MAEN Skymaster 38 Automatic Chronograph

With this new timepiece, Swedish watch brand MAEN marks an important historical event in the aviation history.

On 21 May 1946, The Netherlands based aviation company KLM became the first continental European airline to start scheduled transatlantic flights between Amsterdam and New York City. The Skymaster 38 automatic chronograph by MAEN is a tribute to this iconic flight and is named after the aircraft used, the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster.

The Skymaster 38 Automatic Chronograph is a vintage inspired chronograph with a sophisticated yet powerful appearance. It comes in a stainless steel case measuring 38mm diameter as a nod to the modestly sized vintage watches. Further, its narrow bezel and vintage styled rehaut affirms this timepiece’s vintage connection.

The Skymaster 38 watch is equipped with the Swiss Made ETA 2894-2, which is a modern and highly reliable automatic chronograph caliber based on ETA 2892-A2. Measuring 6.1 mm thickness, this movement has 37 jewels, a power-reserve of around 48 hours and is equipped with the ETA-Chron regulator system for easy regulation. Bearing the prestigious Swiss Made label, the Skymaster 38 will be assembled in Ticino, Switzerland.

The Skymaster 38 watch features a 12H GMT bi-directional bezel to keep track of an additional time-zone. Front glass of the watch is domed hesalite glass. Also, there is an option to upgrade the front glass to a sapphire crystal with the same box domed shape. Rear side of the watch has a screwed down case back with sapphire crystal.

Offered in Jet Black, Panda, Reverse Panda, Midnight Blue and Thunder Grey versions, the dial hosts three radial textured sub-dials and applied C1 Superluminova on hands and markers.

The Skymaster watch has an Arizona top grain black leather strap with white contrasting stitching. The watch is also available with an option of stainless steel bracelet.

On 01 Sep 2019, MAEN launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the initial mass production of the Skymaster 38 watch.

Please visit the MAEN Skymaster 38 Kickstarter campaign for more details.

Technical details

Case
Material: 316L Surgical grade stainless steel
Diameter: 38mm
Thickness: Case 10,9mm. Including glass 12,9mm
Lug to lug height: 46mm
Weight: 135 Gram
Case back: Screw down with sapphire glass
Crown: 7mm
Bezel: 60 click bi-directional stainless steel bezel with aluminium insert
Crystal: Box domed hesalite glass
Water resistance: Waterproof to 5ATM

Movement
ETA 2894-2 Swiss Made Automatic Movement (Elaboré Grade )
Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector
Shock Protection: Incabloc
Frequency: 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
Power reserve: ~48 hours
Jewels: 37 Jewels
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph
Winding: Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing

Dial
Jet Black, Panda, Reverse Panda, Midnight Blue, Thunder Grey
Applied C1 Superluminova on hands and markers, Printed at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
Radial textured sub dials, Detailed seconds on rehaut ring

Strap
Arizona top grain black leather with white contrasting stitching
Strap width: 20mm narrowed down to 16mm
Clasp: 316L Stainless steel clasp with embossed logo

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