Wind Chaser

$395.00

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This Wind Chaser timepiece is a symbol of freedom and exploration. The boat is heeling to port while attempting to outrun the storm. You can almost feel the wind and ocean swells. As in all of our watches, the dial is set behind sapphire glass to resist scratches and is encased in a hypoallergenic stainless steel case. The hour and minute hands are luminous (glow in the dark) with a silver or blue seconds indicator.

Meticulously crafted by hand, this Mother of Pearl, abalone and wood dial is a head turner! 


BACKSTORY

For a few years in my mid 20's, I lived on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. It was a magical time, full of adventure and challenge. We were young, strong, and loved to push our limits.

The San Francisco Bay was an intense training ground and also a great place to meet other sailers who had incredible seafaring stories to tell. We sailed every every chance we got, playing in the white caps of the bay. Like every live-aboard, we soon wanted to take a few years off and cruise the South Pacific. We dreamt of making the loop from SF to Costa Rice, over to Australia, up to Micronesia, then Japan, over to Hawaii and back home.

We were finally ready - we equipped our boat, paid off our bills and began to get open-ocean experience by bringing racing yachts back to San Francisco from Mexico. After two successful trips, we were hired to bring a beautiful Swedish built Swan 44 up the coast.

But things didn't go as planned. It was a harrowing trip that changed the trajectory of my life. Obviously, Mother Nature had other plans for me. In San Diego I got off that boat, promptly sold my boat, and enrolled in engineering school.

Even though my South Pacific trip didn't work out (and I'm ok with that), I still have a love for sailboats and feeling the wind to adjust my course.

So, when a family member asked me to create a sailboat watch for her son, my eyes got wide and I jumped at the chance!


Process and Materials

  • The amazing stormy sky on this dial is brown Mother of Pearl. It’s a very special abalone shell only found in the Philippines. 
  • The sails are white Mother of Pearl
  • The boat itself is maple wood.
  • The boat hull is black lip abalone, also found in the Philippines. 
  • The vibrant blue water is traditional Paua abalone tinted blue.

 


What's special about a Celeste Watch?
  • 38mm Case: Polished 316L hypoallergenic stainless steel.
  • Movement: Swiss made Ronda movement (cell 364). The battery life is approximately 18 months from the time of assembly or last service.
  • Sapphire Glass: It is extraordinarily scratch-resistant. Sapphire has a value of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This makes it the 3rd hardest natural substance next to moissanite (synthetic diamonds) and diamonds. Its fracture toughness is around 4 times greater than that of Gorilla Glass.
  • Hands: Luminous. Three hands - standard hours, minutes and seconds indication.
  • Water Resistance: Up to 50M (~150 ft).
  • Lifetime Batteries: Every Celeste watch comes with lifetime batteries. That means that your battery will be changed by us at no cost (only the cost of shipping). You can mail your watch to our boutique or stop by to take advantage of this portion of your warranty. If neither of these options are convenient and you choose to have your battery replaced locally, it is important to have your watch serviced by a reputable jeweler to ensure the integrity of your beautiful Celeste watch.
  • Band size: 20mm.
  • Travel Friendly: Every Celeste watch comes with its very own travel friendly case! Perfect for storage and shipping, your watch is snuggly nestled in plush felt, protected from drops, knocks, and bangs.
  • Two Year Warranty.