Something Special Has Happened

December 2020

Just two weeks ago we introduced our Type 20 Re-Edition and a celebratory Brown Limited Edition. And for those who have not noticed yet; something special has happened.

Our new watches have been very well received by media and customers and is extensively discussed in various forums. Orders are pouring in from all over the world and I am thrilled to share the excitement! Just scroll down and see for yourself…

The Type 20 Brown Limited Edition is limited to 134 numbered pieces which refers to the founding year of Airain; 1934. It combines a stainless steel case with chocolate brown dial and strap, available at a special pre-order price for a limited time only.

Media feedback and comments
« an ultra-cool, faithful re-edition of the legendary Type 20 Flyback Chronograph (…) simply, clearly, utterly faithful to the original watch and, as such, makes for a super-attractive piece. But this new piece is more than just a pretty face, as the Dutch entrepreneur has pushed the concept quite far in terms of execution, historical relevance, mechanics, and (best of all) also in terms of price. » Brice Goulard @ Monochrome
« From all Type 20 re-editions, I must conclude that the new Airain is the most faithful to the original. The count-down bezel, Hesalite crystal, hands, typography, everything is very, very close to the original watches from the past (…) Even price-wise, the re-edition from Airain seems the most attractive as well. » Gerard Nijenbrinks @ Fratello Magazine
« Like the layout of any of the Dirty Dozen watches, there’s a thread running through the watches under the Type 20 umbrella and the Airain hits every note. In fact, it’s utterly faithful to the original run of watches. » Sam Kessler @ Oracle of Time
Comments and feedback from pre-ordering customers
« The Type 20 Brown Limited Edition is a stunning piece. It’s as pretty, if not prettier than the steel Breitling AVI Ref: 765 1953 Re-Edition. » comment on a watch blog

« A real homerun for flyback pilot chronographs fans out there. » comment on a watch blog

« This is absolutely bangin’. I love everything about it and desperately want to have one. Great choice on case size and movement. I agree that this is the clear winner among the Type XX reissues. » comment on a watch blog

« I can’t think of anything lacking in this watch, » comment on a watch blog

Airain Type 20 Re-Edition is voted Watch of the Week by German journalist and watch aficionado Tim Holzhäuser, on his YouTube channel ‘Caseback Watches’.

The Airain Type 20 Re-Edition
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Airain was one of the selected suppliers of the Type 20 model for the French Army. The all new Airain Type 20 Re-Edition faithfully matches in every detail the design of the original 1950’s Type 20 and is now available for pre-order at a special price for a limited time only.
Pre-order price for the 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

  • Avatar Phil says:

    Very interesting to see the revival of a Type 20 pilot chronograph, a watch with a great history being worn by French military pilots and even by the French spationaute Patrick Baudry during cosmonaut training in the 1980s!
    Whenever we post time period Type 20 photos on our blog, these photos always get the most notes/likes!
    Good luck with this amazing project !


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