Although Glycine as of now has a 101 years history (a year ago they commended their 100th commemoration with a restricted arrangement of a F104 wrist-and pocket watch ), it was likely the Glycine Airman, that set the brand on the guide. A genuine pilot’s watch with a 24-hour dial, that demonstrates time in three (extraordinary) time regions. This year Glycine presents for the absolute first time an Airman with a 12-hour dial and 12-hour bezel: the Glycine Airman Double Twelve.
When Glycine presented the Airman in 1953, it immediately got an energetic welcome. Among authorities the vintage Airmans are pursued pieces, particularly the models utilized by US pilots who served in Vietnam. It is an appropriate device watch that, with the assistance of a pivoting 24-hour bezel, and a second 24-hour hand, demonstrates time in three time regions. Record-breaking signs are in a 24-hour show; something that primarily pilots appeared to appreciate. A year ago, when the brand commended their 100th commemoration they presented the Airman 1953, a restricted version that was an accolade for the absolute first Airman.
Even however the Airman is an extraordinary glancing watch in its own right, you must be an aficionado of the 24-hour dial and bezel as it requires some investment to become accustomed to. On the off chance that you can’t, it won’t get a lot of wrist-time.
The huge change for this new Airman, the Double Twelve, is the 12-hour scale on the dial and a second 12-hour scale on the bezel, which fills in as a second timezone sign. Each Airman before this Double Twelve consistently had a 24hr scale rather than the more customary a large portion of a-day show. This makes the watch more ‘accessible’ for each and every individual who can’t get used to the 24-hour sign. Exactly as expected, the wide range of various key highlights of the Airman are still there like the extra crown at 4 o’clock which is utilized to secure the bezel place.
The size of the Double Twelve is very unassuming, at 40 mm across, measured without the crowns. From the outset, three unique forms will be accessible, with a fourth coming later in the year. The incredibly neat black variant, clear difference among numerals and dial, comes on a black calfskin lash. Despite the fact that it fills the need of a pilot’s watch without limit, it very well may be considered somewhat customary as far as look.
So, in the event that you’d prefer have a touch of shading in your watch, there is additionally a blue or red ‘degrade’ dial accessible. These ‘degrade’ dials are marginally hazier towards the top, and progressively get lighter towards 6 o’clock. Particularly the blue adaptation is a striking combination on the coordinating blue cowhide lash it comes on. The fourth model (which will come later) will have a green dial, and furthermore includes the ‘degrade-style’ dial. The halfway mounted hours, minutes and seconds hand contrast pleasantly on all three dials, and are treated with iridescent material.
The development within the Glycine Airman Double Twelve is the GL 224, got from an ETA 2824 programmed development. Accessibility for Glycine isn’t an issue at this point, yet they are now looking to another provider because of the continuous (and as of now since a long time ago arranged) conveyance reductions of ETA developments outside of the Swatch Group. The Glycine Airman Double Twelve will be accessible at a cost of $ 1,625 USD.