Airain is a Swiss watch brand founded in 1934 that specialized in the development of pilot’s chronographs, to the point of becoming during the ’50s and ’60s one of the three main suppliers, together with Breguet and Dodane, of the French Army of the Type 20 model, whose designation refers to a set of specifications that these chronographs should meet.
Since 2014 and after being acquired by his sister brand Lebois & Co, Tom and Eveline Van Wylick, the CEO of the brand and his wife, have dedicated their time to trying to return the brand to its glory days through the re-edition of the Airain Type 20, more recently a limited edition of 134 units was released of the famous flyback chronograph with a brown/chocolate dial and matching leather strap that quickly sold out.
Given the success of the previous limited edition, the brand is now back to betting on a new limited edition with the same 134 units, whose number pays homage to the year the brand was founded, but now in the form of a new variant in military green and which is now coming with a matching textile strap.
The new Airain Type 20 Vert Militaire comes with a 39.5mm diameter stainless steel case with a brushed finish, drilled lugs, bidirectional countdown bezel, domed hesalite crystal, large crown and two push buttons, and solid screwed case back engraved with the words of Limited Edition and individual numbering and 50m water resistance.
The matt green dial features two horizontal registers, formed by a 30-minute counter at three o’clock and small seconds at 9 o’clock, condensed Arabic numerals and three central hands all filled with luminescent material in a patina tone.
Inside, the column wheel chronograph is powered by the manual-wind movement Caliber AM1, which comes with incabloc shock protection and offers up to 60 hours of power reserve.
Finally, the new Airain Type 20 is offered with a 3-stripe green and cream nylon fabric NATO strap, priced at €2,846 with the shipping starts at the end of August.
Read more on www.airain.com.
Model: Type 20 Vert Militaire Limited Edition
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Case Dimensions: 39.50 mm Diameter, 10.85 mm thickness (without crystal)
Crystal: Hesalite Glass
Case Back: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Strap: 3-stripe green and cream nylon fabric NATO strap with stainless steel buckle
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph, countdown bezel
Power Reserve: 60 Hours
Price: € 2,846
Availability: Shipping starts at end of August
Limited Edition: Yes, 134 pieces