Calibre Akron Watch Collection

USS Akron Helium Filled Airship


by John Sealander  

One of the World’s Largest Helium Filled Airships Provides the Inspiration for these Oversize Military Style Timepieces

Calibre WatchesThe USS Akron, which joined the U.S. Navy’s fleet of helium-filled airships in September of 1931, was certainly impressive. The enormous airship was 785 feet long, could carry a crew of 89 men, and even carried its own fleet of Sparrowhawk biplanes, which could be launched and retrieved from the air. Conceived as an airborne aircraft carrier, this innovative design was one of the largest flying objects in the world at the time.

This large, versatile craft served as the inspiration for the equally impressive Calibre Akron Collection. With eleven exciting models to choose from, the 42 mm Akron offers something for almost every fan of military style timepieces. These versatile timing tools all feature a unidirectional stainless steel rotating bezel that is clearly marked in 60-minute increments. The reliable Swiss made quartz movement is housed in a massive stainless steel case that is water resistant to 165 feet. The case features a protected crown, and the stainless steel caseback has been engraved with a beautiful rendition of the USS Akron.

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Two distinct Akron styles are available. There is a versatile chronograph model with three well-placed sub-dials for timing events, along with a tachymeter scale engraved on the chapter ring. There is also a classic, three-hand, pilot style configuration for those who prefer understated simplicity. These superb timepieces are available with a choice of black, white, or orange dials and have been equipped with a comfortable black rubber strap. All models include a convenient date window at 4 o’clock.

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Like all Calibre timepieces, the Akron Collection showcases the brand’s expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, which is rarely seen in such an affordable watch. With its precisely machined case and crisp, clear lettering, you could easily mistake an Akron timepiece for something costing thousands of dollars more.

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If you’re a fan of military watches, but don’t have a defense department budget, the impressive Calibre Akron may be the perfect watch for you. To see what one of these military masterpieces looks like on your wrist, just contact your authorized Calibre dealer today and ask to see the Akron Collection.

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Calibre Lancer Watch Collection

Legendary B-1B Lancer Over Pacific Ocean


by John Sealander  

One of the Most Versatile Long-Range Bombers Ever Conceived
Serves as the Inspiration for this Equally Versatile Timepiece

Calibre WatchesThe legendary Rockwell B-1B Lancer has served in many different capacities for the United States Air Force since it was originally conceived in the 1960’s. This sophisticated variable-sweep wing aircraft was developed during the cold war as a supersonic, long-range nuclear bomber. The controversial bomber filled a vital gap between an aging B-52 fleet and the new stealth technology that would eventually replace it.

As the Cold War ended and the need for manned nuclear bombers diminished, the Lancer was reconfigured for sub-sonic, low-level penetration bombing to support the regional conflicts that were popping up around the world. Equipped with advanced defensive electronics and modified for conventional weapons and heavier payloads, the B-1B Lancer served admirably in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. With 61 world records for speed, payload, distance, and time-to-climb, the Lancer is still an important part of today’s modern air force.

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The longevity and versatility of the B-1B Lancer provided the inspiration for the equally versatile Calibre Lancer watch collection. The impressive 44 mm Lancer shows its military roots with an uncluttered, easy-to-read dial that is available in both chronograph and three-hand configurations. The massive stainless steel case is water resistant to an impressive 330 feet. All models are equipped with a protected crown, a comfortable rubber strap, and bright luminous hands, making this versatile timing tool ready for anything.

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The Lancer utilizes a unique corrosion resistant copper dial that is available in four different colors. Surrounding the large, pilot-style dial is a black, IP coated stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel that is clearly marked in 60-minute increments. Like it’s namesake, the Calibre Lancer is suitable for a variety of missions. It makes a great diver’s watch, pilot’s watch, or even a fashion statement.

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Dependable Swiss made Ronda movements power the Calibre Lancer and Lancer chronographs. The chronograph models include three-well placed sub dials with two pushers flanking the crown for timing events. Both versions feature a convenient date window at four o’clock. If you’re looking for a military-style watch that’s ready for anything, contact your authorized Calibre dealer immediately and ask to see the Calibre Lancer Collection. There are eight exciting models to choose from and one of them has your name on it.

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Calibre Trooper Watch Collection

Calibre Trooper Watch Collection


by John Sealander  

Introducing the Calibre Trooper: Classic
Military Styling that You Can Wear Anywhere

Calibre WatchesMilitary watches have always played an important role in the history of timekeeping. These durable, easy-to-read timepieces always put function first, and created their own unique style in the process. A good military watch typically has a large, clearly lettered 24-hour dial that remains legible even under poor lighting conditions. The strap is designed for durability. And the watch itself can take a beating.

Calibre Trooper CollectionThe exciting new Calibre Trooper Watch Collection exhibits all these qualities and more. The 40 mm Calibre Trooper features a practical three-hand configuration with a 24-hour dial and an oversize date window at 3 o’clock. You have a choice of rubber, leather, and authentic NATO canvas straps that are quickly interchangeable with self-change pins.

This is a watch you can wear anywhere. The Calibre Trooper Collection is available with a durable stainless steel or IP black case that is water resistant to 170 feet. You have a choice of black or white raised dials and there are eight different strap alternatives. All Calibre Trooper watches are powered by a precision Swiss made Ronda 505 quartz movement that will provide years of dependable service.

Calibre Trooper CollectionThe craftsmanship and attention to detail on these authentically styled military timepieces is impressive and seldom seen at such a reasonable price point. If you’re a person who’s been looking for an authentic military watch that still looks good on dressy occasions, the Calibre Trooper is just what you’ve been looking for.

To view the entire Trooper Collection and reserve what may be today’s quintessential military watch, contact an authorized Calibre dealer today.

Gevril Group US Agent for Calibre Watches

Gevril GroupGevril Group is the sole US agent for Calibre Watches. Contact us by email or call 845-425-9882.

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