Pilot Officer

The golden age of flight

Pilot Officer

Semi-gloss black Tri-Compax dial, easy to read chronograph counters and the design of our 60s pilot-classic Flying Officer.

Guinand Pilot Officer

The history

Chronographs for "science and technology", ie for people with high demands on functionality and reliability, is what we have been manufacturing at Guinand for more than half a century. While in the sixties the tricompax stopcounter arrangement was state-of-the-art, this dial design has become rare today. A tricompax dial is the arrangement of the totalizers at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. This symmetrical arrangement is considered by watch connoisseurs as aesthetically balanced and was first presented in the 60ies of the last century.

In Guinand's model 155, this division of the totalisers in the 1960iess came onto the market in a modern form. We have revived this chronograph with the Guinand Model Pilot Officer.

The watch dial is based on our "Flying Officer" model, creating a timeless classic that combines the functional slightly shiny black dial with the aesthetically balanced tricompax arrangement.

The Watch

Guinand has been producing sporty chronographs for pilots and navigation officers since the 1960ies. The Guinand Flying Officer is an eloquent testimony to this era and a coveted collectors’ item for years.

With the Pilot Officer, we are picking up on this tradition - a sporty, elegant and easy to read watch, well equipped for office work, leisure or opera visit.

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The Dial

A slightly shiny black dial and the classic tricompax division of the stop totalizers not only give this watch elegance, but also good readability - both day and night, because the hourly numbers are covered with the highest luminous color "SuperLuminova Grade X1".


The Movement

The Valjoux 7753 is the sophisticated version of the chronograph movement known as the Valjoux 7750, which is considered to be the most perfected and reliable chronograph caliber ever - developed in the 70s of the last century and continuously improved, it is arguably the most robust power source for a mechanical chronograph. The Valjoux 7753 allows the realization of chronographs with Tricompax dial.

The watch movement manufacturer ETA/Switzerland, does supply the movement to Guinand for this watch 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.


The Housing

The housing of the Pilot Officer is made of three parts, the stainless steel middle part, the screwed top part and the screwed case bottom ring. For the dial-side cover glass, we use a slightly curved and anti-reflective sapphire crystal, while the sapphire crystal on the bottom is flat for optimum wearing comfort.

The Strap

Leatherstrap Cordovan

Leatherstrap Cordovan

Elegant leather strap made of noble black cordovan leather with a shiny finish

Model Configurator

Pilot Officer

Pilot Officer

The golden age of flight

Semi-gloss black Tri-Compax dial, easy to read chronograph counters and the design of our 60s pilot-classic Flying Officer.

Available
End of May 2019

Clasp
155.02
Price: 1.790,00 

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 is approx. 2 weeks.
Kroko straps (reptile leather) cannot be shipped outside the EU

Technical details

Movement

  • Calibre ETA/Valjoux 7753
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • Chronograph function integrated into the movement
  • 27 jewels
  • 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz.
  • Stone lever escapement
  • 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-Chronometer Balance Wheel
  • Incabloc shock protection
  • Power reserve approx. 40 hours
  • Movement decorated, weight segment with engraved Guinand logo
  • Unidirectional self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, weight segment made of heavy metal

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
  • Chronograph with 30 min counter, 12-hour counter and central second hand

Case

  • Case made of stainless steel, hand polished
  • Sapphire crystal glass, domed, anti-reflective on the interior
  • Screwed back with sapphire crystal glass
  • Pressure resistant up to 10 bar

Dimensions and Weight

  • Case diameter: 37,5 mm
  • Case thickness: 14 mm
  • Band lug width: 20 mm
  • Weight without strap: 67 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

Colour variant

red-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
mocha

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

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

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 Monza Orange

Leather Strap Monza Orange

Dull finished calf leather with orange 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 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

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