Georges Guynemer (December 24th 1894 - September 11th 1917) was a French Ace with 53 victories.
As homage to this French National Hero, we are proud to introduce the SPA 3 «CIGOGNES», a 50 pieces Limited Edition timepiece.
Featuring a highly polished case, a blue hand for seconds, an enamel white dial, with luminous hands and numbers from 1 to 11 using the particular "Vieux Charles" ("Old Charles") yellow color, from the name given to the plane of the Great War Ace.
The most distinctive feature of the SPA 3 "CIGOGNES" (from Guynemer's squadron) is the offset dial. This feature was often seen on early XXth century watches, as it made readability more instinctive.
Quite often nicknamed the "Seventy-Five", the 75mm Model 1897 field gun was second to none at the time of its issuing and and even during World War I.
As a tribute to the bravery of the Great War soldiers, the back of the SPA 3 «CIGOGNES» has its centre engraved with the effigy of the shell of this truly revolutionnary piece of engineering.
Each watch is individually serial numbered from 01 to 50.
SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT
The 42mm case, fully carved from a block of stainless steel 316L is water-resistant to 200 meters, while the uttely reliable 21 jewels, 21,600 vph Miyota 8218 is beating in its heart.
Ready to be used under any circumstances, the SPA 3 «CIGOGNES» is a true military timepiece, but with an unique Lords Of The Sky spirit.
SPA 3 «CIGOGNES»
10MM + 1.5mm for the back
316L stainless steel
Polished stainless steel
Domed sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 200 meters
Automatic, 21,600 vph, 21 jewels Miyota 8218
Hours and minutes in the center. Subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o'clock. Date at 3 o'clock
Circa 42 hours
Of two parts, of 26mm and 14mm
High quality natural calf leather, engraved on the back
Stainless steel pin buckle
Enamel white dial
Luminous skeleton hands