Christmas for Chronograph Fans: The A-13A Mechanical Will Launch on Kickstarter Today

Back in June we brought you a first look at a pretty interesting pilot’s chronograph from A-13A. A mechanical version of their popular quartz model, this chrono not only incorporates flyback functionality, but uses a central minutes counter as well. Mark McArthur-Christie went into detail on how brand founder Paulo Fanto arrived at his preferred movement for his new watch, and cockpit tools that inspired its design. Earlier this year, Mark handled a prototype of the mechanical A-13A, and we’re happy to report today that the next stage of its development has arrived with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign.

An Instagram post from the A-13A account teased the forthcoming Kickstarter campaign over the weekend. That campaign is set to start today, on Christmas, at 18:00 Eastern Time, and we can’t think of a better gift to chronograph lovers than a new chrono with a genuinely interesting movement. If you’ve had your eye out for this one, watch this space. We’ll update with a link to the campaign when it goes live. For now, be sure to check out the A-13A website for more information about the brand. A-13A

Update: And the Kickstarter campaign is live! Check it out here.

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.