A pilot chronograph inspired by the Martin M-130 built in Baltimore, Maryland in 1935. It was a plane that shrunk the world, skipping across the Pacific like a rock across a pond in an astonishingly fast sixty hours. The timepiece is bold and utilitarian, capturing the same intentions of its predecessor’s cockpit instruments. From case to dial, the contrast and color eases operation of the chronograph - with the start/stop pusher , minute/hour-counters , and center chronograph hand all featuring a hand painted red border. Luminous hands and indices ensure readability in all light conditions. The handcrafted 42mm x 15mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 50 meters. A plush engraving of the infamous “flying boat” adorns the case back, enclosing a caliber 7750 Swiss Made automatic movement. Production of the Martin M-130 Chesapeake Collection Reference Model is limited to 100 total timepieces.
25 Jewel Caliber 7750 automatic chronograph
Adjusted to 5 positions, Glucydur Balance, Nivarox Hairspring, Incabloc Shock Absorption , power reserve of 46 hours
Sweep Second, Minute, Hour, Date, Stop Function with Minute Counter at 12-O’Clock and Hour Counter at 6-O’Clock, Constantly Rotating Second at 9-O’Clock, Start/Stop Pusher at 2-O’Clock, Back To Neutral Pusher at 4-O’Clock
*Decorated, modified and adjusted in Baltimore, MD. USA
Handcrafted German stainless steel with satin-finish sides and a polished bezel.
Engraving of Martin M-130 aircraft on solid satin-finish case back.
42mm diameter , 15mm width , 20mm lug width
Domed sapphire crystal with two-sided anti-reflex+ scratch resistant coating.
Push/pull enlarged crown with coined grip.
50 meter depth rating
Luminous hours + hands + numerals
Yellow SuperLuminova cathedral-style central hands , turquoise chronograph hand with red-painted tip , yellow second hand , turquoise minute-counter + hour-counter
Made in Baltimore, MD.
The Martin M-130 timepiece represents a use of vintage techniques in design for modern-day utility. It’s a faithful remaking of horology that once served a small part in a remarkable achievement that changed the history of transportation forever. The design language once used by operators and clockmakers in the 1930’s is translated through the dial. What you have is an authentic and inspired expression of a pilot’s watch that adds a dash of character to an all too often monochromatic type.
Availability : This reference has one series and is still available.
Distribution : exclusively available for purchase here
Shipping : Fedex Priority
Cost : free + zero liability to you
Returns : no returns
Warranty : lifetime (must be located in the official TWC customer registrar)
Customization : strap