AIR WOLF AUTOMATIC

ORIGINALLY DESIGNED AND DEVELOPED WITH AIRCRAFT TECHNICIANS AND MECHANICS TO BE USED AS THEIR DAILY TOOL WATCH.

The VIGGEN is the new development of the collection and offers two available movements, Sellita SW200-1 and Manufacture La Joux-Perret G100

The story behind the Air Wolf Viggen

SWISS AUTOMATIC
AIR WOLF VIGGEN

Inspired by the iconic Swedish aircraft SAAB 37 Viggen.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL CASE
MALM Air Wolf case model in 316L stainless steel with replacement barrel.
40 mm diameter, 11,9 mm height, 49 mm lug-to-lug, 20 mm between lugs. 
4-piece construction: Flieger bezel, case, barrel and caseback.

MATERIAL
316L Stainless Steel.

CROWNS
Screw-down 4 o'clock, extra resistance 2 o'clock. Waterproof (10 atm).

CRYSTAL
Sapphire, double anti-reflective coating, protective coating against fingerprints.

WATER-RESISTANCE
10 ATM / 100 m / 328 ft.

MOVEMENT
- Sellita SW200-1, freq./h 28.800, 26 jewels, 38h reserve.
- Manufacture La Joux-Perret, freq./h, 24 jewels, 68h reserve.

STRAPS
Bracelet in 316L stainless steel with, genuine leahter strap or nato strap.

DIAL
Black base. C1 Swiss Super LumiNova lume

FUNCTIONS
Inner rotating bezel to track and follow timekeeping.

ABOUT THE AIR WOLF

AIR WOLF is the result of a cooperation between MALM and the crew at the 31st aircraft maintenance division in the Swedish Air Force. The purpose with the AIR WOLF project was to design and develop a proper, automatic pilot tool watch with an easy-to-read dial in dayligt and darkness. The case needed to be reasonably sized, have a surface that can withstand bangs and marks and equipped with the ability to track your working hours in UTC time. 

Early on in the projectet we decided to start from a classic 'flieger watch' point of view when designing the watch. Classical flieger watches are both durable built and easy to read, with black dials and bright hands and numbers. However, we needed to downsize the watch case and give it a more reasonable fit for the aircraft maintenance crew who work in narrow and cramped spaces. We also wanted to integrate details from their tools and environment, and of course the current and historical Swedish fighter jets. 

In order to add integrated details into the Air Wolf watch case we decided to design a 4-piece case construction with a replaceable barrel that encloses the complete watch case. The rugged steel surface of this barrel is collected by the many tools and grip-surfaces found in the environment of an aviation technicianand gives the complete watch design new exciting dimesions. Furthermore, we gave the case a polished finish and glare-proofed sapphire crystals in both front and back (see-through caseback) for best visibility. The bezel was placed inside the watch which in order to give it better protection and is operated by an extra crown at two o'clock position. This bi-directional inner rotating bezel is marked with a 0-24 index that can easily be used to track working time.

The 4 o'clock crown is screwed down for better protection. The 2 o'clock crown features the silhouette of the 37 Viggen fighter jet with and the 4'oclock crown features the Swedish symbol with Three Crowns. The second hand also features the silhoutte of the 37 Viggen fighter jet.