The Stowa Partitio is one of those sleeper watches that, once taken in fully and appreciated, is easy to become obsessed with. It’s easy to ignore or forget about it amidst Stowa’s other, more well know watches. The Antea in particular is such a fine example of an early 30’s German design that it takes the spotlight. Well, the Partitio is no less gorgeous, but much more subtle and soft spoken. It’s a vintage styled three-hander with a classic design that hints at WWII field watches, but is more refined for formal wear. It rides the line between casual and dress making it suitable for all occasions, and has a quiet charm that makes it irresistible. At about $700 (w/o VAT) it’s a good value too. There are two colors and two movements to choose from, but for my money, I would go for the white dial with manual ETA 2801 movement, for that vintage feel.
Today’s PWW plays off of the reserved style of the Partitio, with some fall/winter clothes that are ready for the office, or a night out in Berlin.
Pairing by Ilya Ryvin, Words by Zach Weiss