Type 20 Re-Edition Project
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Last update: March 19, 2021
All technical drawings were approved on March 11 which concluded the technical development phase. We are now in the prototype phase where all parts like case, movement, hands, dials and straps are made for approval. For more updates; visit the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition CoLAB page.
Pre-order round 1 is closed. Round 2 will start once the prototypes are ready. Register below to get first pre-order access.
The Return of a Legendary Timepiece
Airain Type 20 Re-Edition
The Airain Type 20 Re-Edition faithfully matches in every detail the design and specifications of the original 1950’s Type 20, including a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with flyback function and countdown bezel. Its dial, protected by a domed Hesalite crystal, has the same Arabic numerals as the original timepieces, with two registers at 3 and 9 o’clock that can count to 30 minutes.
The hand-applied Super-LumiNova color has been carefully chosen to recall the original luminescent material of the original Type 20. The 39,5mm stainless steel case is slightly bigger than the original to match modern standards without losing the allure of its famous ancestor.
The Type 20 Re-Edition is powered by our caliber AM1 which boasts 60 hours of power reserve, developed and made by Manufacture La Joux-Perret S.A. in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
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Type 20 Re-Edition
Type 20 Brown Limited Edition
Be One of 134
The Type 20 Brown Limited Edition celebrates the revival of Montres Airain and is limited to 134 pieces which refers to the founding year of Airain; 1934. It combines a stainless steel case with chocolate brown dial and strap which is available at a special pre-order price for a limited time only. You will be able to choose your preferred number upon checkout.
The Legendary Type 20
Learn about a legendary timepiece
Other characteristics of the original Type 20 chronographs were: a 38mm diameter and 14mm thick case, a black dial with luminescent indexes and hands, a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of over 35 hours, a relative precision of + or – 8 seconds per day and finally, the capacity to withstand the running, stopping and resetting of the chronograph more than 300 times without causing any problems to the movement.
First Sketches of the Type 20 Re-Edition
by Matthieu Allègre, Watch Designer
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