Created specifically for the eager 21st century flier, or others out there who enjoy the entrancing aesthetic of a modern pilot’s watch, the Aviateur VQ from Lesablier is a stunning timepiece that perfectly captures the essence of what a well-made watch should be. From its sophisticated dimensions to its soft, almost silky-smooth case, the Lesablier Aviateur VQ is a very fine watch well worthy of your horologically-inclined attention.
The 41mm sandblasted hardened steel case is in itself an outright triumph. I adore the tie in the middle of the carries and the bezel, and the off kilter crown at 2 o’clock includes that bit of separation which works so well. The dial, which really includes your piece’s exceptional individual creation number at 6 o’clock, is profoundly clear with on account of the monochromatic shading palette set inside that awesome case. The fresh dark of the dial is the ideal complexity to the white balance inside the dial, and with respect to lucidity, all content and lists on the dial highlight luminescent material.
The focal point of the dial includes the 24-hour marker which is both super coherent and to a great degree well thoroughly considered. The format is a gesture in the useful feeling of a genuine 24-hour military/flight timepiece. Rather than ordering the hour numerals in the run of the mill 1-12 format, Lesablier have picked to record them from 1-24. Its perusing may take some becoming acclimated to, however nevertheless I for one cherish it when a watchmaker does their highest to stay imaginative, isolate themselves from the group and realize totally new possibilities.
The Lesablier Aviateur VQ is powered by a Swiss Quartz 24-hour movement, is water resistant to 5ATM and comes with either a Midnight (jet black leather) or a Terracotta (rich red-brown weathered grain leather) strap. The Lesablier Aviateur VQ is available for pre-order now for $295USD (or about $390AUD), which is available though their website.