World renowned Swiss watch brand WALTHAM announces its new model CDI (Central Date Indicator), an exclusive and daring aeronaval model, probably one of the most refined GMTs on the market. It is an important piece of the innovative Aeronaval Collection, designed for modern fearless men: contemporary pioneers, innovative and unconventional just as the legendary Waltham owners who have taken part in the greatest endeavors of the past 160 years.
In the 1940s, the Waltham CDIA-Civil Date Indicator Aeronaval accompanied the heroes of the Allied Armed Forces in their epic endeavors at sea, and in the air. During the Second World War it was an indispensable instrument for pilots throughout the most gripping and breathtaking battles in the skies.
It was fitted on board of the most emblematic aircrafts of the war, from the unbeatable F6F Hellcats to the incredible B24 Liberator bombers; the most widely produced military aircraft in history.
The new Waltham Central Date Indicator reinterprets the main innovative functions of its predecessor, enhanced by distinctive time readability features in an elegant and contemporary angular design that encompasses high-tech, superior quality components.
The wristwatch is powered by the caliber W.DB-002 Dubois-Dépraz 331 automatic movement. In addition to the 24-hour GMT hand, the WALTHAM CDI introduces a distinct Central Date Indicator System with an innovative Time Zone Setting feature, which allows a rapid adjustment of the main time and date through the use of 3 distinctive buttons.
Features particularly welcomed by contemporary world explorers: international professionals, pilots and travelers who can count on a stylish, functional, reliable travelling companion.
The WALTHAM CDI, like the other models in the Aeronaval Collection, boasts an original case in Titanium G5 that seems to be set in an instrument panel: a concept designed to be reminiscent of the glorious past of the aeronautical instrument it was inspired by.
The striking multi-level dial, embellished with a characteristic embossed W pattern, gives it depth and perspective, while the applied indexes and the hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, for maximum readability in all-lighting conditions. The bezel is in ceramic, made of zirconium oxide.
The sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective treatment. The modern watchstrap is in genuine volcanized rubber and features a sophisticated originally designed deployante clasp in Titanium G2. Always elegant, and perfect for any occasion thanks to the combination of design and performance, the new WALTHAM CDI is also water resistant up to 30 bar/300 meters.
The WALTHAM CDI is the expression of a new concept of contemporary luxury for men, elegant and charismatic in every situation, particularly keen to details and personal style.
It is available in three versions: simply Pure, with case in titanium G5; the sophisticated Eclipse, in two tone black PVD, and the GMT basel and hand in Munsell green; and the audacious Black Matter, completely in black PVD.
Models & references
Pure, Ref. W.DB-002.1, Case in Titanium
Eclipse, Ref. W.DB-002.2, Case in bi-colored Titanium/PVD, GMT bazel and hand in Munsell Green
Black Matter, Ref. W.DB-002.3, Case all black Titanium PVD
Automatic caliber W.DB-002 Dubois-Dépraz 331
28,800 vibrations per hour/4 Hz
26.20mm (11 ½ ’’’)
Power reserve: 40-44 hours
Hours; minutes, sweep second
Central date indicator
24 hour GMT indicator
Rapid adjustment of the main time and date through 3 buttons
Base 47mm, face-up 44mm, Titanium grade 5 (Ti 6Al-4V)
Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) ceramic bezel
Anti-reflective sapphire glass
Water resistance up to 30 bar./300 meters
Embossed black W pattern with Super-LumiNova® coated luminous Arabic numerals, applied indexes and hands.
Vulcanised VulCarboné® genuine rubber, non-allergenic, reinforced with Nomex®
Titanium grade 2 deployante buckle.