Evoking the spirit of the cockpit, the dial is designed with a matte-grained texture that lends a more instrumental feel to this watch. To start, the internal bezel features a Tachymeter and a Telemeter Scale to precisely calculate and determine speed and distance, keeping function integral to its styling. Then there are the three subdials, including the chronograph minutes, 1/10 second counters and running second counter to provide instant information and to keep time with precision. Couple those features with the easy readability of the hour numerals and indexes for a watch that stands out and stands above others.
Reflecting a robustly classic look with its brushed and well-proportioned 45-millimeter diameter case, the AVIATOR Airacobra’s design tears a page out of history books. Its straight lugs preserve the rounded, instrumental look of the watch case and also contributes to its vintage roots. Meanwhile, its oversized crown not only offers good grip all-around, it’s particularly convenient when matching your ensemble with a pair of authentic 1940s pilot gloves.
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 P45 Chrono 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.
What makes the AVIATOR Airacobra P45 Chrono tick with precision? Its deliberately designed, Swiss-made Ronda 5040 D. Movement. With each element carefully calculated in design, the Chronograph function with 1/10 seconds, along with the ADD and the SPLIT function, work to help track intervals of time with precision. Combine that with a Tachymeter and Telemeter and this watch proves itself to be a professional tool with power reserve of up to 54 months.
Turn this watch around and the story behind this model reveals its aviation-inspired design. The case back draws direct cues from the Airacobra aircraft – from the four screws on the perimeter to the subtle technical descriptions, and an icon of the Airacobra aircraft etched into the case back further pays homage to this heroic WWII fighter plane.