TRINTEC Zulu-01 CoPilot live on Kickstarter

The stainless steel Trintec Zulu-01 Copilot

The stainless steel Trintec Zulu-01 CoPilot

Trintec is not your usual microbrand; last year they were celebrating their 30th anniversary with two special edition watches that many people might have thought that are B&R homages. The reality is, it was in the early 80s that Brandon Nunes, a former pilot, came up with the idea of a clock inspired by the an aircraft altimeter, years before B&R. He was even granted a US patent. But all this is history. Today, Trintec is back on Kickstarter with their latest project, the ZULU-01 CoPilot, which keeps some of the design elements from the ZULU-07 PRO — a massive 47 mm watch that looks like a vintage aircraft clock — but in a more wearable 42 mm dimension. The ZULU-01 CoPilot comes in two versions, stainless steel with black PVD bezel, or a full matt black PVD.

The high-contrast black dial with bold white numerals and indexes is surrounded by a 120 click unidirectional rotating bezel, and nighttime visibility is provided by SuperLuminova on both dial and hands. Under the hood you’ll find the automatic Seiko NH35A offering accuracy of -20 ~ +40 seconds per day and about 40 hours of power reserve.

For more details, go to their Kickstarter page, the Early Bird reward — including a rubber band a military style nylon strap — comes at $179 US with free North American Shipping, a huge discount from the $425 US retail.

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