Inspired by the MiG-29’s dashboard instrument, featuring multi-functionality and multi-finishings, the dial lets you keep your eye on three levels of information: the aeronautical slide rule on the rotating reflector, the time and stopwatch with its three chronograph eyes, and the central stop second. Its clean indexes and bold hands offer easy readability, while the slide rule lines and the chronograph counter circles lend a hi-tech feel. Since every AVIATOR dial is the result of highly precise engineering and manufacturing skills, you get a high-level of quality that’s unlike any other.
Whether you need to calculate estimated fuel burn, ETA, or time en route, the left crown on the aeronautical Slide Rule will navigate you to the answer. Based on the E6B flight computer used by pilot schools for training purposes, the Slide Rule features hundreds of angles and different logarithmic relations. The outer scale of E6B is engraved on the case bezel with an inversion from 6.0 to 1.0 to highlight the biggest calculation steps, while the inner scale is featured on the dial rotating reflector.
The case is comprised of the bezel, body case and back case. With over dozens of elements assembled with the finest watchmaking techniques, the sophisticated geometric design draws inspiration from the aerodynamics of the fuselage and the MiG-29 cockpit clock. It is the iconic dashboard screw on the perimeter that gives this watch the rugged, instrumental feel while its intricate, multi-finished case components are outfitted in a hi-tech look. Well integrated into the watch’s design, the chronograph pushers and identical crown protectors on opposite sides of the case incorporate the sleek curves of the MiG-29 jet.
Made from premium materials and high-grade rubber that’s well-designed for an ergonomic fit, every AVIATOR strap is deliberately developed to meet the highest standard of both design and engineering. The rugged rubber strap features the True Air Speed® inscription, describing the slide rule functionality while paying homage to E6B flight computers, and together lending to this watch’s instrumental look. On the back side, the aeronautical triangular camouflage pattern not only reflects the MiG-29 fuselage, but it is also designed with an airflow pattern to protect the wrist from perspiring in hot and humid weather.
At the heart of this timepiece is a durable, Swiss-made, multi-functional quartz movement with an extensive power reserve of up to 54 months. The movement features a chronograph with ADD, SPLIT functions to measure distances, as well as the function to record various lapsed timings. Highly reliable and precise in keeping track of time so you can be sure you’re on top of your day.
Drawing inspiration from air radar systems, the AVIATOR MIG-29 SMT features a screw-down case back. It is engraved with a MiG-29 aircraft and the customary three circles found on radars, serving as indication of technical and function details. Slightly curved on both sides, it is designed with a deliberate airflow camouflage pattern that extends to the back of the rubber strap for added comfort and perspiration-protection for the wrist. As with all AVIATOR watches, it is these precise details along with fine watchmaking techniques that help bring the aviation heritage of a renown fighter jet to life.