Glycine Watches founded by watchmaker Eugene Meylan in Bienne, Switzerland during 1914 is renowned for its meticulously crafted timepieces for both men and women. The brand’s ultra-precise and petite women’s watches encased in platinum and gold with diamond accents were highly sought-after by well-heeled women in Europe and America during the 1920’s.
The Glycine brand was institutional in the development of self-winding automatic watches and chronometers during the 1930’s. However, it was the introduction of the Airman timepiece in 1953 that brought Glycine into worldwide prominence. In addition to offering 12/24 hour time, the Airman also featured world time-zone functionality and soon became a popular choice of commercial and military pilots. The Airman was prominently worn by US Air Force pilots during the Vietnam War in the mid 1960’s to the early 1970’s.
More than 60 years later, the Glycine Airman timepiece is still in production today in updated contemporary new models. Other military related themes are also featured in the brand’s current collections: Incursore, Combat, F 104 and KMU.
You’ll find an impressive assortment of Glycine Watches for men and women at World of Watches this week at exceptional savings over 68% off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.
The Glycine Airman Airfighter GMT Chronograph offers a bold and modern interpretation of the legendary classic. This premium-crafted Swiss-made men’s timepiece features the generously proportioned case in premium grade stainless steel with brushed and polished surfaces. The handsome black leather strap with contrasting red stitched detail adds to the striking appeal.
An exhibition skeleton case black lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. The black ion-plated, locking unidirectional rotating bezel surrounds the multi-layered dial with three sub-dials, a red textured center dial and black outer dial, a luminous skeleton GMT hand, luminous hands and hour markers.
Features include 12/24 hour time, an automatic date window, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. The Glycine Airman Airfighter GMT Chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 15mm thick.
The Glycine Airman World Time GMT watch offers a more feminine profile for today’s cosmopolitan woman. This precision crafted automatic Swiss-made women’s watch features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a supple black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail.
An exhibition skeleton case back reveals the automatic movement inside. The bidirectional rotating bezel in polished stainless steel has an attractive coin-edge rim and black ion-plated stainless steel top ring with engraved markers.
The highly legible black dial features luminous sword hands, a red GMT hand and 24-hour Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters. The Glycine Airman World Time GMT watch is 39mm in diameter and 10mm thick.
Rugged and intensely masculine, the Glycine Combat Automatic Chronograph is ideal for today’s active man. The stout 43mm dimeter, 15mm thick case in gunmetal ion-plated stainless steel has a bright polished finish. The green canvas NATO strap in durable nylon adds to the robust design.
The stationary bezel surrounds the gunmetal colored sunray dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, luminous baton hands and luminous Arabic numeral hour markers.
Features include an automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a screw-down exhibition case back and crown for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet.
The Glycine Classics women’s watch recalls the timeless elegance of the brand’s early wristwatches with a graceful, diminutive round case in rose gold-tone ion-plated stainless steel and buckle design lugs in contrasting stainless steel, both highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The supple, crocodile-textured black leather strap with matching black stitched detail adds to the timeless appeal.
The legible white dial shines with rose gold-tone Dauphine hands, rose-gold colored raised baton and Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for precise time-keeping accuracy, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Glycine Classics women’s watch is 28mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
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