Modeled after the Dakota’s cockpit panel, the brushed matte and grained surfaces bring a subtle minimalism to its fundamental design. The fine, concentric circles and the circularly brushed numerals on the recessed ring help blend pure elegance with a military sophistication. Its retro Super-LumiNova Cathedral hands, along with the bold, luminescent triangle and hourly indexes make readability key and clear. Together, this watch will command your attention in making time your top priority.
The case is comprised of three symmetrical parts: bezel, body case, back case. Using a combination of brushing and sandblasting with fine watchmaking techniques, the rounded curves and streamlined matte surfaces reflect the elegant spirit of the Dakota military aircraft. Meanwhile, the curved lugs provide a proper fit on any wrist and draw attention to a uniquely minimalist and vintage style.
Crafted from the most premium materials and made with the finest techniques, AVIATOR watch straps are uniquely developed to celebrate the spirit and adventures of flight. For the AVIATOR Dakota timepiece, the stitchless strap delivers a clean and minimalist look that is reminiscent of the later years of Art Deco. The strap is comprised of three separate parts: a retro front that’s made of the finest grain leather, a contrasting middle layer that provides rigid support, and a soft back leather surface for added comfort on the wrist.
At the heart of this timepiece is one of the most well-known, Swiss-made mechanical movements. Featuring an Sellita SW-200 movement, it is considered a highly reliable workhorse with precision at its core. This movement is crafted with a fusion of advanced technologies and Artisanal expertise. The Incabloc Novodiac superbly offers protection from shocks and bumps. Meanwhile, the caliber beats at 28,800 bph and it is powered by an Etachron regulator to maintain precision, both on and off the ground.
Incorporating the Douglas Dakota cockpit Attitude Indicator Instrument in its design, the case back replicates the functionality that measures the aircraft’s orientation with respect to the Earth’s horizon. This feature is covered in crystal to protect from scratches and shocks, and also provides a comfortable fit on the wrist. It is the finite details that reflect aviation heritage and fine watchmaking techniques such as this feature that is built into every AVIATOR watch.