Contrail and Era
Chronodeco ERA and Contrail Chronographs, custom built
from the finest Swiss and German parts available on
the planet in a limited edition of 250.
The automatic mechanical movement is a modified Valjoux
7750 with only the upper (minutes) & lower (hours)
registers being used on an original deco style dial
similar to the classic chronographs of the 1930's and
It has an all stainless polished case of approximately
38mm excluding the crown. Flat rounded pushers and a
scratch proof quartz crystal. The dial is available
in 4 designs and/or color combinations.
All of them have a red or white tachymeter (or tachymetre)
"snail" scale* in the center and Super-LuminNova
deco markers and hands to tell time in the dark.
It has a clear display back with company name, "ERA"
and logo printed on the inside of the glass plus the
edition number engraved on the outer edge.
Introduced in the spring of 2003, these sold out the
the fall of 2008.
Full story of the Era can be seen in the November 2003
issue of the International Watch Magazine starting on
page 62 and the Contrail can be seen in the November
2004 issue of the International Watch Magazine starting
on page 134.