Good morning Watchex! Continuing to consolidate my collection, I present this special timepiece. Touted as Stowa’s take on a retro modern flieger. The traditional triangle is replaced by an arrow, and every hour, on the hour the minute hand fills out the arrow turning it into the classic triangle. This piece is not for the faint of heart as it’s a big boi. Here are the specs: Case Diameter: 46,80 mm Height: 13,90mm Strap width: 24,00mm Lug-to-Lug size: 54,30mm Waterproof: up to 20ATM Weight: 122 grams with rubber strap Materiality Case: Titanium Dial: black matt coated with Superluminova BWG9 (white) Hands: Superluminova BWG9 (white) Movement Caliber: ETA 2824-2 Chronometer quality Mechanism: mechanical, automatic *Edit - I accidentally hit reply without finishing… I can use Zelle or PayPal G&S. I’m asking $1950 net to me - I’ll cover insured shipping, if you choose PayPal, you’ll need to cover the 3.5%. I’m open for FaceTime, zoom, whatever you want to verify the veracity of my post. Feel free to ask any questions! From Stowa: TESTAF & DIN. 2016. TESTAF becomes DIN: The new standard for pilot watches DIN 8330. The German DIN standards in the watch sector enjoy the highest reputation in Germany and internationally. For the first time in decades, a completely new German watch standard DIN 8330: time measurement - pilot watches (part 1: requirements and testing and part 2: evaluation of conformity), is issued. It defines the functional requirements for safe and reliable pilot watches and proves the innovative capacity of the German technology-based watch industry. At the initiative of Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH, DIN decided to provide a standard for pilot watches in the summer of 2013, for the first time. For this project, a working group named pilot watches was founded, in which the following well-known companies and institutions participated: FH Aachen as engineering sciences test institute, DNV GL (formerly Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd) as certification institution, Lufthansa Cargo and Airbus Helicopters as user and, as manufacturer, Sinn Spezialuhren, Stowa and Glashütte Original. In October 2015, the competent working committee for watches released both parts of the standard for publishing. Publishing is planned for spring 2016. The basis for the new standard for pilot watches is the Technical Standard for Pilot Watches (www.testaf.org), developed jointly by the Department of aerospace engineering at FH Aachen and Sinn Spezialuhren GmbH, and publicly presented in 2012. The TESTAF presented the first detailed and engineering science based requirements and test catalog for pilot watches in the institutional, professional and civilian air traffic. TESTAF, and now the DIN 8330, transfer the uncompromisingly high demands that are placed on the equipment of planes and helicopters to wrist watches. It ensures that a pilot wirstwatch can replace the time measurement equipment existing in the aircraft completely for the pilot, that it is not affected by the physical stresses of air traffic, that it represents no hazard potential and that it is compatible with other onboard instruments of the air craft. This way, the concept of the pilot watch is supposed to be brought back to its origin as a watch equipped with special functional and technical features. The main differences between the requirements of DIN 8330-1 and TESTAF can be summarized as follows: (1) The DIN 8330-1 expands the circle of certifiable types of watches, for example by considering quartz watches or more practical requirements for the permitted magnetic signature of a pilot watch. (2) In numerous concrete requirements the DIN 8330-1 surpasses the TESTAF. This particularly concerns the tightened test criteria for readability, vibration loads and resistance to air craft typical liquids. In addition, requirements for compatibility with night vision equipment are defined for the first time. (3) The DIN 8330-1 specifies, systematizes and updates the regulations applied and developed for the TESTAF tests. The new standard DIN 8330 Time Measurement - Pilot watches emphasizes the international leading position of the German watch industry and their claim to further promote the development of technologically sophisticated watches. Only a neutral institution approved by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) can certify that watches meet all the requirements of DIN 8330-1. These watches may then be provided with the known DIN mark. The core team of the work group Pilot watches: Specialists of any kind: test engineer, authorized officer, development manager, flight officer, project manager, manager WG DIN 8330, chief test pilot, aerospace engineering Flieger Professional - Story & Inspiration. THE FUTURE NEEDS THE PAST. STOWA’S RETRO-FUTURISTIC FLIEGER WATCH. “Besides modern products in new but often unexciting shapes, for example smart phones, there are objects with a history in a traditional way, like ocean liners, cars and of course pilot watches, which speak to us emotionally by their visual familiarity. Apart from that, innovation and customer’s demands require modernization and with that new ways of designing. The trick is to balance the familiar with the new. When I started working for Disney 20 years ago, designing innovative cruise ships for families, we discovered that kids loved the futuristic Star Trek liner whereas their parents liked the classical ocean liners Normandie and France better. I combined both, classical lines and wide bows with a descending stern as well as a navigating bridge in the style of a spaceship – and called the resulting design retro-futuristic, an established term nowadays. Regarding STOWA’s new Flieger watch, an uncompromising-professional time measuring instrument, together with Jörg Schauer I combined a classical watch case with a bionic shaped bezel: two spatial sine curves, combined at an angle of 90 degrees, create perfectly ergonomic shaped transitions which meet the high DIN standards concerning safe handling with gloves while capturing the avant-garde style of a Boeing Dreamliner. Yet, such a complex design would not be possible without computer-based production. Moreover, the watch features an innovative dial: we replaced the classical triangle on 12 o’clock with an open A, making the minute hand close the triangle visually in its center precisely when it hits the 60 minutes mark. In the sense of Odo Marquart’s future always needs a past (Zukunft braucht Herkunft) STOWAs new Flieger watch is a logical step forward.” Hartmut Esslinger, March 2016
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Estimated Private Party Value $712 — $950
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