JS Watch Company introduces the Sif NART 1948 made in honour of the Icelandic Coast Guard Patrolling the North Atlantic seas from the skies for over 60 years. The Sif North Atlantic Rescue Timer (N.A.R.T.) 1948 is a classically styled Pilot rescue watch that is water resistant to a depth of 1000 meters.
The watch is modestly proportioned in a 40 mm brushed steel case made from the finest German surgical grade Stainless Steel “316L” with Anti Reflective Sapphire Crystal over a sunburst dark blue dial with Arabic luminous numerals and indexes and luminous pilot style hands, handmade 20mm Vintage pilot strap or Steel bracelet.
The SIF NART 1948 comes with a Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Execution Top” with Automatic winding, 25 jewels, 40 hour power reserve, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Rhodium plated finish.
It was in the year 1948 right after the Second World War when the Coast Guard leased an aircraft from local airlines to patrol the fishing grounds just off the coast. This aircraft was a Grumman Goose American flight boat which had the registration name TF-ISR and was used to patrol the Icelandic seas in the beginning of the Cold War in 1948 when the Icelandic Coast Guard fought the Royal Navy over fishing in Icelandic waters. This was the start of the Coast Guard’s Aeronautical Division and in 1955 the Coast Guard then bought its first aircraft and in 1965 the first helicopter.
Swiss Made Mechanical movement “Execution Top”
25 jewels, Custom decorations, Blue screws and Rhodium plated finish
40-hour power reserve when fully wound
Fine tuning: “Assortment Chronometer”
Shock protection: Incabloc
Adjusted to five positions
Surgical grade German Stainless Steel “316L”
Diameter: 40mm, height 13.5mm
Surface finish: Brushed Stainless Steel
High strength 4.0mm Sapphire Crystal with multi anti reflective coating on the inside
Solid Stainless Steel back
Screw down crown
Water-resistance: 1000 meters
Lug width: 20mm
Dark blue Sunburst Pilot style
White Super-LumiNova material on numerals and indexes with a long lasting blue glow
Date display at three o’clock.
Hands: Rhodium plated with white Super-LumiNova and a long lasting blue glow.
Handcrafted Italian Leather with quick release spring bars, Rubber and Nylon straps with JS Watch co. Reykjavik buckle or optional deployment clasp
Steel bracelet also available