After over 150 years, it is still the watch- maker’s inventive talent that sets the balance wheel in motion. Every day countless contemporary witnesses of watchmaking skill see the light of day at Revue Thommen. Revue Thommen’s founding fathers would be pleased. The watch manufacturer in the Swiss region of Jura near Basel is alive and ticking. Its watchmaking masters produce manufac- ture movements by hand, each one in itself a unique article.
Revue Thommen is one of the oldest Swiss watch brands, and has always been worthy of the latin-derived term “manu- facture”. Over 100 different GT move- ments have been produced manu factum –by hand. The little town of Waldenburg founded the “Société d’Horlogerie à Waldenburg” in 1853 because of the high level of unemployment. Gédéon Thommen took over the factory in 1859.
From that moment on the factory flouris- hed and annual production increased from 4000 in 1870 to 13000 watches in 1890. Again and again Thommen was the talk of the town with its astounding inventions. The son Alphonse carried on his father’s tradition. He placed enormous value on excellent quality and unfailingly wanted to play a leading role in develop- ment. Several American presidents relied on the “Cricket” alarm wristwatch. With the arrival of the “Revue Sport”, wrist- watches satisfied the most rigorous requi- rements for the very first time. Without qualified watchmakers Revue Thommen wouldn’t be able to develop and produce mechanical watch movements. For this reason the training of apprentices is of utmost importance. In this way Revue Thommen conserves and fosters its know-how in the construction of its time- pieces and a large element of its indepen- dence.
At the beginning of the 1920s, the com- pany Revue Thommen started manufactu- ring aircraft instruments. It is for this rea- son that it is more familiar with the speci- al needs of pilots than any other watch manufacturer.
The Airspeed Classic self-winding wrist- watches and chronographs were inspired by the instrument panels of commercial and military aircraft that are equipped with Revue Thommen precision instru- ments. These instruments are characteri- sed by clear, easy-to-read numerals, hands and displays and are fitted with a self-winding mechanical movement or with a quartz movement. The casing is made from stainless steel or titanium, a material favoured by the aerospace indu- stry. Aviator wristwatches have always held a particular fascination for non- pilots. For some these instruments are clear and easy to read in all situations.
Others show their enthusiasm for the technical achievements of aviation by wearing an Airspeed aviator wristwatch and take pleasure in measuring time inter- vals or the error margin of the speedome- ter in their car.
Pilots love Airspeed chronographs with flyback function. When planning his flight, the pilot divides the trip up into legs. Each leg lasts an exactly calculated number of minutes. With the Revue Thommen Flyback the pilot can put the hand back to zero at the press of a button and the timing starts all over again. Owners of Revue Thommen Airspeed aviator watches are charming, sporty, active and independent. Their needs are equally individual, and Revue Thommen has the right model for each person, whether it be the conventional timepiece with large date display, or a sporty chro- nograph with a rotating bezel, Flyback function and large date, or the elegant and discrete XLARGE with a diameter of 41.
Specialities Line or Modern Classics (Complimentary Line) as it is known houses references
of watches which is either in Manufacture or Airspeed Collection.
Basically this collection showcases the basic watches with ETA or modified movements.
It also carries certain Revue Thommen watches produced in limited numbers. Pilot
professional Chronograph Tachymeter , Chronograph Aviator Airspeed Day Date ,Diver
Professional Automatic Black & Diver Proffesional Chronograph has been the product of