TW Steel – The New School in Time

Dutch by design, big in attitude and peerless in class. Unashamed to be different and taking strength from size, TW Steel – meaning ‘The Watch in Steel’ has rapidly established itself as a big, bold lifestyle brand. The company have swiftly carved a new timeline in the watch market since their arrival on the market in 2005. Located in the Netherlands's creative heart of Amsterdam, TW Steel specialize in big to very big watches. Styles are very interesting ranging from conventional chronographs to aviators to huge 50mm models with canteen crowns. Movements run the gamut from quartz to ETA 2836-2 automatics. All of their models feature a heavy, nicely machined stainless steel case in one of several finishes.  Their leather bands are classically styled all beautifully finished. The leather is in the 3-4mm thick range and the buckles are both solid and engraved. Bracelets are all solid link with the visual trade mark of a long lasting watch. Crystals are mineral, some with subtle sapphire coating.  Many of their models have an auto racing theme as company are currently working with the Yamaha racing teams.   img-111 To work in collaboration with one of the fastest racing teams in the world, you need to be on their level. At the core of TW Steel's Yamaha factory racing collection are the design values and materials used by the team to gain the extra second on the track. Carbon fibre and steel are blended to form dynamic watches constructed with the attention to detail expected from the best of the best. tw-steel-rose-and-brown-slimline-2 A bold vintage leather strap adorns this striking Canteen Style model. Additional features include black dial with luminous green numbering. The original TW Steel, the Canteen was the first design to hit the market and remains the boss as the number one collection. Defined by the signature hook/crown cap and two steel dots on the leather strap it’s an instantly recognizable design icon. Available in three-hand, automatic and chronograph editions. The Canteen series offers models in both 45-mm and 50-mm cases - large enough for pretty much anyone. Part of the update for this model is the tapered date window that works well. This watch gives personality with a smart formal look, the perfect accompaniment to a designer suit or a sleek business style. Paired with a more casual outfit It emulates a rugged style fitting for the causal watch lover seeking something a little different. With over 200 retailers in every major city in the UK, TW Steel stands unique amongst its rivals concentrating exclusively on continuing to develop and lead the 'oversized' watch market. Its collections are reflective of, and available for all tastes and occasions without compromise to design or build. TW Steel offers a defined sense of individuality with style and quality assured. To check out the full TW Steel product range

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