The historic tool watch brand Airain was revived by Dutch watch aficionado and entrepreneur Tom van Wijlick in 2020. It has soon introduced a re-edition of the legendary Type 20, one of the most sought-after military watches of all time.
Now, the brand is introducing Type 20 Vert Militaire, a new limited edition version featuring a green color theme. The designation ‘Vert Militaire’ is a reference to the brand’s French military history.
Based on the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition watch, this new reference takes its design inspiration from the original 1950s Type 20. It has a 39.5mm diameter case made of stainless steel. It is topped with a domed Hesalite crystal glass.
Its hand-wound mechanical movement is equipped with a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with flyback function. The dial features Arabic numeral hour-markers, a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, and a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock.
The hands and hour-markers are filled with beige color Super-LumiNova to evoke the style of the original Type 20’s luminescent material.
The watch is equipped with a stainless steel count-down bezel that can be rotated bi-directionally. Secured with a screwed-in case back in steel, this model is water resistant up to 50 meters. The Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire watch is fitted on a 3-stripe green and cream nylon fabric NATO strap.
This special edition is available for order from 20 July 2022. The price is 2,314 Euros, and only 134 pieces will be produced. The Vert Militaire green edition will start shipping at the end of August.
For more details, please visit: https://www.airain.com/airain-type-20-vert-militaire-limited-edition
Model: Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition
316L stainless steel case
Thickness: 10.85mm (without crystal)
47.7mm lug-to-lug width
Screwed in case back and bidirectional moving countdown bezel
Domed hesalite crystal with anti-scratch treatment, 3.92mm in height
Water resistance: 50m (5ATM) waterproof case
Manual-wind column wheel chronograph caliber AM1 with flyback complication
30 minute chronograph
Incabloc shock protection
60 hours power reserve
Hour, minute and small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph seconds and 30 minute recorder at 3 o’clock with flyback complication
3-stripe green and cream nylon fabric NATO strap with stainless steel buckle and fitted keepers
Buckle and keepers are brushed finished and third keeper is engraved with Airain logo
Lug width: 20mm