Midnight Flyboy Watch from Stauer

Jul 10, 2013 1 Comment by

Let’s face it, besides a reliable radio system, there are two things every RC pilot needs–a pair of sunglasses and a quality timepiece. There’s no argument, one of the best brandnames in men’s style watches is Stauer, and they are known for producing watches with aviation history influencing their watch designs.

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Priced at$199, the new Midnight Flyboy Watch combines accuracy and style and you just can’t find a more attractive timepiece to strap to your wrist for the price, and they throw in a nice pair of black Flyboy sunglasses to sweeten the deal.

Features include

  • Quartz accuracy
  • Wrist Accommodations 6 ¾” to 9″
  • Mineral Crystal
  • Rose Gold Case
  • 80 Grams
  • Case Thickness 12mm
  • Genuine Leather Band
  • 12/24 Hour Format
  • Bi-directional Bezel
  • Band Width 20mm
  • Solid Stainless Steel Back
  • Chronograph Mode
  • Luminous Hands
  • Band Length 9 ¾”
  • 10 ATM Water Resistant
  • Case Diameter 42mm
  • Date Display At 4:30

Backstory—

In WW I, Dieudonne Costes fought head-to-head against lead-spitting enemy planes over the Balkans. In WWI dogfights, victory was decided in a fraction of a second. The first multi-function wristwatches forever changed air combat, allowing pilots to time complicated maneuvers and coordinate attacks.

Ten years later, the crack French pilot faced a different kind of challenge: navigating the pitch black skies over the South Atlantic. Behind the stick of his aircraft, he soared across the time zones from Senegal to Brazil, setting the record for the world’s first non-stop flight across the South Atlantic. We studied countless classic aviator timepieces to match the vintage styling and design. Our watchmakers updated the movement for the 21st century, making it even more accurate and reliable than the originals.

The Stauer Flyboy 1916™ features a stunning dial, set inside a case fused in warm rose gold. Three tachymeters and a movable bezel measure speed and ascent and the chronograph functions allow you to measure elapsed time. Interior complications mark minutes and hours and include a 24-hour display. The watch is water-resistant to 10 ATM and features a crocodile-embossed, genuine leather band. Every decent Ace should have one up his sleeve.

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One Response to “Midnight Flyboy Watch from Stauer”

  1. Geoff Finn says:

    wow makes my Brietling look a bit dowdy

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