Just over 60 years ago, Glycine revolutionized watchmaking by releasing the first 24-hour watch with a second time zone. Since then, the company has released a number of other watches in the Airman collection, but this one is special. The new Airman No.1 has a case matching the original dimensions of the watch. Despite the historically accurate case and dial (down to hesalite crystal), the best feature about this watch is the movement found inside. It utilizes the GL 293 calibre, which is based off of the Felsa 692 movement (the same one used in the original Airman). However, the best part of the movement in this watch is the presence of the modern amenities we have come to expect in watches from higher-end companies like Glycine.
I almost forgot to mention that it is Glycine's 100th birthday in 2014. Wish them a good one!
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