Published by Pierre-Paul Godts
Timemaster Chronograph GMT S-RAY 007
Co-Pilot with a Tick
A special watch for an exceptional project: together with the pilot and adventurer Iren Dornier, Chronoswiss launches a special edition of the Timemaster Chronograph GMT. A flying boat is hidden behind the melodious name S-RAY 007, with which Dornier will transverse the globe under the auspices of a charity project. Chronoswiss CEO Oliver Ebstein shares this love of aviation and also proudly owns a pilot’s license. From their common passion a cooperation was born, and from this the special edition model Timemaster Chronograph GMT S-RAY 007. And it will accompany Iren Dornier on board his amphibian plane as he embarks upon the adventure of his World Tour project.
The models of the Timemaster line find their inspiration in pilot’s watches: details such as the extra-large crown and its sporty retro style are reminiscent of pilot’s watches of the 1940s. Through the creative input and expert knowledge of Iren Dornier, this special model is now even closer to aviation. A central design element is the artificial horizon*, which is now perpetuated on the dial. The stainless steel case of the robust automatic chronograph is coated with ultra-hard DLC, making it almost completely black. In contrast, the dial is painted grey, which effectively sets it apart from the white luminescent material of the hand and markers. Bright red “special effect” accents are found in the date window, the model name, and the special GMT hand pointing to the 24-hour divisions on the bezel.
A special connection on long or short hauls is formed by a strap crafted in high-quality rubber, which is outfitted with an innovative spring bar that connects directly to the case. The Timemaster Chronograph GMT is a sporty globetrotter with its second time zone and date hand, making it right at home anywhere in the world – and thanks to its water-resistance of 10 atm not only in the air, but also in the water, an uncomplicated and robust co-pilot. Each one of these watches comes in a special box that also contains a model airplane of the S-RAY 007.
* The artificial horizon shows the pilot the current flight attitude along the long and lateral axes in relation to the earth’s surface. It simulates the current flight attitude, thus replacing the natural horizon, which depicts the border between the visible earth and sky.
Solid 49-part case, polished, DLC-coated, Ø 44 mm, height 16.25 mm.
Distance between strap lugs 22 mm.
Displays: Central hours, minutes, date window at 6 o’clock, sweep chrono seconds, 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter, sweep GMT hand, display of second time zone via bezel. Metal dial, painted black and grey. Metal hands with Super-LumiNova inlays, red painted GMT hand.
Caliber C.754, Automatic
Water-resistant to 10 atm