Unique in design, this watch is made from the finest materials and features a SWISS gold-plated movement. The case and dial of the watch mimic an altimeter found in early aircraft. Red Chevron Links can be added to the watch band to display pilots achievements and ratings. On the clasp of the watch is a deep engraving of the WINGS logo. This watch is only going to be sold to anyone that has soloed or piloted with higher ratings.
The idea for the WINGS Watch was conceived in 1977 by Frank Christian Jr. The WINGS Watch was born from the wish that a pilot/father had for his son. He wanted to give him a substantial and, meaningful gift upon his son’s graduation as a pilot. There existed nothing, and hence the WINGS Watch was born.
“We used the best materials and watch manufacturing techniques that money can buy” says Christian. Each WINGS Watch is lovingly ‘born’ in Augusta, Georgia. The watch case and bold, distinctive watch band are made of surgical-grade stainless steel, the dial face mimics the altimeter found in most piston aircraft. The watch features a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) black coating, the watch crystal has a double anti-reflective coating and easy to read hands. The WINGS Watch features a SWISS gold-plated 4 jewel quartz movement with a special power saving mode which can extend battery life 60%.
316l stainless steel case with 4 screws in 38mm size.
Flat sapphire crystal with Anti-Reflective coating.
Swiss origin Ronda 6003 quartz.
3ATM water resistant, where each ATM = 10 meters.
16l stainless steel solid band with screws on each link.
In line with the design of an altimeter.
Tortoise back shaped 316l stainless steel buckle, double pressed with the WINGS watch logo.
Engraved 316l stainless steel case with the WINGS logo and individual series number lasered on.
Frank served as Chairman of the Augusta Aviation Commission for two terms and was Chairman of the Civil Service Commission. He still dabbles a bit in politics and has been an EAA172 member since its early years. He sold his business (Frank Christian Studio), and while his life continues to be full and satisfying, he maintains his family as priority number one. He and his wife generally spend their summers in England.