Presenting the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition Flyback Chronograph

November 2020

It is with great pleasure that I present our newest watch to you. Today we release two Type 20 Re-Editions as well as a celebratory Limited Edition that will be available for pre-order for a limited time only.

For the purists, there will be a variety that faithfully mirrors the original 1950s version’s design and specifications, designed with the help of Type 20 connoisseurs and collectors. These include a hand-wound column wheel chronograph with flyback function and countdown bezel. Protected by a domed Hesalite crystal, its black dial features the original Arabic numerals, with two registers at 3 and 9 o’clock that can count up to 30-minutes. The hand-applied Super-LumiNova colour has been carefully chosen to recall the luminescent material of the original Type 20. Although the 39.5mm stainless steel case will be slightly bigger than the original to match modern standards, it still fully captures its famous ancestor’s allure. The Type 20 Re-Edition is powered by Airain’s caliber AM1 which boasts 55 hours of power reserve, developed by Manufacture La Joux-Perret S.A. from La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

Chocolate Brown Limited Edition
To appeal to the more novelty-focussed watch lovers, Airain will also be releasing a celebratory Brown Limited Edition. It has all the beautiful features mentioned above, but it will truly turn heads with its chocolate brown dial and strap. As it is a limited edition, it will undoubtedly become as hotly in demand as its predecessor.

Special (time limited) pre-order price for the two Re-Edition models is €2,540 / US$2,920 and €2,600 / US$2,980 for the Brown Limited Edition.

Beneficial Pricing for Investors
Investors benefit from lower prices. This applies to both our current investors and new investors through our crowd funding campaign on international equity funding platform Eureeca. Investors that contribute get a special Investor Benefit Code which they can use on our websites to obtain advantageous pricing (up to 40% off retail price) on watches of both Airain and Lebois & Co.

About The Legendary Type 20.
Type 20 refers to a specification for pilot’s chronographs issued by the French Ministry of Defense. The unique feature of the Type 20 was the ‘flyback’ function, which allows the pilot to easily reset the chronograph hand, and quickly start timing a new event without the lag in time of pushing two more buttons. Learn more.
About Airain
Montres Airain was, just as Lebois & Co, originally conceived by the illustrious Dodane family in 1934 and rose to fame for its trustworthy, high-quality timepieces. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Airain was one of the selected suppliers (including Dodane and Breguet) of the Type 20 model for the French Army. Today, the Airain Type 20 is one of the most sought-after military timepieces of all time. Learn more here.

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Tom van Wijlick


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