During the Second World War, a Russian Mr. Icko Wakmann was inPortugalrunning watch business. At that time his unique insight made him notice that manyAmericawatch manufacturers were requisitioned by the government to manufacture equipment for the military and could not give consideration to the commercial and civilian timepiece business. Plus, American government imposed tax on imported high-class Swiss watches in order to support local watch manufacturing industry. That was a good opportunity of entrepreneurship in the watch industry. Therefore, Mr. Wakmann, together with his wife and children, decided to go toAmericaand established the Wakmann Watch Company ofNew Yorkin 1946, stepping onto the road of professional watch production.
Wakmann was soon appointed as a timepiece supplier for the American military, and the brand's aviation timepiece had become more and more exquisite. Meanwhile, a variety of professional aviation timepieces were developed, including special timer for warplane and aircraft cockpit, as well as all kinds of aviation watches etc.
As a leading aviation chronometer maker in the industry, Wakmann has always been upholding four business philosophy, namely the professional accuracy, pursuit of high quality, innovative research and novel design. The watch design of the brand also reflects a unique spirit - like the pilots operating fighters in the air who are attentive with a determined look, seizing every minute and second to complete the task. This kind of warrior spirit is seen in the details of Wakmann's watches. For confident, precise, and modern warriors, Wakmann is their ideal choice on the wrist.
Wakmann has so far launched as many as two hundred watches, offering fashionable, affordable, and durable watches for both men and women. All watches of the brand are Swiss production with the highest level of quality. This Air Force General Automatic Aviation watch not only reproduces the glorious history of Wakmann's manufacturing of military watches in the old time, but also manifest the spirit and courage of the then officers and generals who were be fearless of danger and difficulty. As a result, it provides one of the best choices for those who love Swiss watches and possess the same spirit.
Self-powered Micro Gas Tube Technology
The brand has introduced advanced self-powered micro gas tube technology from Swiss and configured onto the dial and time scales. Without external light source, each gas lamp can light independently and the life is up to 25 years. In addition, its brightness is over 100 times more than the light of titanium luminous paint used by general aviation watches, making the wearer can clearly read the time in different light environments at any time. It is especially suitable for application in the cabin environment with light scattering from different angles, therefore it has become a very important technology feature of Wakmann. For the Air Force General Automatic Aviation watch, there are altogether 14 pieces ofSwitzerland's most advanced self-powered micro tubes inside the time scale and pointer of the surface. These micro tubes have three colors, including orange, green, and yellow, which are all applied on a single surface. The 12 position uses orange micro tube and the needles are yellow, while other time scales are in green, so that the entire display is more readable, so as to ensure that the pilot can accurately and clearly read the time in any brightness and environment.
Details Showing Officer Manner
During the old times, Wakmann used to be theUSAmilitary's designated watch supplier, and was once a famous daily wear timepiece among many officers. The Air Force General Automatic Series reproduces in detail the courage and fearless spirit of the generals and officers. The XII, III, VI and IX Roman time scale of the watch are created in quite tridimensional form, which make the surface even more layered and stereoscopic seen from the side. In addition, the arc window border is across the position from four to five, which is also stereoscopic as the Roman digital time scale. This design has been derived from the former military officer and general's emblems and medals hanging on the hat, shoulder, and chest. These emblems and medals symbolizing ranks and feats are generally made very thick and full of texture. Such detail is reflected in the stereoscopic design of the time scale and the border of date window. Coupled with the elegant watchcase style, this watch integrates the verve of generals and the manner of scholars.
Equipped with High Quality Swiss Movement
The Air Force General Automatic Aviation watch adopts SW200 automatic movement produced by Swiss Movement factory Sellita. Its stable and reliable performance provides powerful and continuous power support for this outstanding watch series, which can be accurate without any error even in the harsh environment. Besides the movement, the overall quality of the watch has reached an extremely high level. The high quality sapphire crystal glass watch mirror is hard and scratch proof, while the steel case and strap are all polished, giving smooth feeling to the wrist. Moreover, with its cost-effective feature, this watch has become the choice of celebrities who are fond of Swiss watches.