The historical LOCMAN Aviatore collection is making its reappearance with new cases featuring lighter and sleeker lines in PVD treated monochrome interpretations – meaning clothed in a state-of-the-art coating that is ultra-resistant to impacts and wear while creating intense shades of navy blue, chocolate brown or deep black. The enamelled, sunray or carbon fibre dials for models with mechanical movements are distinguished by an even more incisive graphic design.
The entire collection is a tribute to the classic shapes of pilot’s watches and is inspired by the models in use during the early 1940s.
The soft, linear design echoes that of vintage aircraft cockpit instrument panels, while the black, chocolate brown and ivory-toned colours of the dials, straps and cases are typical of military issue equipment.
The construction project developed by the SIO (Italian School of Watch Making, founded by LOCMAN in 2006), meets the demands of reliability and practicality relating to measuring time in flight as well as in the field of sports activities.
The round 44 mm-diameter steel and titanium case, along with the dial featuring large white numerals, guarantee maximum readability. The indexes and hands, apart from the central seconds hand, are coated with superluminova – an innovative luminescent substance totally compatible with the human body, unlike tritium which is generally used for this purpose.
Even the domed protective glass is reminiscent of vintage models, although with a significant difference, since it is rendered scratchproof by an innovative sapphire treatment endowing it with a hardness equivalent to that of natural sapphire.The SIO-certified mechanism features a mechanical self-winding movement also available in a version with a dual-time display.
Aviatore also comes with a quartz mechanism in chronograph and standard watch versions. The straps, secured by steel pin buckles, are made of padded natural leather with contrasting stitching, or in ultra-sturdy biocompatible plant-dyed silicon rubber. All the models are guaranteed water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres.