Starfighter Pilot II

Starfighter Pilot II

Matt black Bi-Compax dial, chronograph counter slightly recessed and the numbers in the original typography of the 60s pilot's chronograph.

Guinand Starfighter Pilot II

The history

The matt bead blasted Bicompax chronograph is based on the legendary Heuer watch from the 1960s. The pilot chronograph is a unique reminiscence of the classic of the jet age, at that time mainly delivered to the pilots of the Starfighter aircraft.

And yet this watch interprets the look and feel of the sixties military chronograph in a timely fashion. Because inside there is modern technology. And so this watch easily overcomes the period of 60 years, just as the Starfighter broke through the sound barrier at that time.

This chronograph was made for men who set themselves one of the greatest, ever imaginable, challenges of their time, namely to be accelerated in the Starfighter to twice the speed of sound

Four F-104 "Starfighter" flying over the Kochelsee
Foto: Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F027410-0011 / Berretty / CC-BY-SA 3.0

The Watch

Pilot chronographs have inspired watch lovers for decades. The characteristics "optimal readability and operability", which are indispensable for the original military use, are still up-to date more than half a century after the requirement for a military watch was defined by the German Armed Forces.

Translated into the modern times, this means the combination of robustness, a modern automatic movement and the irresistible charm of the faithfully redrawn dial of the former pilot's chronograph. At Guinand, we did not succumb to the temptation to build a replica of the watch of the day. Rather, the Starfighter Pilot Chronograph transports the historical idea to the present day.

With a diameter of approx. 41 mm, this model is not only suitable for watch lovers with stronger wrists.

The Dial

Deep black and absolutely matt, hour numbers coated with luminescent colour of highest luminosity "Grade X1". The two sub-dials recessed and with bevelled edges create the irresistible charm of the faithfully redrawn dial of the former pilot's chronograph.


The Movement

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.


The Housing

For the Starfighter Pilot Chronograph we use our new pilot's watch case - classic in proportions and therefore clearly part of our pilot's chronograph series 40. The protected pushers and a screwed crown with 3-way sealing system and side protection enable a reliable pressure resistance of 20 bar. The anthracite-black hard-material coated stainless steel pilot's bezel can be rotated in minute increments 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.


The housing technology

Protected pushers and a screwed crown with 3-way sealing system and side protection enable a reliable pressure resistance of 20 bar. KFM-R sealing system for crown, pusher and base. Pilot's bezel made of stainless steel, anthracite-black hard coated /DLC) and beared in the case on 3 encapsulated ball detent systems.


Size comparison

Based on the size values, it is not easy to decide whether the watch fits the wrist, or whether it is too big or too small. To make your decision easier, we have mounted the watch on three different wrist widths that correspond to the usual sizes.

How to determine the correct strap length?

Please note that the wrists shown can only give you an approximate impression of the watch on your wrist, as the shape of the wrist is different for everyone, even if they have the same circumference.

Starfighter Pilot II on the wrist
Medium size wrist (approx. 19 cm / 7.48 inch C)
Starfighter Pilot II on the wrist
Smaller wrist (approx. 17 cm / 6.7 inch C)
Starfighter Pilot II on the wrist
Stronger wrist (approx. 22 cm / 8.66 inch C)

The Strap

Leatherstrap Rotte

Leatherstrap Rotte

Pilot's watches require special straps - sturdy, comfortable to wear and of course they should share the high quality watch has. All leather straps with a lug width of 20mm are suitable for this watch. The pictures show the watch with the robust and soft, anthracite color wild boar leather strap, which is available in standard and XL length. For watch enthusiasts who prefer metal straps - our Type H metal strap is the right metal strap for this model.

Model Configurator

Starfighter Pilot II

Mach 2 on your wrist

The Starfighter Pilot Chronograph II - pilot chronograph design in its purest form. State-of-the-art housing construction with FKM-R sealing system and hard-material coated stainless steel pilot bezel.

Current delivery time
3 weeks

Clasp
Price: From 1.989,00  1.671,43 € (VAT excl.)

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 2-3 weeks.
Kroko straps (reptile leather) cannot be shipped outside the EU

Technical details

Movement

  • Calibre SW510
  • 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. 48 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 and central second hand

Case

  • Stainless steel, bead-blasted
  • 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
  • Hard-coated stainless steel pilot's 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. 41 mm
  • Case thickness: 15.7 mm
  • 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

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
max. wrist circumference in mm 210 mm 205 mm 211 mm 206 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.3 in 8.1 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 170 mm 165 mm 171 mm 166 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 209 mm 204 mm 210 mm 205 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.2 in 8.0 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 166 mm 161 mm 167 mm 162 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 205 mm 200 mm 206 mm 201 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.1 in 7.9 in 8.1 in 7.9 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 205 mm 200 mm 206 mm 201 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.1 in 7.9 in 8.1 in 7.9 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
min. 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 Rotte

High-quality watch strap made of anthracite-colored wild boar leather.
Available with a pin or folding clasp.

Cases 20 mm Type 40 Type 60 Type 31 Type 155
ideal wrist circumference in mm 183 mm 178 mm 184 mm 179 mm
ideal wrist circumference in inch 7.2 in 7.0 in 7.2 in 7.0 in
max. wrist circumference in mm 203 mm 198 mm 204 mm 199 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.0 in 7.8 in 8.0 in 7.8 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 160 mm 155 mm 161 mm 156 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 6.3 in 6.1 in 6.3 in 6.1 in

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

Leather Strap Rotte XL

High-quality watch strap made of anthracite-colored wild boar leather in XL length.
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
max. wrist circumference in mm 223 mm 218 mm 224 mm 219 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.8 in 8.6 in 8.8 in 8.6 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 161 mm 156 mm 162 mm 157 mm
min. wrist circumference in inch 6.3 in 6.1 in 6.4 in 6.2 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 232 mm 227 mm 233 mm 228 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 9.1 in 8.9 in 9.1 in 8.9 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 192 mm 187 mm 193 mm 188 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 216 mm 211 mm 217 mm 212 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.5 in 8.3 in 8.5 in 8.3 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 174 mm 169 mm 175 mm 170 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 210 mm 205 mm 211 mm 206 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.3 in 8.1 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 170 mm 165 mm 171 mm 166 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 210 mm 205 mm 211 mm 206 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.3 in 8.1 in 8.3 in 8.1 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 178 mm 173 mm 179 mm 174 mm
min. 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

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
max. wrist circumference in mm 213 mm 208 mm 214 mm 209 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.4 in 8.2 in 8.4 in 8.2 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 178 mm 173 mm 179 mm 174 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 208 mm 203 mm 209 mm 204 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.2 in 8.0 in 8.2 in 8.0 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 167 mm 162 mm 168 mm 163 mm
min. 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
max. wrist circumference in mm 213 mm 208 mm 214 mm 209 mm
max. wrist circumference in inch 8.4 in 8.2 in 8.4 in 8.2 in
min. wrist circumference in mm 172 mm 167 mm 173 mm 168 mm
min. 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 3.1-V

Solid Strap Typ 3.1-V

Solid stainless steel sports strap with a quickly adjustable folding clasp

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

Clasp Overview

Stainless steel pin clasps

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

Folding clasps

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