A glossy Bi-Compax dial, the chronograph counters slightly recessed and the number of hours in an original font type from the sixties. A chronograph from the beginnings of pilot watches.
„The new pilot watch“ 1974
With the 361, we return to the beginnings of Guinand's and Helmut Sinn's cooperation at Guinand - this watch marks the start of a 50-year collaboration in the construction of pilot's watches. Uncompromisingly reduced and highly functional.
At that time constructed under the specification "For any height and up to a water pressure of 200 m" - and this also applies to the reissue - vacuum safe up to 11,000 meters altitude and pressure resistant up to 20 bar.
For the reissue of this model which was also known as Model 102 B, we consulted with collectors and connoisseurs in advance to be able to work out the right balance between history and practicality. This is how the new edition of the 361 presents itself with its contemporary automatic movement and sapphire crystal, and at the same time traditionally as Bi-Compax with a deep black glossy dial and solid stainless steel back.
At the beginning of the sixties, Guinand introduced a pioneering chronograph - the model 361. A Bicompax Chrono with a waterproof case up to 200 meters - for which we immediately received the first prize in the competition of Swiss watch manufacturers. In Germany, the model gained notoriety under the model name 102 B of long-term partner Helmut Sinn. We have now reissued our Guinand Model 361.
Panda dial chronographs first appeared on the market in the 1960's. Today, these classics are among the icons of the watch world. In the 1930s chronographs always had the stop counters at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock and at the 9 o'clock position. This dial layout is called Trimcompax arrangement. In contrast to Tricompax versions, ie chronographs with 3 stop counters, Bi-Compax dials with stop counters are very rare at 3 o'clock and at the 9 o'clock position. Our model 361 is such a bi-compax chronograph in the design of the original.
The dial of the model is made with much effort and attention to detail here in Germany. As in the original, the surface is glossy black and the chronograph counters slightly recessed and galvanically silvered. For the number of hours, we have the original figures of those days, for which there were no original templates, copied and illuminated. Thus, the dial corresponds exactly to the historical model.
The construction of the SW510 is based on the VJ7750 which has been developed in the 70s of the last century and continuously improved. It is arguably the most robust power source for a mechanical chronograph. The SW510 allows the realization of chronographs with Bicompax- and Tricompax dial.
Guinand receives this watch movement produced in Switzerland in a finely finished version with a Glucydur balance. At Guinand, each of these movements is once again adjusted in 5 positions, before the final inspection of the watch concludes with a multi-day running test.
* with the use of SW510A the design of the rotor slightly changed
For the Model 361 we use our new pilot's watch case - classic in proportions and thus clearly in the tradition of our pilot's chronographs.
The protected pushers and a screwed crown with 3-way sealing system and side protection enable a reliable pressure resistance of 20 bar. The pilot bezel is designed after the historical original and seamless rotatable in both directions, and thus enables short-term stops of up to 60 minutes without starting the chronograph. Pushers, crown and back with FKM-R sealing system.
We have equipped the watch with glasses made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal on both the front and the back. For the dial side, we have installed a slightly curved glass with an anti-reflective coating on the inside and a flat glass made of the same material for the back.
Leather Strap Retro
For our model 361, we have created a new leather strap called "Retro" which fits perfectly to the understatement character of the model 361. Fitted with alcantara lining, this band offers unprecedented comfort even in hot environment conditions
- Calibre SW510
- modified to the omission of the date function (no ghost date)
- Self-winding mechanical movement
- Chronograph function integrated into the movement
- 27 jewels
- 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz.
- Stone lever escapement
- Shock resistant as per DIN 8308
- Anti-magnetic as per DIN 8309/ISO 764
- Movement diameter 13 1/4"" (30,4 mm)
- Glucydur-Chronometer Balance Wheel
- Incabloc shock protection
- Power reserve approx. 60 hours
- Movement decorated, weight segment with engraved Guinand logo
- Unidirectional self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, weight segment made of heavy metal
- Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
- Chronograph with 30 min- and 12 hours counters and central second hand
- Stainless steel - polished
- Sapphire crystal glass, domed, anti-reflective on the interior
- Screwed back with sapphire crystal glass
- Screwed crown with 3-way sealing system and flank protection
- Alloy pilot bezel, rotatable in minute steps in both directions
- Sealing system FKM-R for pushers, crown and case back
- Protected pushers
- Pressure resistant up to 20 bar
Dimensions and Weight
- Case diameter: approx. 40.7 mm / 1.6 inch
- Case thickness: 15.7 mm / 0.62 inch
- Band lug width: 20 mm
- Lug-to-lug distance: 48.7 mm / 1.92 inch
- Distance between the spring bars: 45.7 mm / 1.8 inch
- Weight without strap: ca. 92 grams