Trintec NAV-03 Horizon and Directional Gyro

Trintec, the maker of the original instrument watch, has returned with a pair of new aircraft-inspired watches, now available for pre-order on Kickstarter. This time, the company has re-imagined two of their cockpit designs from 1993 to create the NAV-03 Horizon and Directional Gyro.

Trintec NAV-03 Directional Gyro black

Both models are offered in bead-blasted steel or black PVD finishes. Their square cases measure 42mm wide, over 53mm long, and 13.5mm thick. The stainless steel cases have exposed fasteners in the corners, thick lugs, and large, knurled, screw-down crowns. They feature anti-reflective coated sapphire crystals, are water resistant to 100m, and come equipped with rubber straps secured by heavy screw bars. Inside, is a 21 jewel, 21.6k bph Seiko NH35A automatic; a solid workhorse that has a well-deserved reputation for reliability.  

Trintec NAV-03 Horizon steel

The Horizon is a conventional three-hander styled after an aircraft attitude indicator. Black skeleton hands with lumed tips and a red arrowhead second hand mark the time above an artificial horizon of light gray sky and darker land. Red aircraft wings are positioned between the hands the dial creating a faithful representation of the actual instrument. 

Trintec NAV-03 Horizon lume

The Directional Gyro is a one-handed watch (a dual-ended red second hand technically makes this a two-handed watch, just not the two you might think). It mimics a heading indicator, complete with an airplane silhouette. Where the instrument would have a compass rose, the Trintec has a 60-minute index delineated in 5 and 15-minute intervals. This is necessary to allow an accurate reading with only its bright green and black skeleton hour hand. 

Trintec NAV-03 Directional Gyro steel

I've been a Trintec fan for some time now and I really like the bold, graphic direction they took with the NAV-03 models. The project has already funded and you can still get in on the $299 CAD ($222 USD) rewards. For more information or to order your own, head over to the Trintec NAV-03 Kickstarter page to pledge before the morning of March 29. ⬩

Trintec NAV-03 Directional Gyro lume
Trintec NAV-03 Horizon Black

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