After a long process of designing and prototyping, we are proud to announce the latest addition to the MAEN collection, the Skymaster 38 Automatic Chronograph!
At MAEN we are passionate about chronograph watches as few other watch functions integrate mechanics to its design as convincingly as the chronograph.
We especially appreciate vintage sized chronographs, as it is much more challenging to get a balanced chronograph dial in a smaller diameter watch,
but when done right it becomes all the more interesting. This is exactly what we tried to achieve with the Skymaster 38,
a balanced, vintage inspired chronograph with a sophisticated yet powerful appearance.
With its modest size of 38mm, narrow bezel and vintage styled rehaut the Skymaster is a real eyecatcher.
As always, beauty lies in the details. The indicators are for example brushed with a polished beveled edge, playing with the light in a very interesting way.
The Skymaster 38 houses the high-quality Swiss Made ETA 2894-2 Automatic movement
and has a 12H GMT bi-directional bezel to keep track of an additional timezone.
The Skymaster will have a box domed hesalite crystal as a standard. We have decided however to also offer the option to upgrade to a sapphire crystal with the same box domed shape.
During the campaign you simply increase your reward with 59€ and the box domed sapphire crystal will be installed on your watch!
The Skymaster will come standard on an Arizona top grain black leather strap with white contrasting stitching.
If you wish to include a stainless steel bracelet with the Skymaster you can increase your pledge with 69€ and we will include this bracelet with your order.
The bracelet tapers from 20-16mm and comes with an engraved deployant clasp.
The 2894 is the ETA chronograph movement based on the 2892-A2. Even equipped with these upgrades, the movement is no higher than 6.1 millimeters. The 2894 is, when directly compared to the ETA Valjoux 7750, the more modern and more complex interpretation of a very reliable chronograph movement. The automatic caliber has 37 jewels and as expected of ETA, a Swiss lever escapement as a regulator.
The Netherlands is a small country with a global reach and entrepreneurial spirit.
Long ago the Dutch conquered the sea and sailed all over the world; they travelled around the Cape to Indonesia and crossed the Atlantic to New York and Surinam.
When the sea wasn’t big enough anymore the air was the next frontier. The Dutch pioneering mentality brought The Netherlands the first European Air Service to the United States.
On 21 May 1946, KLM was the first continental European airline to start scheduled transatlantic flights between Amsterdam and New York City.
The Skymaster 38 is a tribute to this iconic flight and is named after the aircraft used, the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster.
Chronographs or “time writers” are incredibly complex pieces of machinery,
in which hundreds of tiny parts must operate in perfect synchrony.
STRAP: Arizona top grain black leather with white contrasting stitching
STRAP WIDTH: 20mm narrowed down to 16mm
CLASP: 316L Stainless steel clasp with embossed logo
LUME: Applied C1 Superluminova on hands and markers, Printed at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock
DETAILS: Radial textured sub dials, Detailed seconds on rehaut ring
The Skymaster 38 will be Swiss Made and will be assembled in Ticino, Switzerland. Waterproof testing, entrance inspection and final quality control will also be performed in Switzerland. The Swiss Made ETA 2894-2 movement will be passing tests to certify the precision of the movement. This movement has 37 jewels, a power-reserve of around 48 hours and is equipped with the ETA-Chron regulator system for easy regulation.
The Skymaster 38 will have a ghost position on the crown, as we have decided to omit the date window for aesthetic reasons. We might offer the possibility to have this position removed, but this is something we cannot guarantee at this stage.
The Swiss Made label is a representation of the ultimate sign of quality - the perfect combination of function and design.
An invaluable travel companion that is easy-to-use and gives you the time in two different time zones simultaneously is a GMT scale on the bezel. The Skymaster 38 is equipped with a 12H GMT bi-directional bezel making it easy to keep track of a second time zone.