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REVUE THOMMEN
Revue Thommen is a Swiss brand and was founded in 1853 by Gedeon Thommen. Only watches were produced until the1930s when the company diversified into aviation instruments. Today RT's instruments are among the leading products in the aviation industry. The "Airspeed" range of pilots' watches reflects the aviation instrument heritage in that these watches are extremely easy to read. There is also a "Traditional" range of watches. This includes mechanical alarm watches for which RT has been famous since the 1950s. Some of the watches use RT's own movements. Today the RT watch operation is part of the Grovana group which has been the case since 2001.

Our selection appears below but all the other models may be seen on: www.revue-thommen.ch

Some of the watches shown below have advantageous pricing. These items are priced in red with the normal price shown in brackets.

 

Airspeed Classic Time/Date. Automatic, satin/polished stainless steel case, black dial, luminous, sapphire crystal anti-reflective both sides, solid back, water resistant to 100m. D= 37.5mm. (as illustrated but also available with D= 32.5mm.) H= 11mm. Base movement: ETA 2836-2. Very easy to read. The date is indicated by a pointer so there is no loss of a numeral to provide a date window. The anti-reflection coatings on the crystal make it almost invisible. Exemplary clarity. A pilot's watch par exellence. The combination between the polished and satin finishes to the stainless steel case is particularly attractive (in reality the appearance of these watches is less subdued than indicated by our images).Strong recommendation.

16005.2537 with black leather strap £795

16005.2137 with stainless steel bracelet £903

The pricing for the smaller size is the same.

Please note that there is an extra large version of this watch (Airspeed Xlarge). Similar specification but with a glass back and D= 40.5mm.

16050.2537(strap) £914

16050.2137 (bracelet) £1010

Airspeed Classic Chronograph. Automatic, stainless steel case, black dial, luminous, 0-60 rotating bezel, day and date, sapphire crystal anti-reflective both sides, solid back, water resistant to 100m. D= 38mm. H= 14mm. Again very easy to read and yet not a large watch. Strong recommendation. Excellent compact chronograph. Low cost for the specification. (A more detailed image is available by clicking on the one shown right.)

 

16007.6537 with black leather strap £1677

16007.6137 with stainless steel bracelet £1762

This model is also available in titanium

Airspeed Retro Hand Winding. This model is a very viable alternative to the Glycine Incursore hand winding models. It is bold and large without being in the "oversize" category. Stainless steel case (part brushed, part polished), sapphire crystal, glass back, decorated hand winding movement, water resistant to 100m. D= 43.5mm. Movement: Unitas 6498-1. Strong recommendation.

Please note that all these watches have polished bezels and brushed bodies. The photography was done in such a way as to subdue reflections. This means that the images understate reality.

There are four versions of which three are luminous.

Beige dial, black Arabic numerals, brown leather strap, not luminous (shown right)
16064-3532. £1053

Beige dial, green hands and green Arabic numerals, brown leather strap, luminous (shown below left)
16064-3533. £1053

Black dial, light green hands and light green Arabic numerals, black leather strap, luminous (shown below right)
16064-3537. £1053

Black dial, white hands and white Arabic numerals, black leather strap, luminous (shown below centre)
16064-3534.
£730 (£1053)

 


Airspeed Retro Chronograph. This is an unusual two sub dial chronograph. Stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 100m., automatic, D= 43.5mm.
Movement: DD2030/2824-2. Very good value for money and strongly recommended.

There are four versions of which three are luminous.

Beige dial, black numerals, outlined white hands, brown leather strap, not luminous.
16064-6532. £1376

Beige dial, green numerals and hands, brown leather strap, luminous.
16064-6533. £1376

Black dial, green numerals and hands, black leather strap, luminous (shown right)
16064-6537. £1376

Black dial, white numerals and hands, black leather strap, luminous.
16064-6534.
£953 (£1376)

 

Airspeed GMT. Automatic watch with date and GMT function (second time zone). Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coatings. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42.5mm. Base movement: ETA 2893-2

 

 

Silver dial with strap. 16091.2532 £1257

Silver dial with bracelet. 16091.2132 £1365

Black dial with strap. 16091.2534 £871 (£1257)

Black dial with bracelet. 16091.2134 £1365

Airspeed GMT Chronograph. Automatic. Date and GMT function (second time zone) as well as chronograph. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coatings. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42.5mm. Base movement: ETA/Valjoux 7754

 

 

 

Black dial with strap. 16091.6534 £2343

Black dial with bracelet. 16091.6134 £2450

Also available with silver dial. The pricing is the same.

Airspeed XXLarge. This model is very reminiscent of the classic over-sized pilot's watch. Automatic with date. Stainless steel case. Dial black, light green or white (not shown). Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflection coating. Water resistant to 50m. D= 47mm. Base movement ETA 2824-2

With leather strap.Green Dial. 16053.2534 £924

With leather strap. Black dial. 16053.2537 £640 (£924)

Airspeed Aircraft. Interesting square watch. Automatic with date. Stainless steel case. Dial shown in black but light green and white are also available. Sapphire crystal with double anti-reflection coatings. Water resistant to 50m. Size: 44 x 44mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2.

With leather strap. 16576.2137 (shown) £881

Also available with white or green dial at the same price.

COMMENT
Revue Thommen is a well established brand internationally though not so well known in the UK. All watches are well made and represent good value for money, in some cases surprisingly so. The Airspeed range alone is quite large. All models may be ordered with confidence. The models shown above are our favourites.
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