The PANZERA Flieger 47 F47-01 ARADO is a classic German 47mm automatic pilot watch.
In 1940, the German Reichsluftfahrtministerium (Imperial Air Ministry) created a specification for a Flieger watch ('Flieger' is German for 'Pilot') for it's pilots to use for timing and navigation during flights. Also known as "Beobachtungsuhren" or "B-Uhren" (observation watches) these classic aviator watches were produced by only 5 brands - IWC, Stowa, Wempe, Laco and Lange & Söhne.
Two dial types were defined - Baumuster A and Baumuster B. The PANZERA Flieger 47 F47-01 ARADO is a faithful homage to the Baumuster A design, that was produced from 1940 to January 1941:
- Large size dial
- Arabic numerals 1 to 11
- Triangle with 2 dots at the 12 o'clock position
- Highly distinctive diamond shaped crown to enable winding/adjustment whilst wearing flying gloves
- Hacking movement (the second hand stops when pulling out the crown - essential for precise time setting)
This classic Flieger design by Panzera from Germany, is as relevant and functional today is it was over 70 years ago, and remains popular with pilots, aviators and aviation fans around the world.
The PANZERA Flieger 47 F47-01 ARADO has a 47mm diameter (excluding crown) and 13mm thick 316L stainless steel case, with a brushed/polished finish. The movement is a nicely decorated P-2542-Calibre 2 automatic with 34 jewels and 40 hour power reserve, that can be admired through the exhibition display case back. Accuracy is excellent at +/-10 seconds/day.
The beautifully clear black dial has crisp white Arabic numerals and index, power reserve sub-dial at the 12 o'clock position and seconds sub-dial at the 6 o'clock position. Hands, index and numerals are treated with long-lasting non-radioactive lume, making the watch highly usable at night time.
The distinctive diamond shaped crown at the 3 o'clock position is faithful to the original Flieger design and is a screw down design, that helps provide water resistance of 50 metres / 5 ATM / 165 feet.
The black 24mm strap is high-quality leather with croco print and has a high-quality polished push-button butterfly clasp, engraved with the PANZERA logo. The strap has a gentle Italian taper down to 16mm.
The PANZERA Flieger 47 F47-01 ARADO is a high-quality German automatic pilot's watch built to a classic German design, and represents outstanding value for money. The watch is individually serial numbered on it's case back and comes with a user manual and 12 month warranty card in a high-quality presentation box.
|Movement||P-2542-Calibre 2 automatic with 34 jewels and 40 hour power reserve|
|Case Material||316L stainless steel|
|Case Finish||Brushed/polished stainless steel|
|Case Size||47mm diameter (excluding crown)|
|Case Back||Threaded stainless steel with exhibition display window|
|Water Resistance||5ATM / 50m / 165ft|
|Crystal||Mineral crystal with anti-reflective coating|
|Dial||Black with white index and Arabic numerals, power reserve sub-dial at 12 o'clock and seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock|
|Strap/Bracelet||Black croco pattern leather strap with polished stainless steel push-button butterfly catch|
|Box Contains||Soft black presentation box with white stitching, containing watch, warranty card and user manual|