St. Moritz Momentum Topograph Altimeter Wristwatch (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

A classy, functional, analog altimeter wristwatch from St. Moritz

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by Ken Knight | 2005-08-14 03:00:00-06

St. Moritz Momentum Topograph Altimeter Wristwatch (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)

Travel in the backcountry often requires careful navigation. Careful navigation requires knowledge of your surroundings. Part of your surroundings includes your elevation and knowing this to a reasonable degree of accuracy can be valuable. In the past most of us would wear a digital altimeter watch. These watches certainly performed their function, but there is no denying that many also lacked a certain special something. St. Moritz noticed this and their take on what was missing is simple and seemingly radical: replace the digital dial with an analog dial. The Momentum Topograph has an analog watch face. It cleverly mixes the chronograph functions you would expect to find on a modern watch with a classic altimeter that any pilot would recognize.

The watch is housed in a stylish stainless steel casing and comes with either a mineral or sapphire crystal. This is a classy looking watch. It might take you a little longer to learn how to read the altimeter than reading a digital readout, but if you are searching for a watch with a great deal of class, style, and a different means of expressing useful information the Momentum Topograph may be worth investigating.

  • The altimeter works from 300 meters below sea level to 5000 meters above (-894 feet to 16,404 feet).
  • Stainless Steel case
  • Rated to 100 meters (330 feet) depth
  • Clock, stopwatch, and date features
  • Rotating bezels


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"St. Moritz Momentum Topograph Altimeter Wristwatch (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Ken Knight. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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