Introducing Sternglas - Now Available At WatchGecko

Introducing Sternglas - Now Available At WatchGecko

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Fabian Iber


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Fabian Iber


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We're excited to add a new collection of Sternglas watches to our growing selections of brands we represent...

The Hamburg based watch company, Sternglas, has built its reputation around creating remarkable watches. Their designs are fundamentally inspired by the Bauhaus Movement that swept the European modern arts scene throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s, with an emphasis on minimalism and function.

The term Bauhaus originates back the German School of the Arts in the early 20th century, founded by Walter Gropius. It served as a hub for Europe’s most innovative creatives such as Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee. The school itself eventually flourished into its own art movement, recognized by their unique approach to architecture and design. Simply put, the movement gave prominence to function, featuring little ornamentation. Balanced forms and the occasional abstract shape were integral.

Great design often means keeping things simple.

Sternglas honours the design elements of Bauhaus through their geometric forms, aesthetic colours and steel and leather materials. Creating a collection of clean yet distinct watches, designed to the highest quality with no distractions.

The Marus

Sternglas has proven here that they're not afraid to break new ground, showcasing their newest venture into the world of dive watches with the Sternglas Marus. This dive watch is water resistant to 200 metres thanks to its screw-down crown feature, incorporating Nemoto Luminova hour markers to aid readability when you’re exploring the dark depths.

The no-frills black dial follows Sternglas’ design traits like slim hour markers and a scratchproof, double-domed sapphire crystal. The Sternglas Marus is powered by a Miyota 8215 automatic movement and comes with the Sternglas Block design watch strap, a stainless-steel bracelet featuring a butterfly clasp.


The Asthet

The Sternglas Asthet Automatic Bauhaus watch blends the clean design of a Bauhaus style watch with the technical accuracy of the Miyota Automatic Movement. This is how the Asthet embodies the design principles of simplicity and sophistication that is so prominent with Sternglas.

The dial of the Asthet is protected by a double-domed sapphire crystal. You’ll notice a distinct curvature on the dial and a ‘no-frills’ design that contrasts the sharply defined hands and indices. The case itself has been sandblasted and wears noticeably thin at an impressive 8.5mm, making the Asthet an incredibly affordable timepiece compared to similarly thin automatic watches. Turning the case over, you’ll see the abstract geometric design engraved on the Miyota 9015, staying true to the Asthet’s Bauhaus namesake.


The Selecta - Limited Edition

The Sternglas Selecta takes a slightly different approach to its design than the Asthet, combining an understated dial design with large numbers, date window and defined Nemoto Luminova hands, ensuring perfect legibility in the dark.

Sternglas has also opted for a different movement for the Selecta, powered by the Miyota 821A Automatic Movement with a hacking function, making sure this timepiece meets the technical accuracy we expect from a premium brand. The embellished rotor featuring the Sternglas logo can be seen through the open sapphire caseback. The caseback also has an engraved limitation number, making this limited-edition timepiece truly unique.

This 38mm dress watch is also impressively durable, housed in a double-domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating, giving the Selecta water resistance up to 50 metres. Limited to only 999 pieces be sure to get yours while stocks last!


The Naos Automatic

The Naos Automatic is the automatic little brother of the already distinguished Sternglas Naos, featuring the same functional and minimal Bauhaus design elements. The 38mm stainless-steel case presents an understated dial with a date window and defined silver hands and indices. Powered by the same movement as the Selecta, the Miyota 821A Automatic Movement provides up to 42 hours of power reserve and is visible through the open caseback.

Sternglas has opted for an interchangeable Milanese watch strap, which really adds to the sophisticated look of the Naos Automatic.


The Hamburg

The Sternglas Hamburg Automatic is an homage to its hometown where Sternglas still operates from today. Inspired by the city’s rich seafaring history that's visible in the nautical design elements of this timepiece.

The Hamburg Automatic has the largest case in the Sternglas collection, with a very wearable 42mm case that incorporates a precise 3-hand self-winding Miyota 8215 Movement. Sternglas has created the Hamburg to be adventure ready, utilizing durable materials like stainless-steel and scratchproof sapphire crystal, while luminescent Luminova hands and indices insure perfect readability during the day or night.

The caseback reveals the most impressive design feature of this watch. Taking a closer look you'll make out an intricately engraved birds-eye-view of Hamburg’s streets and rivers.



Check out our full collection of Sternglas Dive and Dress Watches here.


WatchGecko are now authorised retailers for Sternglas watches

We are proud to announce we are now official retailers for Sternglas watches. We have a variety of models available, including all the watches mentioned in this article. Every purchase of a Sternglas watch also helps us protect 100 square metres of rainforest with our partnership with TR[1]BE.

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Fabian Iber

About the Author: Fabian Iber

I’m a writer for WatchGecko Magazine, gravitating more towards anything that ticks off the beaten track with the occasional diver sprinkled in and enjoy seeing how microbrands are impacting the watch world.

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