Dial + Fingers
When choosing out an Airfield, you possibly can select from three totally different dial colours, every accessible with or with no date. It is available in black, white, or olive inexperienced. Every has an identical date wheel that helps it mix into the dial, making it a bit much less intrusive for these dial purists on the market who nonetheless have to know what day of the week and month it’s. Staying true to its title, the Airfield’s dial blends each pilot and discipline watch parts into a really legible dial.
Across the outdoors of the dial, you’ll discover a raised monitor with a triangle at 12 and hash marks at every 5 minute mark. Shifting inwards, you’ll discover a totally graduated scale with smaller hash marks for every minute, a bolder mark each 5, and an Arabic numeral for each hour. The Airfield leaves off the navy time markings, which was a stable design selection. If that they had included these, it might make the dial a bit too busy. Raven’s design selections lead to a dial with sufficient data with out being overwhelming, making the watch very simple to learn at a look. Branding on the dial is minimal — there’s a raised Raven brand slightly below the triangle at 12, and “AIRFIELD” rendered in small all-caps textual content simply above 6.
To inform the time, there’s a set of syringe-shaped fingers. Each the hour and minute hand are stuffed with lume and have a high-contrast base. On the white dial, black fingers are stuffed with white lume, and on the inexperienced and black dials, there’s a set of white fingers with white lume. There’s a colourful seconds hand on every watch, including a pleasant colour accent, whereas making the seconds hand stand out for timing purposes.
Defending the dial is a single-domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the underside. The one dome renders the dial in a transparent and undistorted method, till you verify it at very excessive angles. Sitting practically flush with the bezel, the sapphire crystal’s light dome provides the watch only a tiny little bit of contour on the highest floor.