Case: 41 mm, Stainless steel, 316L
Movement: Seiko VK67 meca-quartz. Chronograph complication
Lume: Vintage yellow/orange
Crystal: Scratch proof sapphire, glareproofed, anti-fingerprint coating
Water resistant: 10 atm / 100 meters / 328 feet
Between lugs: 20 mm
The Swedish J35 Draken (Swedish for “the kite”) entered service in 1960 after the increasing need of an aircraft that could and intercept the new threats. Initially designed as a high speed and altitude fighter jet, equipped with radar and all necessary weaponry, the J35 proved to have many areas of expertise. The special construction of a small body and double delta wing, hence its name, made it efficient in both high and lower speed and on low altitudes as well. Soon a reconnaissance version and a two seated school version was also developed. The J35 Draken served in four different air forces in a total of 46 years. The last J35 in military service was retired in 2005 in Austria.
The Dalton J35 Chronograph 41 has been developed by studying the various gauges and instruments in the cockpit of the historical Swedish fighter jet J35 Draken. New for this Dalton is the placement of the sub dials, located in the top, left and bottom and that are inspired by the gauges in the J35. The center positioned second hand has a silhouette of the J35. The silhoutte of the shield used by pilots of the Swedish Air Force is located in the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions. The hands and indices have been applied with yellow/orange vintage lume. The numbers have been designed by MALM to resemble the design of the numbers in the cockpit.