WW1 Guynemer

«Elite officer and combat pilot with as much talent as he had daring.» Born in 1894 and killed in combat in 1917, Georges Guynemer is still an iconic figure in the history of French aviation. A pilot in «the Stork Squadron,» the most victorious flying squad in the First World War, he won 53 recorded air combats and was beaten 7 times before being killed in pursuit of a German plane. Despite Guynemer’s youth and puny physique at the start of his aviation career, his legendary fearlessness was a source of inspiration to many including Bell&Ross who have made the WW1 Guynemer in his honour. The self-winding watch in a grey PVD-coated 45mm bead-blasted steel case has a crown on the side at 3 o’ clock typical of aviator watches. It has a white face with twelve large Arabic numerals coated in beige Super LumiNova, three blue phosphorescent hands including the hour and minute hands and a minute track. At 6 o’ clock, the red silhouette of a stork symbolises Guynemer’s squad in which he was «[the] most brilliant stork.» Price: 3,300 CHF

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