Though TITONI produces a reasonably various assortment of various watches that spans every part from purpose-built divers to elegant gown watches, it’s the Airmaster that’s arguably the model’s single most well-known assortment of timepieces. First launched in 1969, the unique TITONI Airmaster was supposed to be a rugged but refined on a regular basis timepiece that was sturdy sufficient to face as much as lively use, but additionally elegant sufficient to effortlessly exist in additional formal settings. To at the present time, the Airmaster assortment stays one of many cornerstone choices inside TITONI’s trendy lineup, though most of the up to date fashions have taken on a barely extra refined look, regardless of nonetheless being greater than able to standing as much as the damage and tear that comes with common use. Nevertheless, as its first new launch of 2023, TITONI has unveiled the Airmaster 83906 sequence, which brings a barely extra utilitarian aesthetic to the model’s fan-favorite assortment to create a extremely versatile timepiece that’s completely suited to on a regular basis put on and use.
The case of the brand new TITONI Airmaster 83906 watches affords the identical core profile that has outlined the gathering because it was first launched in 1969, and it sits someplace within the center between dressy and sporty, that includes a spherical form with outstanding twisted lugs. On the brand new Airmaster 83906 sequence, the stainless-steel case measures 40.5mm in diameter with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces, and the highest of it will get fitted with a easy fastened bezel that has a radially brushed higher part with a refined rim alongside its aspect. Contained in the bezel sits a flat sapphire crystal with anti-reflective therapy, whereas on the 3 o’clock location is a grooved conic winding crown that’s signed with TITONI’s “meihua” (plum blossom) flower emblem. Finishing the exterior case is a stainless-steel screw-down caseback that has a sapphire show window that provides a view of the interior motion that powers the watch.
In comparison with the prevailing full-size fashions from TITONI’s present Airmaster assortment, the brand new Airmaster 83906 watches measure half a millimeter bigger in diameter, but their lugs are a bit thinner and extra tapered of their total form, which provides the brand new fashions a barely extra up to date total look. Moreover, the conic form of the up to date crown with its broad finish positioned adjoining to the case provides the brand new TITONI Airmaster 83906 watches considerably of a extra utilitarian total look, even though they provide the identical 50 meters of water resistance as the opposite fashions from the gathering. Whereas the Airmaster’s core design DNA could be very a lot nonetheless current, it’s plain that the circumstances of those new watches supply a little bit of a extra up to date aesthetic.
On the time of launch, the TITONI Airmaster 83906 sequence is on the market with the choice of 4 totally different dials. The primary two are provided with matte surfaces in both black (ref. 83906 S-699) or white (ref ref. 83906 S-698), whereas the opposite two have metallic sunburst finishes in both blue (ref. ref. 83906 S-671) or inexperienced (ref. ref. ref. 83906 S-670). Regardless of their shade variations, all 4 of the totally different dials supply the identical core design with giant painted Arabic numeral hour markers in a standard pilot or subject watch format, together with an oblong date window on the 3 o’clock location. On the middle of the dial are a trio of fingers, and to match the marginally extra utilitarian look of the dial, each the hour hand and minute hand are bigger and wider, in the end providing what may finest be described as an alpha-shaped profile. Moreover, whereas most different fashions from the gathering solely characteristic luminous fingers, the dials fitted to the brand new Airmaster 83906 watches even have luminous markings for the 5 minute strains inside the minute monitor for added legibility at the hours of darkness.
Powering the lineup of latest TITONI Airmaster 83906 fashions is the Sellita SW200-1 automated motion, which runs at a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz)with an influence reserve of roughly 38 hours. Because it follows the identical core design as the ever present ETA 2824, the Sellita SW200-1 affords confirmed efficiency and simple serviceability. Along with providing the essential conveniences of hacking, hand-winding, and quickset performance for the routinely altering date show at 3 o’clock, the Sellita SW200-1 motion fitted to the Airmaster 83906 sequence additionally contains a gold-finished oscillating weight that may be considered by way of the sapphire show caseback on the watches.
No matter their totally different dial colours, all 4 of the brand new TITONI Airmaster 83906 watches come fitted with five-link stainless-steel bracelets which might be accomplished by butterfly-style folding clasps. Whereas the core design of the bracelets is similar to what will be discovered on the prevailing full-size fashions from the Airmaster sequence, the up to date bracelets fitted to the brand new Airmaster 83906 watches have wider brushed hyperlinks on the perimeters and thinner polished middle hyperlinks, which in the end provides them a barely extra trendy total look that higher fits the revised aesthetic of the watches themselves.
Relating to pricing, the brand new TITONI Airmaster 83906 is correct in keeping with its siblings from the Airmaster lineup, and they’re accompanied by an official retail value of $1,200 USD. Whereas that is barely dearer than the prevailing full-size Airmaster fashions (a complete distinction of $75), that additional premium does get you a sapphire show caseback, together with luminous markings on the dial and an up to date case and bracelet design. Today, it’s potential to make an especially elegant watch strong sufficient to face as much as the pains of every day put on. Nevertheless, I personally like seeing the Airmaster lean into its lively life-style roots a bit extra, as the gathering itself had began to really feel a bit dressy. That mentioned, these new Airmaster 83906 fashions supply what is definitely essentially the most utilitarian design at present obtainable within the lineup, and they’re basically TITONI’s model of a standard go-anywhere subject watch. For extra data, please go to the model’s web site.