Watch manufacturer AEROWATCH SA opens a new chapter by presenting its new line of timepieces dedicated to the world of aviation: the “Hommage 1910” collection. Founded in 1910 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, AEROWATCH saw itself as a symbol of modernity. The choice of an English name was an early pointer to the firm’s international ambitions and contained a reference to aviation, a world about to “take off” in a big way.
With its “Chrono-Alarm” model, the family business pays homage to a century of uninterrupted watchmaking activity and finally creates a link with its roots.
To house its new creation, AEROWATCH has chosen a 44.00mm diameter steel case. This classic case with its timeless style displays certain archetypes of 1910 inspired by its pocket-watch ancestors. It has a domed sapphire crystal on the dial side.
The new “Chrono-Alarm” contains a Swiss quartz movement. In addition to the basic functions of a classic display (hours, minutes and seconds), the timepiece, as its name implies, offers a function for measuring time intervals, as well as an alarm function. Thanks to the striking mechanism, future owners of the “Chrono-Alarm” will be able to mark out their daily activities in different ways: the length of each leg for a pilot; morning alarm, meeting, train times or parking meters for more down to earth citizens.
All information shown on the black dial of the “Chrono-Alarm” is clearly legible and is inspired by the instrument panel of civil and military aircraft. The counter located at 9 o’clock serves simultaneously as a minute and hour counter. The alarm function is placed in the small white dial at 6 o’clock. The latter can be activated simply by pressing the black vulcanised rubber push-piece. The large yellow seconds-hand adds a distinctive sporty touch.
The black leather pilot’s strap has two steel rivets. Yellow visible stitching further accentuates the sports-chic character of the “Chrono-Alarm”.
This new creation underlines once again the firm’s resolve to offer quality products at accessible prices. This exclusive timepiece will be available from the brand’s official retailers from June 2010.
Model: Hommage 1910 – Chrono-Alarm, Ref 85939 AA02
- Swiss Made quartz movement – 12 ½ ’’’, 13 jewels
- Hours, minutes, small-seconds at 3 o’clock
- Date at 4 o’clock, centre chronograph seconds
- Minute and hour counter at 9 o’clock
- Alarm at 6 o’clock
- Steel case – 44.00mm diameter
- Domed sapphire crystal
- Vulcanised rubber push-piece at 4 o’clock
- Water-resistant to 5 ATM
- Black leather pilot’s strap, yellow visible stitching
- Personalised steel buckle
- Also available with grey dial
- Price on request