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Here’s something a little different from Austrian startup, Viribus Unitis whose debut collection called Airborne offers a unique take on a military watch showcasing some familiar aeronautical design elements with some more unique features.

The Airborne collection will be followed by a further two collections, Land Bound and the Seaborne for skippers and seafarers which will be released at the end of the year.

Taking its inspiration from military aviation history particularly the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the Airborne is a solid sports watch built in either Stainless steel with 300 or Bronze with 200 meters of water-resistance.

While the watch makes no claims as a diver, it does possess; both screw-down crown and case-back as well as a diver’s bezel and Sapphire crystal. Powering the watches of the Airborne collection is a very un-Austro-Hungarian-like yet ultimately reliable, Japanese auto, the Miyota 9015.

There are four models within the collection, each of them named after military aircraft. Prices start form €390 inc. VAT.

Thoughts? It’s good to see something new. These aren’t really divers or even nautical watches per se but they should still appeal. There are some real pics. on their website. Looking forward to the Seaborne collection! ;)


1 comment:

  1. Love the name of this diver. "Viribus" in Latin means "for men." In a world in which women are the new men, it's a wonderful moniker.