Review: TW Steel Maverick Chronograph
TW Steel were founded in the Netherlands in 2005 by Ton Cobelens and his son Jordy. Ton was originally a distributor for Raymond Weil & Maurice Lacroix when he started designing watches for airlines such as KLM & Martinair. He then started an advertising company and created campaigns for the Swatch group. After selling this company, he then designed a watch that became popular in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. This led to the formation of TW Steel with his son Jordy as the CEO. Their watches have become known for their large oversized watches and chronographs.
TW Steel Maverick Chronograph
With it’s bold, some would say caricature, face, this watch may not be to everybody’s liking, but there is no getting away from the fact that it makes a statement. Quite what that statement is, I’m not too sure!
The face is larger than it looks, with a classy cream dial and encompassed in a 45mm stainless steel case, with polished bezel and reinforced mineral crystal glass.
The oversized luminous hands point to bold black batons and Arabic numeral hour markers, with a sweeping second hand. The two chronograph sub-dials are subtle, but functional, as is the date window between the four and five o’clock positions.
The crown and chronograph buttons are, perhaps, a little too large in relation to the watch as a whole, but that is a minor criticism.
A very nice chocolate brown vintage strap with ‘quick-change’ functionality completes the look.
Under the hood
Powered by quartz movement and water-resistant to 100m.
As mentioned, it is a personal choice and not for everybody, but I really like this watch. It is bold, it is different, but it works (visually and mechanically, you’ll be pleased to know)!
This watch looks classy and belies it’s extremely reasonable price. Available now for just £256.