Airfight Propeller

RSV02.AF/230-12

Inspired by aviation instruments, the AIRFIGHT centres on its black colour: a reflection of its quiet restraint at the service of measurement and precision. The two models are distinguished by the finish of their index markings in white or yellow, and by their canvas fabric straps.

  • RETROGRADE MINUTE
  • JUMPING HOURS
  • POWER RESERVE
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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.

The AIRFIGHT collection takes its inspiration from fighter aircraft, and centres on the black colour of the on-board flight instruments. The cases are made of black PVD-treated 316L steel, with a jumping hour aperture inspired by the designs of aircraft wings and cockpits, along with a yellow date aperture for one of the models. The models are watertight to 50 metres. The black dials and super-luminova white hands are emblematic of the understated precision and hyper-functionality of aeronautical instruments.

 

THE MOVEMENT

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 124-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 37-hour power reserve.

 

SWISS MADE LABEL

The RESERVOIR collection is a testament to the unique body of watchmaking knowledge that abides by the most stringent professional standards.

Qualified watchmakers design, assemble and check the meticulously calibrated settings of RESERVOIR watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The fact that the checks are so thorough, and that such attention is devoted to every minor detail, means that RESERVOIR is truly proud to display the SWISS MADE label: an emblem of high-quality watchmaking achieved through a patented proprietary module comprising 124 components.

2-year international warranty

TECHNICAL FEATURES

AIRFIGHT
REFERENCE RSV02.AF/230-12

CASE
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Material: 316L Steel with black PVD treatment
Finishings: satin and polished
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown
Case back opened at 240° (5 screws)
Water-resistant up to 50 metres (5 ATM)

MOVEMENT
Mechanical automatic movement, calibre 2824-2 with additional RESERVOIR mechanism (97 pcs).
Functions: Retrograde Minute – Jumping Hour – Power Reserve (34hr)

DIAL
Black dial, white index markings

STRAP
Synthetic black fibre, white overstitching, black lining
Butterfly folding clasp in steel with black PVD treatment

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