I16-Aviator1944

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The most historical and excting model out of the Aviator Family is the Aviator1944 which comes... more
Product information "I16-Aviator1944"

The most historical and excting model out of the Aviator Family is the Aviator1944 which comes with original historical LACO mechanism, made in Pforzheim/Germany during WW2 time in 1944.
This Version has the second counter on the same position like the original board instrument and is the most close hommage to the I16 Cockpit Clock.

The unbelievable story of these movements turn the watches into pure collectorpieces. It is hard to imagine that those movements survived the bombing of Pforzheim and the destruction of LACO factory.

TNT doesn't only deliver the watch with historical movement, included in the 1944 set threre's also an original productional certificate handsigned by workers in 1944 as well as the original productional box used to keep the movements in 1944. The future owner will additionally get one original spare movement.

The basic optical principles of the I16 Aviator watch is the 44mm square case with 4 massive real screws. This design is following as much as possible the Russian board instrument used in the combat plane I16 during WW2.

The geometry as well as the screws are close to the original and the combination between steel color and black PVD together with different movement options gives a lot of choices between the Aviator Models. 

The first start of this airplane dates back to 1933. The readability was the fundamental criteria behind the creation of the I16 watch, just as with the I16 aircraft board instrument itself. The final watch design is very close to the historical board instrument. The dial of the historical Aviator1944 is a nearly perfect copy of the original I16 board instrument. Strong Luminova optimizes the readability!

Enjoy discovering the I16 Aviator models, we would like to welcome you as a future member of our Aviator family.

Quantity: Strong Limited
Functions: Hour, Minute, Subsecond @12
Case Material: Black PVD partly, Stainless Steel 316L
Case Body: Sandblasted, Steel 316l
Case Back: Screwed, Steel , Transparent-Glass
Case Lugs: PVD coated
Diameter: 43 mm without crown
High: 13.1 mm
Glass : Pyrex (8 Mohs hardness but no fingerprints)
Dial: Black , Index Luminova
Hands : Blue, Strong Luminova
Movement: Historical - LACO – DUROWE Production 1944, Made in Germany
Movement Typ: 3 Hand, Handwound, Historical Mechanism
Power Reserve: Up to 42 hours
Decoration: Standard
Special 1: Additional historical LACO mechanism made in 1944 ( Spare Part )
Special 2 : Additional historical Production Box LACO from 1944
Co-Branding Option: Logo on Dial, Min. 10 Watches
Strap / Size: 24mm, Black, Brown
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Warrenty: 2 Years
Technical details "I16-Aviator1944"
Quantity: Strong Limited
Functions: Hour, Minute, Subsecond @12
Case Material: Black PVD partly, Stainless Steel 316L
Case Body: Sandblasted, Steel 316l
Case Back: Screwed, Steel , Transparent-Glass
Case Lugs: PVD coated
Diameter: 43 mm without crown
High: 13.1 mm
Glass : Pyrex (8 Mohs hardness but no fingerprints)
Dial: Black , Index Luminova
Hands : Blue, Strong Luminova
Movement: Historical - LACO – DUROWE Production 1944, Made in Germany
Movement Typ: 3 Hand, Handwound, Historical Mechanism
Power Reserve: Up to 42 hours
Decoration: Standard
Special 1: Additional historical LACO mechanism made in 1944 ( Spare Part )
Special 2 : Additional historical Production Box LACO from 1944
Co-Branding Option: Logo on Dial, Min. 10 Watches
Strap / Size: 24mm, Black, Brown
Waterproof: 10 ATM
Warrenty: 2 Years
The first start of this airplane was in 1933. Readability was the fundamental criteria behind... mehr

The first start of this airplane was in 1933. Readability was the fundamental criteria behind the creation of the I16 watch, just as with the I16 aircraft Boardinstrument itself. The final watchdesign is very close to the historical bordinstrument. The dial of the historical Aviator1944 is a nearly perfect copy of the original I16 Bordinstrument. Strong Luminova optimize the readability!

The watch.ru Version  is desigend by the young designer Shmanev Sergey from russia specially for the watch.ru members and this is the base for all additional models.
 
Enjoy discovering the I16 Aviator models, we would like to welcome you as a future member of our Aviator family.

 

INCREDIBLE FIND – 1944 NOS LACO MOVEMENTS SAVED BEFORE BOMBING OF PFORZHEIM A incredible... mehr

INCREDIBLE FIND – 1944 NOS LACO MOVEMENTS
SAVED BEFORE BOMBING OF PFORZHEIM

A incredible story about the find of historical important movements in a rubbish container…

I think all of us were travelling by car across the country using a highway, all of us stopped to eat.
Try to imagine you eat your meal and you  see in front of you a car and person who throws boxes into a rubbish container.
After some time the car leaves , you finish your food and you go to this container to throw your rubbish.
You open this container and you see boxes … strange OLD boxes … Some are branded with LACO some with hand signatures.
It is clear it has something to do with production. You open a box, because you are curious… I think old boxes are interesting, isn’t it???

After you open this boxes you see old mechanisms, brand new never used old watch-movements, watch parts, signatures and dates from End of 1944.

What would you do ? First to save these things, just to show it to a professional, to get some information about what you found.
THIS EXACTLY HAPPENED IN THE AREA AROUND PFORZHEIM THREE YEARS AGO!

PFORZHEIM in 1945…
The end of the war was tragic for Pforzheim

During World War II, Pforzheim was bombed a number of times. The largest raid, and one of the most devastating area bombardements of World War II, was carried out by the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the evening of 23 February 1945. About one quarter of the town’s population, over 17,000 people, were killed in the air raid, and about 83% of the town’s buildings were destroyed. The town was thought by the Allies to be producing precision instruments for use in the German war effort and to be a transport centre for the movement of German troops. ( source Wikipedia )

These movements had been produced not long before this bombing and they were saved in an old Villa.

One year ago this old villa was sold, the reconstruction company was responsible to empty it.
Some of the dials and parts were made for the 55mm B-Uhr ( the big pilot ), and it seems the employee were thinking the dials are radioactive.
Because of the they throwed the boxes in a public container. The receycling of radioactive rubbish is exremely expensive… But they were wrong.

WHAT A LUCK FOR US …
Producer was LACHER & Co and DUROWE, some parts were made for the military pilotwatch ( B-Uhr ) and was delivered to the DEUTSCHEN LUFTWAFFE.
These movements and parts are saved now and can be used for production of special watches. The parts for the B-Uhr are offered as a sparepart kids.
The plan is to make somethig interesting , a watch made in Pforzheim with a movement which is made in Pforzheim and saved before the terrible bombing.

Now we are proud to offer this fantastic movements in our I16 - AVIATOR 1944. Please be reminded we have only a strong limited quantity and we are not abel to tell the exact qantity we are goint to make. In the first shot we will produce 25 pieces, after this we will continue till all available the movements are used.

LACO 523 (Durowe410)

Manual Wind
Subsecond

Technical Data
Diameter : 23,8mm
f=18000A/h
Power Reserve 40h

 

 

 

General Dial Information: The Aviator Family comes with 3 different dial versions. All of them... mehr

General Dial Information:

The Aviator Family comes with 3 different dial versions. All of them equipped with strong glowing Luminova for perfect readibility during night.
Also the hands carry the Luminova, the style is the same like in the historical Clock.

1. Aviator1944 - Second below 12 (close to the center like in the original Bordinstrument )
2. Aviator ONE and RU - Second at 12 o´Clock position
3. Aviator PRO - Second at  6 o´Clock Position

Below we show some impressions of different Dial Versions.

The General Case specifications of all Aviator Models are as follows... The basic optical... mehr

The General Case specifications of all Aviator Models are as follows...

The basic optical principles of the I16 Aviator watch watch is the 43mm square case with 4 massive real screws. This Design is following as much as possible the Russian Bordinstrument used in the combat plane I16 during WW2. The geometry as well as the screws is close to the original and the different combination beteen steel color and black PVD together with different movement options give a huge of choices.

 Handmade and handstitched Also the straps are made from massive leather. The stitching is... mehr

 Handmade and handstitched
Also the straps are made from massive leather. The stitching is made by hand.
The buckle is deep engraved and appears in the look of a wing.

 The Strap is available in black or brown color.

 

 

 

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