New York’s world-famous Times Square may not derive its name from watchmaking, but when Joseph Bulova emigrated from the Czech Republic to Manhattan in 1870, he founded a company that would produce some of the most innovative timepieces in the USA – and the rest of the world.
Bulova’s revolutionary Accutron watches first appeared in the 1960's, sporting an ingenious movement powered by a vibrating tuning fork (instead of ticking, it hums at a high pitch). They were technically the world’s first electronic watches, and this extraordinary method of power is still employed in many of the Bulova Accutron collections today.
Combining cutting-edge materials with a traditional aesthetic, The Stratford Collection truly embodies Bulova’s thirteen decades of watchmaking expertise. With a black dial and elegant gold detailing, the 63B145 delivers a superb Swiss-made automatic movement for just £495. For the same exceptional price, the 63B138 men’s silver Chronograph offers a 42mm steel case, stitched black leather strap, domed sapphire crystal glass and 50m water resistance.
On the sportier side of things, the 63B141 is a highly versatile quartz chronograph that features a stainless steel bracelet, black-patterned dial and a quirky 4 o’clock date display – perfect for the office dweller or the weekend adventurer!
Those seeking a more traditional style will appreciate the rose gold-plated tonneau-shaped case of the 64B114. The Swiss-made quartz piece features full chronograph functionality, a black leather strap with deployment buckle, and a generous 41mm case.
The pièce de résistance of the Stratford Collection, however, is the exquisite 63C006 chronograph. Powered by an exceptional self-winding ETA 7750 Valjoux 25-jewel movement, this classic tonneau-shaped piece features a silver dial, stitched brown leather strap, and separate day and date dials.
Browse the Bulova Accutron Stratford Collection.