THE CONQUEST OF THE SKIES
AIRFIGHT : 1930 – 1980
RESERVOIR takes its inspiration from the universes that have marked the history of mankind from the 19th Century to the present time. Military aviation and its icons – including both the planes that achieved such cult status and the design of the aviation instruments – provide an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the AIRFIGHT range.
The fighter aircraft’s propellers beat the air insistently on the tarmac. The open cockpit exhales the smell of the fuel and mechanics. The pilot adjusts his suit, and all he needs now do is slip on his goggles and then take off in his conquest of the skies. As he reaches his peak the smoke trails carve patterns in the sky, reminding the pilot that he alone is in charge of the speed and the trajectory. It is here in this time and space that movement and rigour make their mark in a surge of adrenalin.
In order to fine-tune the precision mechanism so that the three complications on the timepieces can be displayed, RESERVOIR has joined forces with one of the best-known Swiss watchmakers, specialized in designing high complication movements. A 97-part proprietary watchmaking module has, to this end, been specially drawn up and patented. The module is powered by the ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision, oscillating at 28800/h. All RESERVOIR watches feature a retrograde minute hand, a jumping hour and a 34-hour power reserve.
THE SWISS MADE LABEL
Qualified watchmakers design, assemble and check the meticulously calibrated settings of RESERVOIR watches in Switzerland, and the fact that the checks are so thorough, and that such attention is devoted to every minor detail, means that RESERVOIR Watch timepieces are truly proud to display their SWISS MADE label: an emblem of high-quality watchmaking achieved through a patented proprietary module comprising 97 components.
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Material: 316L Steel with black PVD treatment
Finishings: satin and polished
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case back opened at 240° (5 screws)
Water-resistant up to 50 metres (5 ATM)
Mechanical automatic movement, calibre 2824-2 with additional RESERVOIR mechanism (97 pcs).
Functions: Retrograde Minute – Jumping Hour – Power Reserve (34hr)
Black dial, white index markings
Synthetic black fibre, white overstitching, black lining
Butterfly folding clasp in steel with black PVD treatment