UNDONE x REVOLUTION Aero Scientific 1940 Limited Edition
It is widely assumed that the rotating bezel we see on so many timepieces has been invented for diving watches. Well, it turns out that the rotating bezel was actually created as a navigation tool for aviation by U.S. Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Philip Van Horn Weems.
His inventions was the Second-Setting Watch which added a rotating 60-seconds bezel which could be locked in place. This was a game-changer as being able to track activity by the second was a vital requirement for military pilots at the time where accuracy was vital to pinpoint flight paths and avoid navigation miscalculations of hundreds of miles over the course of a flight.
In true UNDONE fashion, the Aero Scientific 1940 does not only encapsulate a homage to P.V.H. Weems but also continues to pay tribute to the vintage-inspired timepiece; a watch that is true to its origins. With an additional crown at 2 o'clock functioning as a bezel lock, often found on vintage aviation watches, it is designed to clamp down with just a twist of the crown. The wider bezel allows for larger fonts and printing; increasing legibility, improving ease-of- manufacturing while also giving pilots a more accessible instrument to operate while wearing thick, leather flight gloves. The dial is aged to give the impression of a patina which has happened over many years. As an added value to our customers, the watch comes with both a leather strap and a stainless steel bracelet.
UNDONE is a Hong Kong based watch company founded by Michael Young in 2014. Young initiated his first offering in 2016, via Kickstarter with his Urban Vintage collection. Starting at USD175, with a digital customisation tool in place from the get go, not to mention the quarter million US dollars raised (HK$ 1,960,430), Young clearly had something on hand that a brand could be built around.
Today, UNDONE stands as a watch company with four collections under its belt, a high level of approval from the tool watch collector community and several notable collaboration watches –including one with our friends from Fratello Watches.
Model UNDONE x REVOLUTION Aero Scientific 1940 Limited Edition Box/Papers Yes Dimension
Case Width - 40mm excl. crown
Case Thickness - 15mm incl. crystal
Materials Case 316L Stainless Steel Material Lens LEXAN Polycarbonate Strap Brown leather and stainless steel bracelet Movement Seiko Instruments Inc. NH35A Automatic Winding Mechanism Water Resistance: 100 Metres
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The Weems Second-Setting Watch
While it is assumed that the rotating bezel was invented for diving watches, it was in fact created as a navigation tool for aviation in the 1930’s by U.S. Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Philip Van Horn Weems. His invention was the Second-Setting Watch which added a rotating 60-seconds bezel which could be locked in place. The UNDONE Aero Scientific 1940 features the additional crown at 2 o’clock which functions as a bezel lock, it is designed to clamp down with just a twist of the crown.
True to its vintage inspiration, the Aero Scientific 1940 features an exclusive aged dial for The Rake & Revolution which mimics the feel of patina appearing after many years of wear on the wrist.
200 Pieces Only
The UNDONE Aero Scientific 1940 with exclusive aged dial is a limited edition of 200 pieces. In our eternal pursuit of the best value for our readers, the watch comes with both a leather strap and a stainless steel bracelet.