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The Waltham A17NG by Winding Crowns

Apr 19, 2024

The Waltham A17NG  by Winding Crowns

We have asked Winding Crowns, an Italian watch lover and content creator to depict the 40mm Waltham A17NG Pilot in an environment inspired by its aviation and military heritage and the result is striking. The outstanding graphic rigour of the 24h military time watch dial, one of the MIL-W-6433 specifications, is rendered to perfection and the quality of the construction and exquisite finishing details become apparent in these creative and emotional photographs.

Enjoy these beauty shots of the successor to the first watch made according to MILSPEC 6433, which is also compliant with such specifications. A historically significant watch that was developed for the cold war era — to equip USAF F86 pilots, USAF long range tactical bomber pilots and the legendary U2 spy plane pilots — which rightfully belongs in any serious watch collection.

The Waltham A17NG is available from Watch Angels starting at CHF 1.350

A17NG specifications

Type of Production: Swiss made in-house production
Production quality level: Top grade
Case Size: 40mm diameter
Case Features:

  • 316L (1.4404) stainless steel
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Engraved case-back

Finishes:

Polished lugs, vertical brushed case-body, polished bezel with sanblasted indents, polished crown with sandblasted indents

Dial:

  • Matt black, gradient NATO green and gadient NATO blue
  • Thick painted (1.5mm) X1 grade Superluminova® luminous print on numerals, hour indexes, H/M/S hands

Strap: Cordura® tactical strap with polished 316L (1.4404) stainless steel pin buckle

Strap width: 20–20mm (with easy change system)

Water Resistance: 10 ATM / 100m / 333ft

The movement

Swiss made Soprod M100 automatic mechanical movement
R4 regulation level: +4s/-4s per day and a maximum divergence in all positions of 15s/day.
Only 3.60mm thick

Functions
Hours, minutes, central seconds

Jewels
25

Winding
Mechanical, self-winding, 28’800 bhp/4Hz

Power Reserve
42 hours

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