Every year Andreas Hentschel builds only 25 INSELCHRONOMETER on the island of Sylt in the Nothsea. Every watch is a handmade masterpiece and a declaration f love to Germanys most northern island.
Sylt is a good place for watchmakers. Switzerland and Glashütte have their mountains but Sylt has its wave crests. Surounded by the elements a deep concentration emerges that makes every watch and movement a lasting value.
Wind, water, sun and sand: Sylts nature helps the watchmaker to focus on his meticulous task. It is the “genius loci”, the spirit of the place that gives the INSELCHRONOMETER its distinction, inseparable from the magic and elements of the island. This watch is meant to set a new benchmark for continuance and longeviy in the luxury watch segment and proved this in challenging tests.
In the Sylt scientific marine research station of the renowned “Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung” the Inselchronometer was subjected to severe endurance tests, was exposed to sun, salt, shock and other ardous trials, resisted seeawater and high pressure and temperature fluctuation without missing a beat. Ordeals to which a watch is normally not exposed to in everyday use. Just to be sure – a Hentschel would pass all those tests with flying colours. This is what the Hentschel seal of approval stands for: The INSELCHRONOMETER a watch for the island.
The INSELCHRONOMETER with manufactory movement WERK 1
Handmade on the island of Sylt and limited to 25 watches per year.