Ferro &Co AGL 2.0: Vintage Pilot Styled Watches

Canadian watch brand Ferro &Co has proposed its new watch collection AGL 2.0, with a number of vintage style pilot watch models equipped with Swiss or Japanese movements. For the promotion of this new series, the brand has created an online crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 3

Founded in 2014 in Vancouver, Ferro & Co creates high-quality contemporary wristwatches with vintage inspired aesthetic style.

Inspired by the WW-II era pilot watches, the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 series offers a quartz chronograph version and three automatic watch models displaying the time and date. The AGL 2.0 chronograph watch is equipped with a Ronda quartz Caliber 5021 made in Switzerland.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 3

For automatic watches, the brand offers three movement options: Miyota 8217 & Miyota 9015 (both are made in Japan) and the Swiss Automatic ETA 2824. Each series is limited to 1945 pieces, to mark the year in which the WW-II was ended.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Watch with Miyota Automatic 8217 movement

Each timepiece from the AGL 2.0 collection features the 316L stainless steel brushed finish case and equipped with a precision-machined large onion style push-down crown inspired by the vintage era timepieces. The double domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating offers excellent view of the dial.

AGL2.0 Watch with Myiota Automatic movement 9015 -1

Made of finest Italian leather, the straps are equipped with a stainless-steel pin buckle with the F logo. The leather straps include a quick-release feature, which allows quick swapping of the straps anytime you want.

AGL2.0 Watch with Myiota Automatic movement 9015 -2

The AGL 2.0 series takes inspiration from the most iconic fighter planes of the Second World War- Super Marine Spitfire, and Mustang P-51. The case size is 42mm for all versions.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 4

The thickness of the case (including crystal) is: 14mm for chronograph model, 14.90mm for the automatic model with Miyota 8217 and 13.30mm for both Miyota 9015 and ETA 2824 based automatic variants.

Lume

Regarding the lume material, the brand has opted for LumiNova BGW9 for all these watches. The wired style lugs enhance the vintage appeal of these timepieces.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 1

Powering the AGL 2.0 chronograph version is Ronda Caliber 5021, a Swiss Quartz movement with a very long battery life with 2 sub-dials featuring 1/1 seconds and 30 minute counts. It features a bi-compax dial layout with two counters at 3H and 9H respectively for 30 minutes chronograph counters and running seconds. It has tachymeter scale on the rehaut. This chronograph timepiece also displays the date at 6H. It features an embossed caseback made of stainless steel.

Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 6

The collection includes three mechanical self-winding watch models. The automatic model with the Miyota caliber 8217 has a 24 Hour sub dial at 9 o’clock position and the date at 3 o’ clock. The versions featuring Miyota 9015 or ETA 2824-2 display the date at 6 o’clock. These movements can be admired through the transparent case back. The oscillating weight of automatic watches takes inspiration from the riveted body of the legendary WW2 planes. The glass back case features a metal propeller decoration.

AGL2.0 Watch with Myiota Automatic movement 9015 -3

Every AGL 2.0 watch will be shipped with a free leather travel pouch and a microfiber cloth. Each timepiece is also backed by a 2 Year International Warranty.

Launched on March 2021, the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Kickstarter campaign will be active until 15 April 2021. During this period, backers of this campaign can avail special discount prices as follows:

  • AGL 2.0 Chronograph with Ronda Quartz movement 5021: CA$ 419 (Approx. US329)
  • AGL 2.0 Watch with Miyota Automatic 8217 movement: CA$ 559 (Approx. US$445)
  • AGL2.0 Watch with Miyota Automatic movement 9015: CA$ 669 (Approx. US$529)
  • AGL 2.0 Watch with Swiss ETA 2824 Automatic movement: CA$ 899 (Approx. US$715)

Post successful campaign, the estimated delivery of the watches would be in Sep 2021.

Please visit the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Kickstarter campaign page for more details.

Technical details

Model: AGL 2.0 Chronograph (with Ronda 5021 Caliber)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Double domed sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Decorated back case
22 mm wire style lugs
Water resistance: 10 ATM water resistant

Movement
Swiss Ronda Quartz 5021 Chronograph movement

Dial
Precision machined dials
Chronograph: 1/1 Second & 30 Min sub-dials
Date at 6 o’clock
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

Model: AGL 2.0 Automatic (with Miyota 8217 movement)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Decorated back case with see through glass
22 mm wire style lugs
10 ATM water resistant

Dial
Precision machined dials with curved date window
24 Hour Sub-Dial at 9 O’clock position
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Movement
Japan Automatic Miyota 8217 movement with decorated rotor
21 Jewels
21.600 bph
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

Model: AGL 2.0 Automatic (with Miyota 9015 movement)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Double domed sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Decorated back case with see through glass
22 mm wire style lugs
10 ATM water resistant

Dial
Precision machined dials with curved date window
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Movement
Japan Automatic Miyota 9015 movement with decorated rotors
28,800 bph (beats per hour)
Power reserve: 42 hours

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

Model: AGL 2.0 Automatic (with ETA 2824 movement)

Case
42 mm brushed stainless steel case
Double domed sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
Screw down large onion style crown with embossed logo
Decorated back case with see through glass
22 mm wire style lugs
10 ATM water resistant

Dial
Precision machined dials with curved date window
Lume: LumiNova BGW9

Movement
Swiss Automatic ETA 2824
25 jewels
36 hours of power reserve

Strap
Italian leather straps with pin buckle

[Click here to visit the Ferro &Co AGL 2.0 Kickstarter campaign page.]