Airain Type 21

Ref. 423.438

US$ 3198

The Airain Type 21 is inspired by a 1960s vintage model first found at a Sotheby’s auction, which honored the French Ministry of Defence’s 1956 request to upgrade the Type 20 for increased durability and easier maintenance. Both the Type 21 and its predecessor feature a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with a flyback function and countdown bezel. The Type 21 sports a glossy black dial with Grade X1 ‘Old Radium’ lume, proudly showcasing the Airain crown logo and ‘Type 21’ marking. Its slightly larger stainless steel case retains the classic charm while meeting modern standards. Powered by the caliber AM2 from Manufacture AMT in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the Type 21 Re-Edition embodies timeless sophistication and functionality.

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Tech Specs

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The Airain Type 21, inspired by a 1960s vintage model first found at a Sotheby’s auction and later at Loupe This, honors the French Ministry of Defence’s 1956 request to upgrade the Type 20 for increased durability and easier maintenance. Both the Type 21 and its predecessor feature a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with a flyback function and countdown bezel. The Type 21 sports a glossy black dial with Grade X1 ‘Old Radium’ lume, proudly showcasing the Airain crown logo and ‘Type 21’ marking. Its slightly larger stainless steel case retains the classic charm while meeting modern standards. Powered by the caliber AM2 from Manufacture AMT in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the Type 21 Re-Edition embodies timeless sophistication and functionality.

Functions
Hour, minute and small seconds at 9 o’clock. Central chronograph seconds and 30 minute recorder at 3 o’clock with flyback complication.

Case
316L stainless steel case, 39.0mm in diameter (39.5mm bezel) and 10.85mm in height (without crystal), 47.7mm lug-to-lug with screwed in case back and bidirectional moving countdown bezel.

Glass
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating inside, 3.92mm in height.

Water resistance
50m (5ATM) waterproof case

Strap
Genuine Leather Strap in brown with beige stitching and double buckle, engraved with Airain logo. Lug width: 20mm.

Movement
Manual-wind column wheel chronograph caliber AM2 with flyback complication, 63 hours power reserve (+/- 2 hours), 30 minute chronograph, 23 jewels and Incabloc shock protection. Adjusted in 5 positions.

Type 21

The Airain Type 21 stands as a tribute to a 1960s vintage model unearthed first at a Sotheby’s auction in 2021. Rooted in the original 1950s designs, both the Type 21 and its sibling, the Type 20, faithfully embody the era’s aesthetics and functionalities. They feature a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with a flyback function and a countdown bezel. Its bezel boasts a luminous triangle at the 12 o’clock mark.

By Request of the French Military

Following the success of the Type 20, the French Ministry of Defence sought an upgrade with enhanced durability and lower maintenance in 1956. The resulting Type 21 combined robust functionality with refined design elements.

Photo © 2022 Loupe This

The Dial

Displaying a sleek black dial with Grade X1 ‘Old Radium’ SuperLuminova lume, the Type 21 proudly bears the Airain crown logo and the distinct ‘Type 21’ marking.

The Movement

The Type 20 Re-Edition is powered by our caliber AM2, developed and made by Manufacture AMT, Sellita’s high end division in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This hand-wound column wheel chronograph movement with flyback function boasts up to 63 hours of power reserve. Its chronograph can count up to 30 minutes and has Incabloc shock protection.

Swiss Made

While concepted in the Netherlands, we pride ourselves that the new Airain Type 21 is designed, developed and made in Switzerland.

Type 21

The Airain Type 21 stands as a tribute to a 1960s vintage model unearthed first at a Sotheby’s auction in 2021. Rooted in the original 1950s designs, both the Type 21 and its sibling, the Type 20, faithfully embody the era’s aesthetics and functionalities. They feature a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with a flyback function and a countdown bezel. Its bezel boasts a luminous triangle at the 12 o’clock mark.

By Request of the French Military

Following the success of the Type 20, the French Ministry of Defence sought an upgrade with enhanced durability and lower maintenance in 1956. The resulting Type 21 combined robust functionality with refined design elements.
Photo © 2022 Loupe This

The Dial

Displaying a sleek black dial with Grade X1 ‘Old Radium’ SuperLuminova lume, the Type 21 proudly bears the Airain crown logo and the distinct ‘Type 21’ marking.

The Movement

The Type 20 Re-Edition is powered by our caliber AM2, developed and made by Manufacture AMT, Sellita’s high end division in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. This hand-wound column wheel chronograph movement with flyback function boasts up to 63 hours of power reserve. Its chronograph can count up to 30 minutes and has Incabloc shock protection.

Swiss Made

While concepted in the Netherlands, we pride ourselves that the new Airain Type 21 is designed, developed and made in Switzerland.

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