Great Circle Chronoscope Instrument Series Introduced by Ernst Benz

Sep 23, 2009
Ernst Benz is pleased to introduce its new collection of watches, encouraged by the brandís original aviation instruments. Notable for its accurate aircraft instrumentation, the horological company continues its streak of excellence.

Leonid Khankin, the brandís managing and creative director, is unveiling a novel dial with hands, resembling the original mid-century design, Mr. Benz drew its inspiration from, while creating the cockpit gauges in the 1960s and 70s.

Designed and produced in Switzerland, the limited series ChronoScope watch is proposed only and exclusively in Ernst Benz's proprietary 47mm size. The watch case houses a dial, which is available in two variations: the first is matte as an original aircraft interpretation and the second one is manufactured from a carbon fiber mesh, a material, which is often employed in the aerospace domain.

The watch dial reveals numerals and hands, featuring either white or orange luminous treatment, which ensures accurate time-reading. The companyís specialists have opted for the orange color, since it implies attention in the field of aviation.

The design of the dial hands duplicates the needles of the gauges of Benzís original aviation instruments. For this very launch, the conventional black calendar disks were intentionally created to add a special touch to the finish of the dial, performed in colors, which coordinate well with either white or orange numerals.

The watch case features a black anti-reflective PVD-treatment, reminiscent of an aircraft cockpit panelís surface. Similar to all Ernst Benz Great Circle timepieces, the Great Circle Chronoscope Instrument Series watch, reviewed by, has an exhibition window in the case-back, which reveals the iconic rotor, incorporated into the movement.

Cut out with the Ernst Benz symbol, flagged by wings, this novel proprietary rotor seems to be flying in the course of its rotation. For this release, the rotor has been treated with black PVD compound to be in line with the case finish.

The matte dial watch is accompanied by a ballistic nylon strap. The carbon fibre mesh dial, meanwhile, comes with an exclusive matching rubberized strap.

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