While the Dust Bowl marked a time of desperation and migration across the Midwest, the Black Blizzard was designed to honor the tenacity and ingenuity of those who persevered during that difficult period in American history.
The Black Blizzard is Shinoa’s most technically demanding Detroit-built timepiece to date. Constructed of brushed titanium, with an iconic Shinola black dial and matte black top ring, the watch possesses both traditional appeal and signature Shinola design. This distinctive branding carries through to the case’s engraved back plate.
The Black Storm is available in a 42mm or 48mm case and in addition to the solid titanium link bracelet, it also comes with an custom-made black rubber strap. The watch is driven by the Argonite 5050 high-accuracy quartz chronograph movement and has a 20ATM depth rating.
What’s particularly cool about this new release is that each timepiece comes with a leather-bound coffee table book about the dust storms for which it is named. This historically significant book features rare photos, newspaper clippings, and a concise history of the era.
The deluxe packaging also includes a custom outer gift box, certificate of authenticity, leather card wallet, leather timepiece carrying case, and a hickory presentation watch box.
The Black Storm retails for US $1,500.00 and is now available for purchase through Shinola.com and at Shinola retail stores.