The F-104 'Starfighter' was developed in the 50s to be the fastest and highest flying interceptor aircraft. It reached immense Mach 2 speeds with its radical streamlined design.
We've developed the Starfighter Chronograph with this same philosophy, to acheive the slimmest case profile with an automatic Swiss chronograph movement. The ETA 2894 caliber was chosen due to its thinness and bi-compax subdial layout. The slim, sharp lug design evokes the razor sharp styling of the F-104 wings which were its secret to its record breaking top speed. A sapphire glass caseback reveals a custom PVD coated 'Turbine' rotor of the ETA 2894 chronograph.
The fully custom steel bracelet was designed for the Starfighter with a sharp 22mm to 18mm taper for a sleeker look. It features an endlink that flows seamlessly with the sharp case lug design, with a sharp downward angle to fit smaller wrists. The links feature both brushed and polished surfaces which reflects light brilliantly.
The Starfighter is protected from the rigours of daily wear with a 1200Hv coating on both the case and bracelet. This prevents minor scratches and wear, keeping your timepiece looking new for years to come.
Breaking Barriers with the Starfighter
The various dial options offer a unique identity to each variant. The starry Aventurine glass dial sparkles like the stars in the cosmos. We've developed the meteorite dial with a twist, using a blue PVD coating on the meteorite subdials and natural grey colored meteorite for the rest of the dial. The "Midnight Blue" model features a turbine styled guilloche pattern with fully lumed subdials. Finally, the "Frost" variant is designed in a 'panda' style with a full BGW9 main dial and black subdials for maximum contrast.
The Spitfire Limited Edition
The Supermarine Spitfire is an icon of WWII fighters, playing a pivotal role in the Battle Of Britain. Its combination of an elliptical wing and powerful Merlin engine allowed for high speeds and maneuverability.
This Limited Edition of only 50 pieces features a dial made from the aluminum wing panel of a Mark IX Spitfire. It was removed from the aircraft during restoration work and lightly sanded to remove any corrosion. It still features marks and scratches from the original material.
- Diameter : 41mm
- Lug to Lug Length: 48mm
- Thickness: 11mm without crystal
- Case: 316L SS with brushed and polished surfaces
- Coating: 1200HV Hardened coating on case and bracelet
- Lug Width : 22mm
- Movement: ETA 2894 'Bi-compax' Elabore grade with custom 'Turbine' rotor
- Date: Color matched date wheel
- Water Resistance: 50m
- Crystal: 'Box' Sapphire with Inner AR coating
- Lume: C3 X1 and BGW9
- Bezel: Ceramic or SS depending on the model
- Bracelet: Steel Screw Links with quick adjust clasp. Quick release springbars. 22mm tapered to 18mm
- All new solid Aluminum case
- Steel Warranty Card