A Flieger Watch With an Amazing Movement
This watch has quickly become a favorite among the many pilot's watches that we've seen, and here's why.
First, the watch is a perfect size at 42 mm in diameter. Next, Thomas Ninchritz has some of the best dial designs in the business. And lastly, where have you seen a pilot's watch with the type of movement finishing and construction shown in the picture above and discussed below?
Quite simply, this is a connoisseur's watch with a German flieger design.
The German case is in stainless steel and is polished by hand. The dial is matte black, and features Arabic numerals and the traditional German triangle marker at 12. Both the hands and markers are coated with SuperLuminova for night legibility.
Black strap with contrast white stitching which is attached by screws and features an engraved tang buckle.
Thomas Ninchritz lives in Nuremberg, Germany and the Fliegeruhr features details that you won't find in most other mechanical watches:
- Traditional German 3/4 plate
- Swan neck fine adjustment
- Screwed gold chatons
- Unique Côtes de Genève pattern
- Perlage on inner plates
- Blued screws
- Movement is rhodium plated
It is important to note that Thomas completely finishes and decorates this movement by hand.
We'd also like to point out something we've never seen on a mechanical watch. You may be familiar with the process of Côtes de Genève (Geneva stripes) where the watchmaker typically applies vertical patterns to decorate the movement plates.
Thomas has developed his own technique where the patterns are actually circular as can be seen from the photograph above. The result is quite unique and striking.
This watch features luminous hands, and lume dots on the hour markers as well as adjacent to the triangle at noon.
This is a pilot's watch that will stand out in any collection.