Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jaermann & Stübi Stroke Play Watch Collection Keep Track of Golfing Scores

Jaermann & Stübi Trans Atlantic 2012
Stroke Play Order of Merit
If Tag Heuer is associated with racing; Corum with sailing, Ebel with football, Richard Mille with tennis, Omega with the Olympics then Jaermann & Stübi is associated with golf.

Jaermann & Stübi ,relatively unknown in the general public, is highly regarded  among golfers, since the watch is able to keep track of golfing scores, which can be quite complicated at times.
Complicated golfing scores is the precise reason why Urs Jaermann decided to design a "golf watch".   The idea was born from two opposite emotions - a dislike for keeping scores and a love for watches.

For ten years Urs Jaermann mulled this idea over in his head .
A chance encounter between Urs Jaermann and Pascal Stübi at a communication strategy lecture fused Urs Jaermann dream and Pascal Stübi experience in watch making.  From this meeting Jaermann & Stübi  was born.  It took two more years for research, design & development, and in 2007 the first Jaermann & Stübi was delivered.


Every facet of a Jaermann &Stübi Stroke Play golf watch is designed and built for the game of golf as well as crafted in the watchmaking tradition.  The watches are automatic mechanical powered by a  Caliber A10 movement and  capable of a 42 hour power reserve.   This Certified Chronometer  is equipped with shock absorbers.  Not all watches are equipped with the ability to withstand the sharp movements required by the game of golf.  Jaermann and Stübi, however,  developed a patent pending  "Shock­Guard" visible via a scratch resistant sapphire crystal on the case back.  If a golfer has a terribly bad day and sends his ball soaring into a distant marsh, his watch will remain water resistance up to 100 meters, since the case back is hermetically attached to the case by six screws.

Stroke Play Eagle Heart
When Jaermann & Stübi came up with this idea they were venturing into uncharted territory in watchmaking, as no such complication  had ever been developed.  To make this "golf watch" work,  innovation was required.  Jaermann & Stübi succeeded and recently patented the " Golf Counter Complication" or JS02 mechanism.  This complication  is entirely separate from the timekeeping mechanism. The Golf Counter Complication enables one to count the number of strokes per hole displayed in a sub dial beneath the 12 'o'clock position as well as  the hole played displayed on the retrograde dial at the 6 'o'clock position.  In addition an innovative turning bezel functioning with ceramic ball bearings enable one to compare ones results after 18 holes with ones handicap.  The watch is capable of displaying  total played strokes per round shown in the images as 72 indicated at the top of the dial by a white circle or triangle.  

The 44mm watch cases are crafted in either stainless steel, titanium or gold. The hnads,  dials, sub dials and indices are accentuated with complimentary colors enabling clear read-outs.  Emblazoned on every Jaermann & Stübi dial is the companies signature Griffin.

St Andrew Links Stroke Play 1759
Another great feature of the watch is its synthetic humidity absorbing inner band.  Leather bands do not do well with moisture and thus this inner band is the perfect solution to  a sweaty problem. See: Summer Caution for Leather Watch Band Wearers.

Steel versions of the Stroke Play Watches are between 8000 and 10,000 Swiss Francs.

 Jaermann & Stübi is the official sponsor of St Andrew Links - St Andrew is known as the "home of golf".  Situated in Scotland, it is one of the oldest golf courses in the world where golf has been played since the 15th century.

Each and every Jaermann & Stübi golf timepiece exudes exceptional good taste worthy to track time on the most prestigious of courses. Father's Day is next month and if your father is a golfing guy than this is absolute the best gift he can get.

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