CATALINA Blue Bronze Aeronautical Chronograph 41 Brown Race
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The Blue Bronze Catalina Aeronautical Chronograph is a limited edition watch available in only 200 pcs. It is a Swedish pilot watch inspired by the amphibious aircraft Consolidated PBY Catalina, known in the Swedish Air Force as the TP47, and famous for being shot down in 1952 by the Sovjet Union when searching for the missing Douglas DC-3.
The bronze watch case is crafted in the high quality bronze material CuSn8andmix brushed and polished surfaces in acarefullybalanced way. The casewears very comfortable on the wrist on a thick, vegetable tanned calfskin strap. The pushers has been given an aerodynamic shape in brushed bronze with polished edges. Purshers and crown have been given a grooved grip-surface that can be found on various metal parts in the aircraft cockpit.
The dark blue watch dial hosts bronze indices with curved corners. Indices and hands have been filled with supuerluminova C1 which is white in daylight and turns green in darkness. The hands of the two subdials, as well as the font of all numbers, has been designed according to various gauges in the aircraft cockpit. The shape and design of the minute and hour hands are inspired by traditional divers watches that reminds us that this iswatch for both land and sea - just like the amphibious Catalina aircraft.
The Catalina watch case has been crafted in the high quality bronze material CuSn8, which is characterized as a very pure bronze alloy with extremely little content of impurities. CuSn8 is known for its excellent spring properties and high strength.
The watch runs on a movement from Seiko called VK64 which is a combination of modern quartz technology and traditional mechanical engineering. Hour- minute and second hands runs on battery and the chronograph runs on the mechanical parts with a 1/5 second sweeping hand. This hybrid movement makes the Catalina watch a very reliable, accurate and durable wrist watch. The top surface of the sapphire crystal is treated with a coating protecting it from stains and fingerprints. The bottom surface of the crystal has a double anti-reflective coating to create the best possible visibilty. The watch has a water resistancy of 10 atm / 100 meters with a screwed down crown. This makes the Catalina watch a very reliable, accurate and durable wrist watch.
SAPPHIRE & BEZEL
The watch is equipped with a double domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating as well as a protective fingerprint resistant coating. The 120 click bezel turns counterclockwise.
Material: Bronze CuSn8
Dial: Dark blue
Case: 41 mm (diameter), 14mm (height)
Movement: Seiko VK64 mecaquartz
Crystal: Double domed sapphire
Water resistant: 10 atm / 100 m / 328 ft
Battery: 3 year
Warranty: 5 year
Strap: Vegetable tanned, thick calfskin strap with a wing-shaped, brushed stainless steel buckle (316L) engraved with the MALM logo.