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 History & Inspiration of the Antea design line

Since 1937, STOWA produces watches in the style of Bauhaus. The small number of watches existing from that period prove that not many companies realized this, by the standards of the time, new design. However, this plain and timeless design is well established today. Since 2000, STOWA produces its classic watch again with a modernized shape, in different sizes and versions. More interesting watches from that period can be seen at STOWA museum in Engelsbrand. May it be a small, solid gold watch for women with Roman numbers or a rectangular gold watch with Arabic ones. Collectors’ hearts leap for joy regarding the two watches depicted above. The rectangular watch is made of a so called desk case (Pultgehäuse), which means the watch case is thicker at 12 o’clock than at 6 o’clock – to better meet the eye of the beholder. The round shaped watch features a rare color combination: a Roman dial made of copper in a chromed watch case.

The original STOWA watch, around 1937.

One of many versions of the so called Bauhausstyle, built in the 1930s. 

Story of the Antea Design Line.

The design of the dials came from german dial factory Weber & Baral/Pforzheim.


Dials from Weber & Baral/Pforzheim. Around 1937.

The design inspirations in this days came from founder Arthur Weber. 

Reissue of the original classic design.

Antea KS. Handwinding. From 2004.

Automatic version.

Antea 390. Automatic. Handmade rotor.

Awarded. Goldene Unruh 2005.

Antea creme

2005, Antea Creme (preceding model of nowadays Antea 390) wins the Goldene Unruh, presented by German watch magazine UHREN-MAGAZIN. Since then, this model is produced almost unchanged. Its value was increased steadily by adding blued steel-watch-hands, a silver dial and a TOP movement.

More original dials from Weber & Baral.