Featured Image

Detroit Watch Company B-24 Liberator

Posted By

Apr 19, 2016

Category: Style

The motor city isn’t just for petrol engines anymore. The Detroit Watch Company, founded in 2013, is the only Detroit-based watch manufacturer that hand -assembles classic timepieces with Swiss automatic movements. Their pieces range in both design and prestige with each model serving as an heirloom timepiece for years to come. Now, they pay homage to the history of the city with a piece honoring the Detroit-built B-24 World War II bombers.

The B-24 Liberator served every branch of the American armed forces during these trying times. It was even spotted serving several other Allied air forces and navies and was used in both European and Pacific theaters. The production contributed a great deal to Detroit’s economy, and homage can be paid in either a 44mm chronograph model or a more simplified 39mm version. The chronograph features a water-resistant steel case, Swiss automatic chronograph movement, 48 power reserve, sapphire crystal, and a calfskin leather band. The casebook is engraved with a top view silhouette of a B-24 bomber and the series number in the limited edition release. The 44mm Chronograph sells at about $1,900 while the 39mm version sells for 1,100. Orders are being taken now for deliveries later this spring. [H/T: Maxim]

Purchase

Detroit Watch Company B-24 Liberator 01

More From Style

Thumbnail

Oris' 1965 Inspired Dive Watch Is A Bronzed Beauty

Paying homage to the brand's very first diver's watch.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Thumbnail

Kershaw’s Decibel Is A Knife From The Future

The 2.7-ounce blade is coated with titanium-carbo-nitride coating.

Posted By Mike Bitanga

Partner
Featured Image

Persol Brings Back Their Classic 1935 4 Lenses Sunglasses

The Italian eyewear designer reissues their classic "glacier glasses" model.

Posted By

Jul 17, 2019

Featured Image

Grand Seiko’s SBGE248 Spring Drive GMT Watch Strikes Gold

Inspired by the sun's magnificent aura.

Posted By

Jul 17, 2019

Featured Image

Relive The ’90s With Tag Heuer’s Retro Monaco Calibre 11

A homage to one of the watchmaker's greatest eras.

Posted By

Jul 16, 2019

Featured Image

Explore The City With HUF & Jansport’s Urban Adventure Collection

Technical styles built for the concrete jungle.

Posted By

Jul 16, 2019