The name Calvin Klein invokes images of style and a cutting edge sense of fashion. Since 1997 Calvin Klein has been making chronographs for men who appreciate the precision and craftsmanship that goes into this time honoured horological creation.
Chronographs were first used to time horse races in the 1800’s, the first commercial one commissioned by King Louis XVIII of France himself, but they quickly evolved from horse racing to use in other sports like automobile racing, aviation, Olympic sports, deep sea diving, water sports and even naval and submarine navigation. When the astronauts aboard the Apollo 13 found themselves stranded in space 200,000 miles away from earth, with no way to get back after mechanical equipment malfunctioned on their spacecraft, these men were able to use the chronographs they wore, which was a requirement of the NASA space program, to calculate a precisely timed, critical engine burn, which allowed them to successfully align their capsule for a safe re-entry into earth’s atmosphere and engineer a safe splash down.
The demand for chronographs has grown steadily from that time and countless watchmakers have fought to upstage each other with their new innovations, in the race to make the perfect chronograph.
Now Calvin Klein has answered the call with their Dart collection, adding a tough of CK style to the classic chronograph.
The Calvin Klein Black Dart K2S371D1 is 45mm wide with a brushed and polished stainless steel case. It has a polished stainless steel bezel and a black dial with a textured centre. Included in this sleek design, is all the features you can expect from a chronograph, namely a date display window at the 4 O’clock position, three small sub dials which feature a seconds display at the 6 o’clock position, a chronograph 30-minute counter at the 10 o’clock position and a 1/10th of a second counter at the 2 o’clock position.
It has a quartz movement and the hands and markers are luminescent for easy use in the dark. The watch is covered by scratch resistant mineral crystal and allows for reduced glare. The Dart K2S371D1 is also water resistant up to 100 meters. The rubber band has a metal buckle closure.
The black and stainless steel design of the CK Black Dart K2S371D1 is a testament to style and functionality, making it a great accessory for the man who takes time seriously.