Friday, March 13, 2015

COINWATCH Medallion Collection Fighter Plane

Founded in 1984, Coinwatch has been loyal to the unique philosophy of creating fine watches inspired by various antique coins of rich historical values, as a reflection of the intriguing relationship among history, time and watches. For years the classy and enticing design of the coin watches has been in harmony with the solemn motif of coin; whereas today, Coinwatch strives to stretch the limits of possibility by crafting novel coin watches of the new era. This year, the brand manifests its innovative spirit with its latest creation to the Medallion Collection – a timepiece imbued with modernity and military elements, to illustrate a distinctive facet of masculinity.

The Olympic commemorative coin pays tribute to the world’s largest and best regarded sports games, and thus the inspired coin watch design is richly infused with sports-related elements. One of the most impressive accomplishments of Coinwatch is its ingenious treatment of details, which is also exemplified in the Medallion Collection. The Olympic spirit stimulates the creativity of the brand. The essence of sportsmanship is aptly reflected in the chic designs. The new collectible in the series, the C161 model manifests a historical heritage by adopting Fighter Plane commemorative coins as its design prototype and infusing the classic military style into the watch.


As the orthodox manufacturer of coin watches, Coinwatch is highly recognized for its expertise in blending the details of coins with the artistry of watchmaking. The C161 model is referred to the WWII Fighter Planes silver commemorative coins issued by the Perth Mint Australia in 2008. Three military aircrafts are specially picked as the engraved motifs on the casebacks. For the C161BBK featuring a black case and a black dial, the brand adopts the image of the Messerschmitt Bf109 from Germany; while the C161SIY, which consists of a 316L stainless steel case with a black bezel and a khaki dial, is ornamented by a soaring Yakovlev Yak-3 from the Soviet Union; and last but not least, the iconic North American P-51 Mustang is incised on the back of the C161BGN with a black case and an army green dial. Contrastive from the brand’s conventional impression of genteel, polished designs, the tough and robust character of the Fighter Planes provides a refreshing alternative for Coinwatch.
In addition to its macho design, the watch is geared with GMT indication to cater to the practical needs of modern globetrotters. Apart from a date display at 3H, the inner circle at the centre also serves as a 24H time indicator for an alternate time zone, which is accompanied by the rotational bezel marked with the names of global cities, equipping the wearer with a global timekeeper. The time zone can be easily customized using the crown on the left of the case at 9H.

A Swiss-made quartz movement is housed in a case assimilating the outline of a coin. The bezel is bolted with four screws for a neat yet sturdy look, demonstrating the brand’s subtle aesthetics. The 43mm 316L stainless steel case matches superbly with the virile style of the watch. What’s more, the case is skillfully treated with black PVD or coupled with a black PVD bezel, which brings out an exceptional tint of dynamic trendiness.

Characterized by its military style, the watch also keeps up with the high functionality of military timepieces by offering extreme readability with its easy-to-read watch hands, clear-cut hour-markers and an oversize dial. Available in khaki, black or army green, the dial is paired with a genuine leather or nylon strap of the matching tone. Not only can it showcase an outstanding personal style, but also serve as a forerunner in the revival trend of military watches. As a correspondence to the theme of masculine vigor, the watch offers a water resistance of 100 metres, and each version is exclusively available in 999 pieces only.

Model: C161BBK
Movement: Swiss Quartz Movement
Functions: Quartz, 3 Hands, Date, GMT indication
Dial: Black
Case: 316L Stainless Steel with Black PVD, 43mm
Glass: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Case back: 316L Stainless Steel, the design is referred to one of the Perth Mint Australia WWII Fighter Planes silver commemorative coins, Messerschmitt Bf109
Strap: Black Leather Strap
Buckle: 316L Stainless Steel with Black PVD Pin Buckle
Water resistance: 100M
Limited edition: 999pcs

Model: C161SIY
Movement: Swiss Quartz Movement
Functions: Quartz, 3 Hands, Date, GMT indication
Dial: Khaki
Case: 316L Stainless Steel with Black PVD, 43mm
Glass: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Case back: 316L Stainless Steel, the design is referred to one of the Perth Mint Australia WWII Fighter Planes silver commemorative coins, Yakovlev Yak-3
Strap: Brown Leather Strap
Buckle: 316L Stainless Steel Pin Buckle
Water resistance: 100M
Limited edition: 999pcs

Model: C161BGN
Movement: Swiss Quartz Movement
Functions: Quartz, 3 Hands, Date, GMT indication
Dial: Army Green
Case: 316L Stainless Steel with Black PVD, 43mm
Glass: Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
Case back: 316L Stainless Steel, the design is referred to one of the Perth Mint Australia WWII Fighter Planes silver commemorative coins, North American P-51 Mustang
Strap: Army Green Nylon Strap
Buckle: 316L Stainless Steel with Black PVD Pin Buckle
Water resistance:100M
Limited edition: 999pcs

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