Introducing New Titanium Pilot-Diver Mission Watches From Redux & Co

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If the idea of Pilot-Diver Mission watches seems a little vague or confusing to you – don’t worry, you’re not alone. Redux & Co have recently launched a series of four watches on Kickstarter which between them span the categories of pilot, dive and field watches.

This isn’t the first Kickstarter campaign from Redux & Co. Their debut was five years ago when they smashed their goal creating a titanium pilot/dive watch mashup named COURG. The current campaign sees four more titanium watches presented – each with different historical inspirations but all sharing the same functional design ethos, automatic movements, case materials and finishing.

First up is the square-cased HONNR, which is inspired by WWII cockpit instruments. This path is well trodden by Bell & Ross among others, but the HONNR does well to resemble the flight instruments on which it is based more than it does another watch. The HONNR couples the legibility of the dial with the additional function of a unidirectional 120 click bezel and 200m of water resistance. At 37mm in diameter, this could be a great option for those who like the instrument gauge design without the usual largeness that goes with it.

If that’s not enough function for you the SCOUT follows the HONNR very closely in style, but here the case is shrunk down to 28mm in diameter and can combine with either a compass or digital module. Both of these modules are the same 28mm diameter as the main watch and either one can be attached to the strap below the main watch head. The compass is lumed and liquid-filled with a 60-click bezel, and the digital module (with day, date, 12/24 hour mode, alarm, stopwatch and chime) is pleasingly raw in appearance.

The VALOR is perhaps the most orthodox of the watches on offer, and comes in two dial variants. The first, the Type-E, is based on an Elgin watch issued during WWI and uses similarly ornate white hands over a field watch dial. The Model 11 is based on British RAF spec MK11 with a highly legible pilot style dial and squared off hour hand. Both are housed in a sleek and angular 38mm titanium case.

Redux have hinted in their Kickstarter campaign that an ‘Offset’ version of the VALOR could be a possibility too, with both watches in the VALOR series above displaying small seconds with the dial shifted by 30 degrees to give a more ‘direct’ read in certain situations.

The final watch on offer as part of the campaign is the COURG42. This is a reimagining of their previous Flieger/Diver watch but upsized from it’s original 39mm to 42mm in diameter. In addition to the external bezel, there is also an internal bezel operated by the second crown. The COURG42 combines the excellent legibility of a pilot watch with the functionality of two timing bezels in an aggressively styled case. As with some of the other models, the COURG42 also available in three different dial variants.

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All of the watches above feature the automatic Miyota 9015 caliber, save for the smaller SCOUT main module which uses a lower beat Seiko NH05movement. All crystals are sapphire with internal Anti-Reflective coating, and all watches use BGW9 SuperLuminova. Between the four watches and different dial combinations within I’ve lost count of the variations on offer, but it doesn’t end there. Each watch has the option of a date or no-date dial, and the option of black DLC coating.

With prices starting from between $219 and $299 (or $129 for the compass or digital modules of the SCOUT alone), Redux & Co. advertise these as “Ridiculous value”. On the face of it, that seems hard to argue against. Delivery of the watches is expected towards the end of the year, with the Kickstarter campaign already in progress and almost 1000% funded a the time of writing. Redux & Co.

Brad stumbled into the watch world in 2011 and has been falling down the rabbit hole ever since. Based in London, Brad's interests lie in anything that ticks, sweeps or hums and is slightly off the beaten track.
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