Flying Officer

Special Edition

Flying Officer

The intercontinental pilot

Our Flying Officer is the new edition of our 1960s chronograph model of the same name. With a contemporary stainless steel case, water resistant and equipped with sapphire crystal. What was once an essential kit item of pilots on intercontinental flights is today a popular collector’s item for everyday wear.

Clasp

This is a discontinued model. If there is an advanced interest in this watch, we might roll out a new edition. Please contact us.

Flying Officer

The “24-hour clock” has a special place in the big family of chronographs. The division of the face was not for fashion purposes, but due to the need to visually track the hours throughout the day. Particularly in air traffic with its comparatively fast change of locations, with the beginning of long-haul flights to faraway corners of the earth, in the 1960s pilots and navigators developed a predilection for chronographs with 24-hour displays. Consequently, all over the world they could directly relate to the reference time used in international air traffic.

We have brought back this legendary chronograph. Now this chronograph is equipped with the modern design of the robust manual winding calibre ETA/Valjoux 7760, the production of which was discontinued back in 2005. It became necessary to extensively redesign this chronograph movement so that it as far as possible resembled the face of the Flying Officer. The four precision conversion parts specially designed for this watch were a true micromechanics challenge for design and manufacture. The movement has been embellished with Geneva Stripes, blued screws and the corporate logo.

The stainless steel case manufactured in Germany has a diameter of 37.5 mm. In keeping with the current requirements of a modern case, from the side the case shape looks different from the original. Whereas in the 1960s the nickel-plated cases usually featured a highly domed plastic crystal and a highly domed snap-in back, the current three-part stainless steel case has a slightly domed sapphire crystal that is anti-reflecting on the inside, as well as a screwed back with a sapphire crystal.

The final production batch of this watch has been completed, which means this is the end of this limited series.

Technical details

Special Features

  • 24h-Display
  • base calibre out of production since 2005
  • limited edition

Movement

  • GUHS-60-Sp (modification to 24h-display, Bi-Compax-modification)
  • Base calibre ETA/Valjoux 7760
  • Chronograph function integrated into the movement
  • 17 jewels
  • 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz.
  • Stone lever sscapement
  • Stop-second
  • Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
  • Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309/ ISO 764
  • Movement diameter 13 1/4"" (30,4 mm)
  • Glucydur balance
  • Incabloc shock protection
  • Nivarox hairspring
  • Power reserve approx. 50 hours
  • Movement decorated, blued screws, weight segment with engraved Guinand logo

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
  • Chronograph with 30 min counter and central second hand

Case

  • Stainless steel, polished
  • Sapphire crystal glass, domed, anti-reflective onon the interior
  • Screwed back with sapphire crystal glass
  • Crown double O-ring sealed
  • Pressure resistant up to 10 bar
  • Classic circular pusher

Dimensions and Weight

  • Case diameter: 37.5 mm
  • Case thickness: 13.5 mm
  • Band lug width: 20 mm
  • Weight without strap: 73 Gramm

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