watch for the man who makes the best of the worst.