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Glycine

Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT Aged Cream Ref. GL0304

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Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT Aged Cream Ref. GL0304

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Introducing the Glycine Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT Aged Cream Ref. GL0304, a timeless revival of a historic timepiece that pays homage to Glycine's illustrious watchmaking legacy.

Glycine Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT Aged Cream Ref. GL0304
Established in 1914 by Eugène Meylan in Bienne, Switzerland, Glycine began its journey with miniature movements adorned with precious metals. In the 1930s, the brand expanded its horizons with self-winding and chronometer watches. Glycine's claim to fame, however, lies in its iconic Airman models, first introduced in 1953, pioneering the concept of multiple time zones.

The original Airman “The Chief” emerged in 1956 for Türler, a prominent Swiss retailer, earning its moniker from the US Navy's Chief Petty Officer. With only 25 units crafted, the original remains a rarity. Today, we present the Glycine Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT Antique-Bronze Cream Ref. GL0304, a collector's delight.

Aged treated case that looks like its from yesteryears

Encased in stainless steel treated with gold, the GL0304 features a 40mm diameter, 12.5mm thickness, and 49mm lug-to-lug length, ensuring a comfortable and elegant fit. The vintage aesthetic is accentuated by the aged sides, creating the illusion of a watch that has gracefully weathered the decades.

The hallmark 24-hour bezel, operated through the thumbscrew crown, showcases charming 1950s technology. Hand-finished in Switzerland, the watch boasts satin-brushed and high-polished surfaces, exhibiting Glycine's commitment to craftsmanship. The cream white dial made of brass remains true to its 1950s roots, featuring the original 24-hour format for tracking two time zones without a new GMT hand. The sword handset with green SuperLuminova ensures excellent glow-in-the-dark visibility.

C1 SuperLuminova

The Glycine Airman “The Chief” runs on the Glycine GL293 movement, an upgrade from vintage Felsa Bidyanator. This Swiss automatic movement operates at 28,800 bph with hacking and hand-winding capabilities, offering a power reserve of 42 hours. The 22mm brown calf leather strap adds a dressy touch, secured by a classic buckle.

With its robust design,Airman Vintage "The Chief" GMT Aged Cream Ref. GL0304 combines nostalgia with modern Swiss movements. A valuable addition to any collection, this timepiece embodies Glycine's commitment to timeless craftsmanship.

Specifications

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Maker

Glycine
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Movement

Swiss automatic movement SW330 GMT
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Dial

Cream
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Luminous

C1 SuperLuminova
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Case

Stainless steel
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Bezel

Bi-directional bezel for double GMT display
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Crown type

3 o'clock for time/date adjustment, and 4 o'clock for bezel system
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Lug width

22mm
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Crystal material

Sapphire box with A/R coating (3 layers underneath)
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Strap

Brown leather strap
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Water resistance

30m
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Dimensions

40mm in diameter. 12.5mm thick. 49mm lug to lug.