The first generation of the F 104 which came on the market in 2001 already had a strong association with flying – its appearance was reminiscent of the cockpit display in an aircraft. But the F 104 is now also available as a genuine pilot watch with corresponding functions.
The second time zone can be seen on the rotating bezel with its 24-hour display. However, you only recognize features of the original when you take a closer look at the Airman F 104 Regulateur. At the latest when you notice the antique crown or the flexible, conspicuous lugs, it becomes clear that this watch has to be an F 104.
As a regulator – hour, minute and second displays run separately – the watch immediately attracts attention. Experts may be baffled by the particular arrangement of the hands. Here, the 24 hours are displayed from the centre in accordance with the requirements of a pilot’s watch. Classic regulators, on the other hand, show the minutes from the central position. The Airman F 104 Regulateur has the minute function placed at the top at the midnight position and the second function below at the midday position. A further eyecatching feature is the luminous hour hand with red tip.
Model:Airman F 104 Regulateur, reference 3893
• Manual movement ETA 6498/FW 24h
• 2 time zones
• Separate 24-hour, minute and second displays
• Stainless steel case, 48 mm diameter
• Sapphire glass and back with mineral glass
• Water-resistant to 50 m
• Leather strap
• Guide price: CHF 2700