Swiss luxury watchmaker Waltham International SA presents a brand-new, exclusive and daring aeronaval model: the SOLO TEMPO XA.
It is the Waltham brand’s new iconic wristwatch and forerunner 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.
On 20 May 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh was on board the Spirit of St. Louis. Fear and anxiety accompanied him on the first non-stop transatlantic flight. These fears faded away like fog under the sun when his single-engine plane landed on French soil, replaced by the certainty of having accomplished a remarkable feat, of having taken a risk and won, of having dared, of being the first.
The WALTHAM XA expresses all of this, inspired by the legendary XA-Type 37 Model, the aeronautical clock chosen personally by Lindbergh to be fitted on board his plane, and his loyal partner in the great achievement that made history.
The new WALTHAM XA 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.
This high-precision mechanical self-winding wristwatch is powered by the refined caliber W.DB-001 Dubois-Dépraz 14060 automatic movement. It features an original second counter at 12 o’clock, directly inspired by its legendary predecessor.
The striking multi-level dial, embellished with a characteristic embossed W pattern, gives it depth and perspective, while the particular minute angled upward hand and the applied indexes are coated with Super-LumiNova®, for maximum readability in all lighting conditions.
The Vanguard XA boasts a case in Titanium G5 – crafted in an exclusive angular dodecagonal design – 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 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 XA is also water resistant up to 30 bar/300 meters.
The WALTHAM XA is the expression of a new concept of contemporary luxury for men, where various materials work skillfully in harmony to create a refined and powerful timepiece.
It is available in three versions: simply Pure, with case in titanium G5; the sophisticated Eclipse, in two tone black PVD; and the audacious Black Matter, completely in black PVD.
Model: Waltham Aeronaval Solo Tempo XA
Ref. W.DB-001.1: Pure, Case in Titanium
Ref. W.DB-001.2: Eclipse, Case in bi-colored Titanium/PVD
Ref. W.DB-001.3: Black Matter, Case in all black Titanium PVD
Automatic caliber W.DB-001 Dubois-Dépraz 14060
28,800 vibrations per hour/4 Hz
29 jewels, 30mm (13 ¼’’’)
Power reserve: 40-44 hours
Hours; minutes and small second counter at 12
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