Masters of both Bauhaus minimalism and Flieger functionality, Stowa has just released two blacked-out watches in limited numbers. With the Flieger Verus Black Forest, Stowa gives this modern 40-millimeter pilot’s watch a sophisticated stealth; with the Antea 1919 Black Forest, the German watch house is celebrating their Bauhaus roots, but the watch itself looks entirely up-to-the-minute in black.
Both watches house a top-grade ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, generously decorated and displayed through a sapphire rear window. The individual serial number (x/200 for the Flieger; just x/100 for the Antea) is featured prominently in black on the rotor. Stowa has always offered beautiful movement treatments, especially impressive at Stowa’s reasonable prices.
Both cases are stainless steel with a fine bead-blasted treatment and black coating. The Flieger Verus measures 40 x 48.6 millimeters with a modest height of just 10.2 millimeters, while the Antea Black Forest is issued in Stowa’s versatile 39 x 47.8-millimeter case. Strap width is 20 millimeters on both watches, and both cases provide 50 meters of water resistance.