British aviation inspired Christopher Ward C8 Flyer Collection

British aviation inspired Christopher Ward C8 Flyer Collection

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British aviation inspired Christopher Ward C8 Flyer Collection
10/08/2015
The clock borrowed design features from aviation history
British brand Christopher Ward released a collection of C8 Flyer clock, inspired by the history of British aviation. One of the main sources of inspiration when designing the design of steel Smiths Mark IIa, from the cabin of pilots of aircraft who participated in British battle. Another object that influenced the appearance of the clock is the Q121 turbine from the air tunnels in Farnborough. These tunnels used to test such aircraft as Spitfire and Hurricane, more than 50 years have been hidden from the public eye. In 2014, the tunnels were reconstructed and open for the works of Wind Tunnel Project. The Q121 turbine weighing a diameter of 6 meters was built in 1935. Its blades weighing 600 kg are installed in the housing of steel, concrete, metal mesh and wood.
Turbine blades can be seen on the back cover of the clock in a 38-millimeter steel case, which may have a PVD coating. The models have an automatic mechanism with a 38-hour reserve of the progress and display of the date. Also in the collection included quartz models in the housings with a diameter of 38 and 44 mm.
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