British watch brand Schofield has dropped the Japanese Beater B5, a companion piece to its Japanese Bronze Beater B4, and a watch it’s calling the “prettiest Schofield to date.”
The watch pairs a 44mm example of Schofield’s Brutalist case – made from a ‘Middle-tex’ finish stainless steel – with a decorative sterling silver and enamel caseback featuring a plum tree motif, inspired by a manhole cover from Fuchū in Tokyo.
The face reflects the plum color palate with a stepped “muted, blossom colored” dial, green glowing Super-LumiNova C3 highlights and brushed gold hands, matching the gold ring in the middle of the crown.
The watch – which, like all Schofields, comes with a matching lapel pin - is secured on a coarse-weave Japanese plum canvas strap, naturally dyed using persimmon and plum, featuring an indigo calf lining.
Schofield presents the watch in a special edition ash box with ‘X marks the spot’ engraving inside the lid, a removeable cedar mounting block and space for the matching pin.
Powered by an STP 1-11 automatic time-only movement, the Japanese Beater B5 is available now as a limited edition of 29 pieces via Schofield, priced £2,983 GBP (approximately $3,594 USD) excluding VAT.
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