Starting on May 23 from Ny-Ålesund, the expedition successfully reached the Pole. However, on May 25, on the return course, a stormy headwind and icing of the hull caused the airship to fall onto an ice field several hundred kilometers from Svalbard. Several countries at once threw forces and means to search and rescue Nobile and his people.
The grueling and dangerous rescue operation ended on July 12, when the Soviet icebreaker Krasin took on board the surviving crew members of the Italia. Paying tribute to the memory of these historical events, we tried to embody in the new watches all the qualities inherent in wrist chronometers created for pilots in the late 1920s. Large, durable time instruments with a perfectly readable dial were a vital necessity for pilots of those years, sometimes serving as their only means of navigation. The large crown allows you to wind up the watch and set the time without removing your gloves. Even the choice of body material - bronze - evokes the earliest marine and aviation instruments.
True to tradition, we have embodied the signs of a bygone era through the emphatically vintage look of Airship Italia. As before, our goal was to create practical everyday watches that incorporate all the latest achievements of the watch industry. Precise and reliable, the hand-wound 17-jewel ST3620 movement has a well-deserved reputation as a hardy workhorse. With a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, it provides a power reserve of 46 hours with an average daily rate of -15... The anti-reflective sapphire crystal, combined with the Super-LumiNova coating on the numerals and gold-plated hands, ensures that the time is unmistakable, day and night.The stainless steel and sapphire screw cap allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the movement, adorned with Geneva stripes and blue screws. The item "Buyalov Airship Italy blue bronze Limited edition of 300 pcs" is in sale since Friday, September 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches"._89" and is located in St. This item can be shipped worldwide.