Evoking the spirit of the cockpit, the dial is designed with a matte-grained texture that lends a more instrumental feel to this watch. Its minimalist, high-contrast hands and numerals provide excellent clarity and readability, while the oversized calendar window at the three o’clock position enhance its distinguished instrumental design. Just like all AVIATOR watches, each detail is well thought-out to combine authenticity with a look inspired by aviation.
Reflecting a robustly classic look with its brushed and well-proportioned 42-millimeter diameter case, the AVIATOR Airacobra’s design tears a page out of history books. Its oversized, screwed-in crown ensures waterproofing and offers good grip all-around that’s especially convenient when pairing your ensemble with authentic 1940s pilot gloves. Its curved and tapering lugs further ensure a comfortable fit. Opt for the stainless steel or the rose gold model, featuring two polished lines on the bezel that highlight the dial with distinguished sophistication.
Crafted from the most premium materials, every AVIATOR strap is individually developed to share the spirit of the collection. The luxurious, alligator-style leather strap on the AVIATOR Airacobra watch has undergone an extensive tanning process to enhance suppleness, making the strap handsome, durable, stylish, and long-lasting. Its classic yet discreet style balances military precision with a vintage sophistication that universally looks sharp on any wrist. Not to mention, the exclusively crafted buckle picks up the aerodynamic accents of the Airacobra aircraft and contributes to its striking personality.
What makes the Airacobra tick with precision? Its deliberately designed, Swiss-made ETA F06.161 Movement. Since each AVIATOR watch is crafted with a movement to meet a specific form and necessary functionality, the Airacobra model's strikingly large calendar date indicator at 3 o’clock sets it apart with distinction. This innovative calibre is equipped with two superimposed date discs that are driven by an exclusive patented technology and it also offers a power reserve of up to 68 months.
Turn this watch around and the story behind this model reveals its aviation-inspired design. The riveted metal plates and subtle technical descriptions on the case back draw direct design cues from the Airacobra aircraft’s fuselage. An icon of the Airacobra aircraft and the symbolic military star etched into case back further pays homage to this heroic WWII fighter plane. On top of it all, the functionality of the screwed-down case back ensures that it’s perfectly waterproof.