Introduced in 2010, the AirNautic AN-24M is considered as the one of the world’s most robust 24 hour Swiss made pilot’s watches ever made. This new model marries the functionality of a pilot’s watch with the strength of a diver’s watch.
The AN-24M was designed from the ground up to incorporate the best features of both types of watches, making a truly unique product for demanding professional and amateur pilots. The watch is hand made in Switzerland by Swiss watchmakers and offered in a limited edition of 50 pieces.
The AN-24M features an ETA 6497 manual wound movement that has been customized for 24 hour operation. The AN-24M is available in a 44mm steel case that has been sandblasted then Cold Carbon hardened to approximately four times the hardness of standard, 316 stainless steel.
The AN-24M’s sapphire crystal is coated on the inside and features a dial that is blue on top for daylight hours and black on the bottom for night, with time indicated by large orange luminous hands. The back also features a sapphire window to showcase the customized 17 jeweled Swiss movement.
The watch is a hefty 14 mm in height with bright Swiss Super Luminova markers and hands and is water resistant to 100 meters. Suggested retail price for this model is $1100.