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Even with the great Jean-Claude Biver in-mind , you simply will not find another brand owner more enthusiastic about their watches than owner of Ernst Benz - Leonid Khankin . Although clearly energized when speaking about Ernst Benz , Mr . Khankin ’ s passion transcends his own brand as he embraces the visceral and natural connection between all types of watches and the people that appreciate them . His passion finds life in the watches and partnerships he develops and Ernst Benz watches are definitely worth your time .
While the majority of the line costs a bit more than our $ 2,500 precept and are a better fit for the content profile on the flip-side of this issue , EB does offer a 40mm SS ChronoSport at $ 2,275 with a highpolish finish , while the 44mm version is a scant $ 75 over our guideline and dressed with a brushed finish . It ’ s worth noting that Mr . Khankin has agreed to reduce the 44mm version from $ 2,575 to $ 2,500 for our readers in any case . Tell them Gary sent you for the discount .
If you ’ re considering a next-step up the horological echelon , the ChronoSport may be a good transitional option as an entrée into the next level . The Ernst Benz ChronoSport embodies optimal legibility made possible by the combination of a minimal bezel encroaching on the dial , large numerals , top-grade luminous material and a distractionfree dial . Fit and finish are superb , and even under the loupe you won ’ t find a missed step .
Inside the Chronosport beats a Swiss Made ETA 2836 day / date mechanical self-winding movement that brings reliability , accuracy , and ease of service , while top quality materials from the stainless steel to the AR coated sapphire crystals and fine leather straps add up to a truly fine timepiece . www . ernstbenz . com
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