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.

Watch configurator

ASFlieger

High-beat pilot 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.

Available
The first production lot of AS Flieger has started. New orders can be placed not before the 20th of April.

Clasp
Additional Options

This model is sold out. We will inform you as soon as it is available again.

incl. VAT, free shipping within Germany
For dispatch to countries outside the EU, VAT won't be charged.
VAT Refund when purchasing the watch directly in our sales plant.
Unless otherwise specified the delivery time within Germany is approx. 5-7 working days, 1-2 weeks abroad.
Kroko straps (reptile leather) cannot be shipped outside the EU

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

Arizona

Leather Strap Arizona

Black Cowhide with alligator embossing, pin-clasp
folding-clasp available

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 190 mm / 7.5 inch 210 mm / 8.3 inch 170 mm / 6.7 inch

Colour variants

light brown
dark blue

Variants

Leather Strap Arizona Kontrast

cowhide with alligator embossing in black, cushioned, contrasting seam white, pin-clasp
folding-clasp available

Colour variant

dark brown

Montana

Leather Strap Montana

Armband Montana schwarz

Soft nappa leather in black, pin clasp
folding-clasp available

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 192 mm / 7.6 inch 211 mm / 8.3 inch 171 mm / 6.7 inch

Colour variant

Armband Montana Hellbraun
light brown

Variants

Leather Strap Montana Kontrast

Lederband Montana Kontrast Schwarz

soft nappa leather in black, cushioned, contrasting seam white, pin clasp
folding-clasp available

Colour variant

Leather Strap Montana Kontrast dark brown
dark brown

Kroko

Leather Strap Kroko

Leather Strap Kroko in black

Black alligator leather, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 204 mm / 8 inch 225 mm / 8.9 inch 177 mm / 7 inch

Colour variants

Leather Strap Kroko in dark brown
dark brown

Kalbsleder

Leather Strap Kalbsleder

Leather Strap Kalbsleder in black

Black calfskin fine grained, contrasting seam white, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 207 mm / 8.1 inch 219 mm / 8.6 inch 190 mm / 7.5 inch

Colour variant

Leather Strap Kalbsleder dark brown
dark brown

Rustikal

Leather Strap Rustikal

Leather Strap Rustikal black

Black cowhide with alligator embossing, cushioned, contrasting seam white, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 200 mm / 7.9 inch 217 mm / 8.5 inch 181 mm / 7.1 inch

Colour variant

Leather Strap Rustikal mid-brown
mid-brown

Cordovan

Leather Strap Cordovan

Leather Strap Cordovan black

Black cordovan, cushioned, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 189 mm / 7.4 inch 209 mm / 8.2 inch 166 mm / 6.5 inch

Colour variant

Cordovan cognac-colored
cognac-colored

Other Leather Straps

Leather Strap Antique

Leather Strap Antique

Pull up leather with laquered edging and colored stitch, pin-clasp
folding-clasp optionally

Leather Strap Outback

Leather Strap Outback

Worldwide first kangaroo nubuck leather-strap in serial production
Durable kangaroo nubuck leather strap, contrasting seam gray, pin-clasp
folding-clasp optionally

Leather Strap Outback Orange

Leather Strap Outback Orange

Worldwide first kangaroo nubuck leather-strap in serial production
Durable kangaroo nubuck leather strap, orange contrasting seam, pin-clasp 
folding-clasp optionally

Leather Strap Monza

Leather Strap Monza

 Dull finished calf leather with contrast stitching, BR-padded, pin-clasp

Leather Strap Rally

Leather Strap Rally

Soft cowhide leather with fine punching, pin-clasp

Leather Strap Vintage

Leather strap Vintage

Saddle leather with light contrast stitching, at tip of strap and at lug ends

Leather Strap Chronissimo

Leather Strap Chronissimo

Black cowhide, integrated in the case, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 213 mm / 8.4 inch 232 mm / 9.1 inch 192 mm / 7.6 inch

Leather Strap Ozean

Leather Strap Ozean

Black shark fish leather, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 192 mm / 7.6 inch 211 mm / 8.3 inch 172 mm / 6.8 inch

Leather Strap Pilot

Leather Strap Pilot

Black cowhide with "Bundeswehr" NSN coding

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 195 mm / 7.7 inch 221 mm / 8.7 inch 170 mm / 6.7 inch

Leather Strap Bali

Leather Strap Bali

White calfskin with alligator embossing, white seam, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 199 mm / 7.8 inch 211 mm / 8.3 inch 181 mm / 7.1 inch

Rubber Straps

Rubber Strap Kroko

Rubber Strap Kroko

Black rubber with alligator embossing, contrasting seam white, pin-clasp

Wrist size – strap length on Series 40

All wrist sizes are ca. dimensions, depending on your wearing habits
  middle hole outer hole inner hole
strap length incl. watch 195 mm / 7.7 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 173 mm / 6.8 inch

Rubber Strap Profil 1

Rubber Strap Profil 1

Black rubber strap, surface with zigzag engraving on the surface and a folding-clasp

Rubber Strap Glatt

Rubber Strap Glatt

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

Clasp overview

Pin Clasps

Stainless steel pin clasps

Pin Clasp polished
Pin Clasp satinated
Pin Clasp bead-blasted
Pin Clasp PVD coated

Folding Clasps

Folding clasps

Folding clasp, stainless steel polished
Folding clasp, stainless steel bead-blasted
Folding Clasp Rubber Strap bead-blasted
Folding Clasp Rubber Strap satinated