Review of the Glycine Watches New Releases from Baselworld 2016
Tuesday - 24 May 2016
Earning a strong reputation in the watchmaking industry as aviation pioneers, Glycine do not disappoint with their novelties at Baselworld 2016. With a commitment to travel, flight and pilots, the luxury brand continues to deliver a selection of breathtaking timepieces that build upon iconic models and introduce innovative ideas to maintain a contemporary, visionary edge. This year presents a line of professional watches that showcases their dedication to aviation and continue their legacy.
Take a look…………….
The fierce, dynamic contender is an impressive pilot watch boasting three individual time zones. Boasting a 46 mm PVD steel case, the dial is executed with an acute attention to detail presenting a sharp, precise and powerful watch face. Glycine showcase their attitude to innovation with the Airman Airfighter hosting a chronograph mechanism with a revolutionary push piece to the left; a perfect position for operating with the pilots right hand.
Specifications: unidirectional bezel, leather strap, black PVD case, 46mm dial, chronograph, date display, black dial, automatic movement, 200M water resistant
The astonishing result of a successful collaboration with Swiss professional diver Remo Laeng. The Aquarius can dive to an incredible depth of 500 metres - a development that allows for the instrument to reach high professional standards. The stunning diving watch balances function with design presenting an aesthetically pleasing dial with a case that exceeds practical expectations. The screw-down relief valve on the left-hand side combined with the guaranteed scratch-proof ceramic bezel thrust the Aquarius into a whole new league.
Specifications: unidirectional bezel, rubber strap, 10.6 mm case depth, black PVD case, 46 mm diameter, chronograph, date display, black dial, automatic movement, 500M water resistant.
The stunning pilot watch prides itself on the clear and concise display for guaranteed clarity. Featuring a rotating bezel with a second time zone and the signature Airman locking bezel positioned at 4 o’clock ensures that the new Double Twelve lives up to the reputation of the innovative Glycine pilot instruments. The edition marks the first time that an Airman hosts a 12-hour display in both time zones since the initial unveiling in 1953.
Specifications: unidirectional bezel, leather strap, 11.34 mm case depth, steel case, 40 mm case width, date display, silver dial, GMT, automatic movement, 200 M water resistant.
The new World Traveller dates back to the 1970’s and 1980’s in Glycine’s history; a fond remembrance of the Quartz generation of the Airman. To design the ultimate pilot watch, Glycine have cherished a strong relationship and bond with the civil and military aviation using their knowledge as inspiration. The steel bezel features the names of 24 cities from across the globe circling the beautifully designed dial.
Specifications: unidirectional bezel, leather strap, 11.24 mm case depth, steel case, 42 mm diameter, date display, silver dial, quartz (battery) movement, 200 M water resistant.
Price: Price on application
Prepare to be captivated by the Glycine design that boasts strength and reliability. The classic, sturdy design that has constantly served the industry since the early 60s, has been injected with a bright hint of orange; a striking contrast to the black dial enhancing the legibility and precision even further. The combat watches has witnessed a high success in the military and sport profession.
Specifications: unidirectional bezel, synthetic strap, 10.6 mm case depth, steel case, 42 mm diameter, date display, black dial, automatic movement.
Are you impressed by the Glycine novelties this year?