The inspiration for the AirBoss line is the countdown commander of an aircraft carrier — the “air boss” officer who decides every take-off and landing time.
The 2011 AirBoss pays fitting homage to this inspirational source. Simpler in its overall design to its predecessors, and slightly smaller in size (42mm), it marks a return to basics, to fundamental values. Function rules design, reflecting the spirit of an age where a new modesty prevails. The look — three hands, three circles of digit tracks, a date window at 6 o’clock— emphasises readability and functionality. The lines are sharp and clean. Every detail is sober, serious and stripped down. The finishes are superlative. Above all, precision and functionality are the governing forces.
The AirBoss is a classic example of a “second-glance” timepiece featuring raised Arabic numerals, luminescent metal skeleton-frames, reminiscent of pilot issue designs and diamond-cut striations on the dial tracks. The overall effect is an unexpected richness, understated and deeply satisfying. Audacious in its simplicity, modern in its outlook, Swiss-mastered to a very reliable mechanical movement, the AirBoss is, as befits its name, a top-flight, no-nonsense precision instrument of the highest order.
Mechanical self-winding movement
See-through mineral crystal case back
Swiss Air Force product
Scratch-resistant triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Satin-brushed 316L stainless steel case (42mm) with exhibition case back
Luminescent numerals, markers and hands
Water resistant to 10 ATM (100 m / 330 feet)
Silver or charcoal grey dials
5-link stainless steel bracelet or soft brown leather strap with contrasted stitching
3-hand, leather strap: CHF 832.-
3-hand, stainless steel bracelet: CHF 925.-