Glycine, Swiss, ‘Airman SST Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant stainless steel three time-zone Aviators wristwatch with date.
Case: Two-body, polished and brushed, screw-down reverse with central relief airplane, faceted band with inset slit-headed crown to rotate the inner bezel, screw-down winding crown, sapphire crystal.
Dial: Graduated grey and black with outer 24hr numerals, inner luminous baton markers and innermost 5-minute numerals, raised outer revolving orange flange calibrated to 24hrs, date aperture. Painted white luminous index hands, orange 2nd time-zone indicator.
Movement: Automatic1, copper color, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.
Dimension: 42mm across X 51mm down Thickness: 12mm
This is a very rare vintage Glycine Airman SST “Pumpkin” watch in excellent condition. This watch dates from 1969-1971 and back then was the watch of choice for many airline pilots.
The “ SST “ was introduced and named for the forthcoming Boeing 2707 and Lockheed L2000, the denomination stands for SuperSonic Transport. The SST was ultimately not manufactured and cancelled in 1971 by the U.S Congress,a proposed design being engraved to the rear of the watch case.