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 Warranty: 5 year Strap: Vegetable tanned, thick calfskin strap with a wing-shaped buckle in bronze (CuSN8) engraved with the MALM logo.
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 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.
CRYSTAL, BEZEL & WATER RESISTANCE
Top surface of the double domed sapphire crystal has a coating protecting it from stains and fingerprints. The bottom surface of the crystal has a anti-reflective coating to create the best possible visibilty. The watch is water resistant to 10 atm / 100 meters with a screwed down crown. The 120 click bezel turns counterclockwise.