You may wonder about the name of this watch - we did.
The Thomas Ninchritz Philipp is named in honor of his grandson, who although is not quite old enough to begin his training as a Master Watchmaker must nonetheless be very proud of his grandfather.
Most of Thomas' watches feature a second hand at 6, but the Philipp moves this function to 9. The dial and the hands are also noticeably different than his other watches. You'll notice that the hands and markers are silver in color and use a straight baton design, resulting in a very clean and crisp look.
Case is in stainless steel and is polished by hand. Black calf leather strap which is attached by screws and features an engraved tang buckle.
Thomas Ninchritz lives in Nuremberg, Germany and the Philipp features details that you won't find in most other mechanical watches:
- Traditional German 3/4 plate
- Swan neck fine adjustment
- Screwed gold chatons
- Unique Côtes de Genève pattern
- Perlage on inner plates
- Blued screws
- Hand engraved balance cock
- Movement is rhodium plated
It is important to note that Thomas completely finishes and decorates this movement by hand. The process of engraving the balance cock alone can take up to one day, and his attention to detail is immediately noticed on this watch.
We'd also like to point out something we've never seen on a mechanical watch. You may be familiar with the process of Côtes de Genève (Geneva stripes) where the watchmaker typically applies vertical patterns to decorate the movement plates. Thomas has developed his own technique where the patterns are actually circular as can be seen from the photograph above. The result is quite unique and striking.
The Thomas Ninchritz Philipp is a watch that goes everywhere with anything.