Baselworld 2017 Guinand Report: The Flieger Files

Even though Guinand does not officially participate in Baselworld event, similar to several boutique watch brands, however they meet with journalists and collectors outside the event to show their latest creations. Guinand had two new watches to show us along with a third watch which was released late last year.

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The most interesting watch was the ASFlieger. AS in the name stands for the movement manufacturer Adolph Schild. While ASFlieger has a clean and an attractive dial, it is the movement which makes this watch more interesting. The A Schild 1920 movement is a vintage hi-beat movement (36,000vph) which was used in the 70’s by Girard Perregaux. This movement also was known for semi-quickset date function, where you advanced the date with moving of hour-hand between 9 and 12.

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The lume is fantastic on this watch and the dial layout is near-perfect. I did notice that the bezel edges were a little sharp, but not sharp enough to destroy your cuff. There is only limited number of these watches available (less than 60) due to vintage movement. The case is 40.6mm with 13.8mm height and you can purchase it now from Guinand for 1,490 Euros (includes VAT).

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The second watch is a very technical SFL Pilot Chronograph with a hexagonal bezel with DIN 1451 standard fonts for better visibility. To add to the technical credibility, the SFL is shock proof in accordance with DIN 8308 and anti-magnetic in accordance with DIN 8309. These are similar characteristics we have come to expect from Sinn and Stowa. It is powered by Valjoux 7750, hence the case height is 15.3mm. The watch is available now for 1,590 euros (including VAT).

2659-baselworld2017-guinandFinally, due to popularity of the HS100 limited edition honoring Helmut Sinn’s 100th birthday, Guinand released the normal version of the same watch named “RPanda”. RPanda stands for the classic racing-driver look of the 1960s with the stop counters have the opposite color to the dial. 2 stop counters together with the central stop second enable stop time measurements up to 12 hours. The watch is available now for 1,449 euros (including VAT).

This content is republished from Watchuseek.com

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