Later this month the Swiss watchmaker is set to present the new member of its Airspeed family of aviator watches: the new Revue Thommen Airspeed XLarge Chronograph.
Although the design of the new time measuring device just screams ‘Breitling‘, there is still some RT’s brand DNA here.
Since the Swiss watchmaker also produces avionics for the aerospace industry, their watches are known for almost unrivaled legibility: the thing that Breitling with its cluttered (and sometimes unreadable) dials can only dream of.
As you can see on the photos, the timekeeper’s face sports a very Spartan black and white color scheme with distinctive red touches reserved for the three chronograph hands.
The choice of the colors makes it especially easy to read current time and lets you find the small seconds sub-dial (at 3 o’clock) at a glance.
Besides being colored with white Superluminova (like the hour and minute hands,) it also sports a similar shape, while the pointers at the 30-minute and 12-hour totalizers (at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively) are bright red and sport slightly different shape.
The matte black PVD treatment not only provides the watch with more menacing appearance, it also makes it look more alike “real” pilot’s watches that usually come with burnished cases in order to reflect as little light as possible.
As usual, the watch is powered is powered by the robust and reliable ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement.
The Airspeed XLarge Chronograph is going to be presented in about two weeks at Baselworld 2011 event.
Photos: Revue Thommen
Revue Thommen Airspeed XLarge Chronograph automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, chronograph
Power reserve: 48 hours
Case material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Bezel material: Stainless steel, black PVD
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.50 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black rubber
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Transparent