German brand Steinhart make an extensive range of pilot’s watches inspired by the World War II B-Uhr patterns. The Nav B-Uhr 47 Vintage TITAN A-Muster is distinctive for its large size, 47 mm in diameter and 14.2 mm thick, its solid caseback, conical crown, and caseback engraving that is similar to the information generally engraved inside the caseback of the WWII models. The case is in titanium to reduce weight (114 grams), while the caseback is in steel. The dial accurately reflects Type A B-Uhr patterns, with no logo, and luminous numerals and minute track in an attractive “old radium” beige colour. The watch has a brown vintage-look leather strap, with a titanium pin buckle.
ETA 2824-2 movement
The TITAN A-Muster’s movement is the ETA 2824-2 in its “Elaboré” version, a self-winding movement providing 38-40 hours power reserve. It has the stop-seconds function, useful in setting the watch to the nearest second. Water resistance is 5 bar, 50 m, no swimming or showering.
The Nav B-Uhr 47 Vintage TITAN A-Muster, article number 107-0402, costs €470 inclusive of VAT, €394.36 without VAT. It can be purchased direct from Steinhart at http://www.steinhartwatches.de/, delivery time 2-3 days.