DEKLA is a Stuttgart (Germany) based watch brand. The brand produces mechanical watches in affordable price range. These timepieces are equipped with fine Swiss movements and made with in-house made case, dial and hands. Presently, the product range of the brand includes pilot and tactical watches. DEKLA sources exceptional quality Swiss mechanical movements from great manufactures like ETA. The in-house manufacturing facilities enable the company to produce custom watchcases, dials and hands for their own watch models as well as for other brands.
DEKLA Pilot Watch Collection
DEKLA pilot watch collection comes with a number of options of case size, dial type, straps and case finishing. The available case sizes are 40mm, 42mm and 44mm. The in-house manufactured stainless steel (316L) case is available in fine matt or bead-blasted finish.
The 40mm model’s case has thickness of 10.15mm and lug-to-lug length of 47.85mm. The 42mm & 44mm diameter models feature 12mm thick case with lug-to-lug length of 51mm. The watch case is topped with a domed sapphire crystal glass with double anti-reflecting coatings on the interior side.
In every DEKLA pilot watches you can find the engraving FL 23883 on one side of the case. Created by a classic engraving tool instead of laser engraving, this inscription harks back to a tradition followed by historical German pilot watches. The historical pilot watches manufactured in Germany contained the FL 23883 engraving on their reverse, as well as on their side.
FL- Fliegnummer means that it is affiliated with aviation equipment; “23” means that it is a navigational device; “883” confirmed that the watch was tested by the research institute Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt. Each individual German-made watch got tested and had its own certificate. This used to be a mandatory engraving and was present on each watch. Other features of the DEKLA Pilot watches include screwed stainless steel bezel and screwed stainless steel case back.
The DEKLA pilot watch collection offers two classic dial lay outs: Type A and Type B. The dial color is in black.
Dial can be chosen from old radium style, white or bi-color based on the color applied to indexes, hands and numerals. Models are also available with blue sunray dial. The Heat blued steel hands are made in house. The luminous material used is the Superluminova Old Radium or Superluminova C1 by Tritec.
DEKLA pilot watch is available in automatic and hand-wound versions: Automatic version is equipped with the ETA 2824-2 Swiss made self-winding caliber and each hand-wound model houses an ETA 2801 Swiss made manual-wound movement.
Made in Germany, DEKLA pilot watches are tested for a water resistance up to 100 meters. The watches are fitted with Leather straps in brown or black color. Retail price is 495.00€ to 569.00€.
DEKLA Turbulenz Watch Collection
Turbulenz is the name given to DEKLA’s tactical (field) watch collection. DEKLA Turbulenz is an automatic watch and has a water resistance up to 200 meters. The case of standard model is made with 316L stainless steel and features bead-blasted finishing where as its Version Pro features a 6steel case and equipped with magnetic field protection.
The 6steel is a proprietary steel hardening process that provides the watch case a superior hardness level of 1300 Hv, making it 6 times harder than the 316L stainless steel.
Turbulenz watch comes in a 42mm diameter case with 12.3 mm thickness, 50mm lug to lug length and 22mm lug width. Front glass is a flat sapphire crystal and the rear side of the watch is secured with a screwed stainless steel case back. Made from stainless steel, bezel is secured with screws. Bezel is also available in 6steel with magnetic field protection.
Dial color is black and three options are available: Old Radium, White and White facelift. The Old Radium dial version features Superluminova Old Radium by Tritec on its hands and markers. Both the White and White facelift dial variants feature Superluminova C1 by Tritec on hands and markers.
Powering each DEKLA Turbulenz watch is an automatic ETA 2824-2 Swiss made, 25 jewels movement. The Turbulenz watch models come with brown leather straps. Retail price is 495.00€.