ASFlieger

ASFlieger

Our pilot chronographs have a tradition, are timepieces of the first hour, classic and highly functional – so, following this tradition, it is the time to introduce a 3-hand clock.

ASFlieger Uhr in voller Breite

The watch

The high beat Pilot watch with AS1920 movement, short "ASFlieger" is something special - the movement is technically a delicacy, as is the visual impact, the case is classical and the dial is consequently reduced.
A real understatement watch, only the smoothly moving seconds hand, almost free of jerks, gives an unobtrusive indication of the special feature of the ASFlieger with 36,000 A/h.
The limited stock of AS1920 calibers allows a small run of 75 pcs. of the ASFlieger.


The housing

During the development of the new case we had to take into account the special feature of the movement - the quick date adjustment by firm pressure on the crown. So, a screwed crown construction is out of the question - nevertheless, the crown should be robust, easy to handle and of course watertight. The crown is protected by an inconspicuous, but effective side edge protection, a real safety reserve for this exposed component.

As with our Pilot chronographs, the case also carries a sapphire crystal on the front as well as on the back in our high beat pilot's watch.

Uhrwerk AS1920

The movement

1896 Adolph Schild, the brother of Urs Schild in Grenchen, founded the clock movement factory "Adolph Schild S.A." (Also AS or ASSA). The company specialized in small calibers, later on wristwatches. In 1915, the company founder and his sons Adolf, Ernst and César took over the management. In 1926, the Adolph Schild, S.A. merged with the Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF) and the Ad. Michel S.A. to Ebauches AG.

At the beginning of the 1970s, an automatic caliber, referred to as AS1920, debuted with 36,000 semi-oscillations / hour and a particularly comfortable quick-date-setting. This movement has been used by selected Swiss watchmakers like Mido (in the Oceanstar models) and Girard-Perregaux (in the "Gyromatic highfrequency" models, as movement 41). In the middle of the seventies the production had to be stopped - the idea of ​​a mechanical movement with fast oscillating balance to compete with quartz clocks with regard to accuracy was overrun by the force of the "quartz crisis". Due to the rather short construction period, the production numbers are very manageable compared to popular clock movements and make the AS1920 a collector's item. At the beginning of 1980, the brand name AS (Adolph Schild) completely disappeared as an independent brand. A clockwork with special technology and contemporary functions has remained, that is now resurrected in a Guinand watch.

We were able to purchase original movements and parts in small quantities, which are used for the new AS-Flieger after complete disassembly, revision and re-work. Our AS1920 is red gold-plated, has a quick date-adjustment by repeated pressure on the crown, an AS2-regulator with lever reduction and oscillates with 36,000 half-oscillations / hour.

The used movements are stored new material from approx. 1971. In spite of complete overhaul and reprocessing, small bearing tracks on the movement parts might be present, which could not be removed without impair the original character of the movement.

The dial

For the high beat pilot watch we have developed a dial with the best-readable DIN-type font. The large, slightly wedge-shaped hour indices, which are covered with white light, and hour and minute hands, ensure the best readability and provide for the distinctive instrument character of this pilot's watch. The indices and the pointers were covered with white luminous color.

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Technical details

Special features

  • date quickset by repeated pushing the crown
  • fast-beat movement, 36000 vibrations per hour
  • limited edition

Movement

  • Caliber AS 1920
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • 17 jewels
  • 36000 vibrations per hour; 5 Hz.
  • Movement diameter 12½" (28 mm)
  • Incabloc shock protection
  • Power reserve approx. 48 hours
  • movement red gold plated
  • AS2 lever regulator

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Date display

Case

  • Case made of stainless steel, polished
  • Sapphire crystal glass, domed, anti-reflective on the interior
  • Screwed back with sapphire crystal glass
  • Crown double O-ring sealed with flank protection
  • Pressure resistant up to 10 bar

Dimensions and weight

  • Case diameter: 40.6 mm
  • Case thickness: 13.8 mm
  • Band lug width: 20 mm
  • Weight without strap: 73.5 g

Straps 20 mm

Leather Strap Arizona

Leather Strap Arizona Black

Black Cowhide with alligator embossing.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Leather Strap Arizona Red-brown

Red-brown Cowhide with alligator embossing.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 190 mm 185 mm 191 mm 186 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.5 in 7.3 in 7.5 in 7.3 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 210 mm 205 mm 211 mm 206 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.3 in 8.1 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 170 mm 165 mm 171 mm 166 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.7 in 6.5 in 6.7 in 6.5 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Cordovan

Leather Strap Cordovan

Black cordovan, cushioned.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 189 mm 184 mm 190 mm 185 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.4 in 7.2 in 7.5 in 7.3 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 209 mm 204 mm 210 mm 205 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.2 in 8.0 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 166 mm 161 mm 167 mm 162 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.5 in 6.3 in 6.6 in 6.4 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Monza

Leather strap Monza

Dull finished calf leather with white contrast stitching, BR-padded.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Leather Strap Monza Orange

Dull finished calf leather with orange contrast stitching, BR-padded.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 185 mm 180 mm 186 mm 181 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.3 in 7.1 in 7.3 in 7.1 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 205 mm 200 mm 206 mm 201 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.1 in 7.9 in 8.1 in 7.9 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.6 in 6.4 in 6.6 in 6.4 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Rally

Leather Strap Rally

Soft cowhide leather with fine punching.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 185 mm 180 mm 186 mm 181 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.3 in 7.1 in 7.3 in 7.1 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 205 mm 200 mm 206 mm 201 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.1 in 7.9 in 8.1 in 7.9 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.6 in 6.4 in 6.6 in 6.4 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Outback

Leather Strap Outback

Worldwide first kangaroo nubuck leather-strap in serial production
Durable kangaroo nubuck leather strap, contrasting seam gray.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 180 mm 175 mm 181 mm 176 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.1 in 6.9 in 7.1 in 6.9 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 200 mm 195 mm 201 mm 196 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 7.9 in 7.7 in 7.9 in 7.7 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.6 in 6.4 in 6.6 in 6.4 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Chronissimo (normal length)

Leather Strap Chronissimo

Black cowhide, integrated in the case.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 213 mm 208 mm 214 mm 209 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 8.4 in 8.2 in 8.4 in 8.2 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 232 mm 227 mm 233 mm 228 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 9.1 in 8.9 in 9.1 in 8.9 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 192 mm 187 mm 193 mm 188 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 7.6 in 7.4 in 7.6 in 7.4 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Chronissimo (short length)

Leather Strap Chronissimo

Black cowhide, integrated in the case.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 197 mm 192 mm 198 mm 193 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.8 in 7.6 in 7.8 in 7.6 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 216 mm 211 mm 217 mm 212 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.5 in 8.3 in 8.5 in 8.3 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 174 mm 169 mm 175 mm 170 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.9 in 6.7 in 6.9 in 6.7 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Antique

Leather Strap Antikleder

Pull up leather with laquered edging and colored stitch.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 191 mm 186 mm 192 mm 187 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.5 in 7.3 in 7.6 in 7.4 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 210 mm 205 mm 211 mm 206 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.3 in 8.1 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 170 mm 165 mm 171 mm 166 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.7 in 6.5 in 6.7 in 6.5 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Vintage Brown

Leather Strap Vintage Brown

Saddle leather with light contrast stitching, at tip of strap and at lug ends.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 190 mm 185 mm 191 mm 186 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.5 in 7.3 in 7.5 in 7.3 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 210 mm 205 mm 211 mm 206 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.3 in 8.1 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 178 mm 173 mm 179 mm 174 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 7.0 in 6.8 in 7.0 in 6.9 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Leather Strap Vintage Black

Leather Strap Vintage Black

Saddle leather with black stitching, at tip of strap and at lug ends.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 192 mm 187 mm 193 mm 188 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.6 in 7.4 in 7.6 in 7.4 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 213 mm 208 mm 214 mm 209 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.4 in 8.2 in 8.4 in 8.2 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 178 mm 173 mm 179 mm 174 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 7.0 in 6.8 in 7.0 in 6.9 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Rubber Strap Glatt

Rubber Strap Glatt

Black rubber strap, smooth surface,
incl. a laser engraved folding-clasp satinated or bead-blasted

Textile Strap Safety Belt

Textile Strap Safety Belt

Highend textile strap with a soft inlay.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 187.5 mm 182.5 mm 188.5 mm 183.5 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.4 in 7.2 in 7.4 in 7.2 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 208 mm 203 mm 209 mm 204 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.2 in 8.0 in 8.2 in 8.0 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.6 in 6.4 in 6.6 in 6.4 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Silicone Strap S60

Silicone Strap S60

Black silicon strap integrated in the case with white seam.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 191 mm 186 mm 192 mm 187 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.5 in 7.3 in 7.6 in 7.4 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 213 mm 208 mm 214 mm 209 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 8.4 in 8.2 in 8.4 in 8.2 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 172 mm 167 mm 173 mm 168 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 6.8 in 6.6 in 6.8 in 6.6 in

Wrist circumference specifications are approx. values and depend on the individual wearing habits.

Solid Strap Typ 3.1

Solid Strap Typ 3.1

Solid stainless steel sports strap

Solid Strap Typ H

Solid Strap Typ H polished

Stainless steel strap Typ H polished/satinated

Solid Strap Typ H matte

Solid Strap Typ H matte

Stainless steel strap Typ H bead blasted