Reservoir Airfight Chronograph
- Self Winding/Automatic
- Stainless steel
- 5.00atm / 50.00m / 165.00ft
- Deployment Buckle
- Stainless steel
Introducing the Airfight Chronograph : the very first RESERVOIR Chronograph dedicated to the world of aviation celebrating the legendary P-51 Mustang warbird with a purely operational dial watch. Pilots will instantly recognise the nods to the ‘Badin’ airspeed indicator (which takes its name from its inventor, Raoul Badin), the vertical speed indicator measuring ‘up’ and ‘down’ variations in feet per minute, the tachometer measuring rpm, and other instruments. All of them are at the centre of the P-51’s instrument panel.
At the same time, the Airfight Chronograph dial features sectors in green, orange, and black. Here too, aficionados will instinctively realise that each indicates a different status: normal (green), danger (orange), and prohibited (red). While this colour code is universal, pilots in particular will recognise more specific indications relating to rpm, stalling speed (VS) and carburettor temperatures (with the risk of icing in certain weather conditions triggering carburettor heating).
Either side of the chronograph’s central axis, RESERVOIR has arranged two 120° arcs displaying the green, orange and red colour scheme. The first, on the left, has markings from 0 to 30, indicating retrograde seconds. Indeed, the retrograde complication has been one of RESERVOIR’s hallmarks, right from brand’s earliest days, embodying the desire to have a rare complication alongside a creative display that brings life to any dial. To the right sits a second segment, graduated from 1 to 31 to indicate the date; this too is retrograde. The first day of the month is at the bottom, the last at the top: this vertical progression is also inspired by the various instruments on the P-51 panel, such as its temperature and fuel gauges. The bezel features a telemeter scale.
Bi-retrograde (date and seconds at 120°) watch with the first chronograph from RESERVOIR (central second, 30-minute counter at 12, hour counter at 6). The watch is powered by the watchmaking caliber RSV-Bi120: a manufacture bi-retrograde chronograph movement, automatic mechanical winding, and column wheel (base LJP-L1C0). Delivered in a prestigious wooden box with an additional NATO strap.