The Shinola Black Blizzard Chronograph

At the Steven Alan event I co-hosted with Shinola I got to experience Shinola’s new Black Blizzard Chronograph in person. The latest in Shinola’s growing watch collection, the Black Blizzard is the brand’s first titanium chronograph watch and will be available in a 42mm and 48mm case. The most challenging and technically demanding Detroit-built timepiece to date, the watch is driven by the Argonite 5050 high-accuracy quartz movement and features an iconic Shinola black dial, titanium sport turning topring, signature case back plate, 20ATM depth rating, and is accompanied by an additional black rubber strap. Like the rest of Shinola’s watches the Black Blizzard is assembled here in the USA, in their converted shoe polish factory in Detroit, using quartz movement kits from Ronda in Switzerland. Ronda is a family-owned leader in the watch movement and manufacturing industry. The Black Blizzard was inspired by the dust storms that plagued the Great Plains in the 1930s. This durable watch is an ode to the perseverance of America, and the people of this country that have stood against adversity. Each watch is accompanied by a leather-bound coffee table book on the desert storms with rare photos, newspaper clippings, and a brief history of the era. The watch will be released in November of this year.

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