D.26 of the extended name comes from the historic training aircraft. Dewoitine D.26 which occupied an important place during World War II and whose watch is inspired. The codes of the cabin are in the green dial and the leather pocket of the watch.
Recall the essential function of aviator watches: great readability of the functions on the dial, day and night! This often results in large hands and large numbers and the reduction of the functions visible on the dial to what is strictly necessary for good navigation.
Switzerland had a dozen Dewoitine D.26 286 HB-RAG in which Swiss pilots were trained. After the war, it will be used as tugboats for gliders.
Fallen in oblivion, the Hangar 31 association takes it out of the museum to keep it and revive it by stealing it regularly.
Oris continues its strong link with aviation today. For the anecdote, the very large crown allowed the pilots to adjust the clock without removing their gloves, practical, right?
The steel case has a reasonable diameter of 40 mm. the automatic movement Oris Cal. 754 allows you to display a date pointer on the dial. Automatic movement is actually a Sellita SW 200-1 to which the date pointer module has been added.
If the case is water resistant to 50 meters, you will still avoid swimming to save the beautiful leather strap.
We can see an illustration of the plane engraved at the bottom of the box.
The price is reasonable: € 1,850.