In association with the pilot and adventurer Iren Dornier, Chronoswiss launches a special edition of the Timemaster Chronograph GMT. A flying boat is hidden behind the melodious name S-RAY 007; with which Dornier will transverse the globe under the auspices of a charity project.
Chronoswiss CEO Oliver Ebstein shares this love of aviation and also proudly owns a pilot’s license. From their common passion a co-operation was born, and from this the special edition model Timemaster Chronograph GMT S-RAY 007. And it will accompany Iren Dornier on board his self-designed amphibian plane as he embarks upon the adventure of his World Tour project.
The models of the Timemaster line find their inspiration in pilot’s watches: details such as the extra-large crown and its sporty retro style are reminiscent of pilot’s watches of the 1940s. Through the creative input and expert knowledge of Iren Dornier, this special model is now even closer to aviation. A central design element is the artificial horizon*, which is now perpetuated on the dial. The stainless steel case of the robust automatic chronograph is coated with ultra-hard DLC, making it almost completely black. In contrast, the dial is painted grey, which effectively sets it apart from the white luminescent material of the hand and markers. Bright red “special effect” accents are found in the date window, the model name, and the special GMT hand pointing to the 24-hour divisions on the bezel.
A special connection on long or short hauls is formed by a strap crafted in high-quality rubber, which is outfitted with an innovative spring bar that connects directly to the case. The Timemaster Chronograph GMT is a sporty globetrotter with its second time zone and date hand, making it right at home anywhere in the world – and thanks to its water-resistance of 10 atm not only in the air, but also in the water, an uncomplicated and robust co-pilot. Each one of these watches comes in a special box that also contains a model airplane of the S-RAY 007.
Model: Timemaster Chronograph GMT S-RAY 007
Reference: CHD-7535G-D/N Stainless steel with DLC coating
Type: Chronograph, Automatic
Central hours, minutes, date window at 6 o’clock, sweep chrono seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, sweep GMT hand, display of second time zone via bezel
Solid 49-part case, polished, DLC-coated, bezel with GMT display and anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal, screw-down, polished case back with full threading and anti-reflective, domed sapphire crystal, onion-style crown (solid in case material), screw-mounted strap lungs with patented Autobloc system, water-resistant to 10 atm
Measurements: Ø 44 mm, height 16.25 mm
Chronoswiss Caliber C. 754
Diameter Ø: 30.40 mm (13 1/4´´´)
Height: 7.90 mm
Jewels: 25 jewels
Balance: Glucydur, three-legged
Balance spring: Nivarox I
Fine adjustment: Index via eccentric cam
Shock protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 4 Hz., 28,800 vph (semi-oscillations)
Power reserve: Approx. 46 hours
Special elements: Skeletonized rotor with côtes de Genève, ball-bearing, polished escape wheel, pallet lever and screws, plates with perlage, bridges with côtes de Genève
Metal dial, painted black and grey
Metal hands with Super-LumiNova inlays, red painted GMT hand, shape: Modernes
Buckle Tang buckle
* The artificial horizon shows the pilot the current flight attitude along the long and lateral axes in relation to the earth’s surface. It simulates the current flight attitude, thus replacing the natural horizon, which depicts the border between the visible earth and sky.