Created for the aviator and vintage design enthusiasts, the UNDONE Aero watch is a tribute to aviation & its glorious yesteryear.
The rotating bezel; by P.V.H Weems was invented with one goal in mind – to aid pilots with a tool to navigate the open skies. In the hands of a skilled user, the mechanical accuracy can be harnessed to pinpoint flight paths. As a nod to the reliability expected from pilots, the rotating bezel is precise with a robust, ergonomic upgrade from the second-setting dial.
In true UNDONE fashion, the Aero does not only encapsulate a homage to P.V.H. Weems but also continues to pay tribute to the vintage-inspired timepiece; a watch that is true to its origins. With an additional crown at 2 o’clock functioning as a bezel lock, often found on vintage aviation watches, it is designed to clamp down with just a twist of the crown.
The wider bezel allows for larger fonts and printing; increasing legibility, improving ease-of manufacturing while also giving pilots a more accessible instrument to operate while wearing thick, leather flight gloves.
The Aero will be featuring two dial options: The Scientific and the Commando. True to its vintage inspiration, the Scientific features a cream colour dial that is faithful to the bold Arabic numerals and blued hands.
Three hands are aligned to three separate tracks for ease of legibility and accuracy of setting. The syringe hour and minute hands are luminescent, where the minute hand lume perfectly aligns with the 5-minute markers, allowing for readability and clarity throughout flight at night.
The Commando is a modernized interpretation of the original watch drawing design elements from field and aviation timepieces throughout the decades. The speckled/ textured dial adorns highly legible Arabic hour markers indicating 12 hours in faux patina and 24 hours in red. An orientation arrow can also be found at the 12-position.
For ease of timekeeping, the hands have been chosen with the minutes stretching to the very edge of the widened minute track. The seconds are differentiated in a striking red which can be found at three different elements on the watch. Helping hold this tool watch to your wrist is a pair of UNDONE‘s quick-release Cordura straps; chosen for their fray resistance and rugged durability.
Aero Scientific and Commando will be housed in a 316L stainless steel case; measuring in at 40mm diameter and 48mm lug-to-lug. The height comes in at 15mm from the case back to the top of the double-domed Lexan Polycarbonate crystal, giving it a curvaceous side profile.
True to its origin, the “coin” bezel allows for an increased grip, under all situations. The smooth-rotating bezel uses a 316L stainless steel insert, continuing to add to the depth and durability without foregoing the vintage feel.
The nostalgic aviation watch is powered by the tried and trusted SII NH35A; a self-wind, hackable, workhorse movement displaying time in a three-hand format.
The Aero is fitted with a screw-down crown, octagonal in design, and is also equipped with an additional crown functioning as the bezel lock.
Recommended Retail Price: $365 USD.
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