Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CJR Watches AIRSPEED: The First Curved Regulator Watch

After their first and successful Kickstarter project VELOCITA, Hong Kong based watch brand presents AIRSPEED, a retro-chic regulator watch designed for both men and women.

Inspired by regulators as well as air plane dashboard instruments, the AIRSPEED features a stunning and highly innovative dial inside a beautifully curved case. This timepiece meticulously fuses both vintage and contemporary design concepts. Firstly, it has drawn inspiration from the regulator complication first appeared in the late 17th century. In a traditional regulator, the second, minute and hour hands are separated into sub-dials. The vertical layout of the traditional regulator dial design has been enhanced with, modern and more asymmetric design.
In the AIRSPEED, the main dial serves for minute indication with the large centre hands. The subdials for hours and seconds are overlapped to form the shape for 8. Two dial versions are available: Black (Pilot) and Beige (Vintage). The dial indexes and the hands are coated in Super-LumiNova. Luminance is only available on the pilot version of the AIRSPEED.
Second innovation in the timepiece is its ultra modern case. The curved casing is made from Hesalite crystal, a robust, shatterproof material used in spacecrafts. Case measures 43mm in diameter and offers the dial a warmer look. The dome-shaped crystal extends to the very edge– making the watch look more crystal than metal. This is more than an elegant design feature, as it slightly magnifies the dial elements for better legibility from all angles and lighting conditions.

Inside beats the Japanese Miyota 8219 self-winding movement. Beating at frequency of 21,600 BPH / 3 Hz, this 21 jewel movement comes equipped with Parashock shock resistant technology which makes the movement more durable. This automatic movement offers power reserve up to 45 hours when fully wound.
Finally, the AIRSPEED comes fitted with fine Italian leather straps equipped with quick release system or Nato straps. The brand also offers a number of straps of different styles that are interchangeable, to suit different occasions and styles.

The brand has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the initial production of the AIRSPEED collection. By supporting this campaign, the backers can order the AIRSPEED watch with prices starting from $329.

Please visit the following link to be the part of this campaign:-

Technical details
Case Diameter: 43.0 mm 
Case Thickness: 10.0 mm
Lug Width: 20.0 mm
Case Material: Hesalite Crystal
Movement: Miyota Caliber 8219
Dial: PVD Coating with Super-LumiNova (Pilot Ver. Only)
Water Resistance: 3 ATM (30 m)

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