Time flies

05/09/2017

Distinctive, reliable, durable – the new Meister Pilot with DLC coat-ing.



Ready for action at any time

Difficult weather conditions and bumpy runways demand the best from aircraft and pilot. Man and machine need to demonstrate their abilities in these difficult situations, with top performance required in the cockpit even under tricky circumstances. The pilot needs to be able to rely on his plane - and on his watch, every second. Like an aircraft, the Meister Pilot is now also protected against external influences with a special coating. Making it even more resistant and durable in use.

A pilot watch with tradition

Junghans has given the 2016 Meister Pilot an even more robust surface finish, making it more distinctive than ever. The DLC (diamond-like carbon) coating is in a class of its own: the dark anthracite colour lends the watch its unique appearance, with the material itself offering optimal protection against scratches and making the Meister Pilot a dependable co-pilot. The new timepiece adheres firmly to the tradition of pilot watches at Junghans: the legendary chronograph of 1955 was issued to the then newly-formed Bundeswehr. The instrument-styled dial with its large numerals offers optimal legibility, as is also required for on-board clocks. Matt surfaces and the anti-reflection coated (both sides) sapphire crystal serve to keep light reflection to a minimum, including when flying at night, whilst the intensive white luminous material keeps the time display in focus. The Meister Pilot is powered by a dependable automatic calibre, which grants the timepiece its independence – and the pilot the security that he requires of a co-pilot.

Meister Pilot Features

Movement:   J880.4 self-winding movement with a power reserve of up to 38 hours, chronoscope function with central stop second and 30-minute counter, Bicompax display (subsidiary second at 3 o'clock, 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock)
Finishing: Rotor surface with stripe finishing and engraved logo, diamond cut on barrel, train and balance bridge
 
Case:   Stainless steel Ø 43.3 mm, height 14.4 mm, DLC (diamond-like carbon) coat-ing, bi-directional rotating bezel with environmentally-friendly luminous mate-rial. Characteristic features of the Meister Pilot are the 12 concave notches on the bezel. Domed, sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-reflection coating, 7-times screwed case back with compass rose decor
 
Dial:  Domed dial, hour indices with environmentally-friendly Super Luminova lumi-nous material
 
Hands:   Black-coated hour and minute markers with environmentally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material, second hand with triangle tip with environmen-tally-friendly Super Luminova luminous material
 
Strap:   Leather strap with flap and DLC-coated stainless steel buckle
 
Water resistance:   up to 10 bar