Achtung is a Deutsche (German) word used to command attention, also implying “warning” or “alert.” This name could not fit this watch any better. When I first saw this watch online, it just dominated the whole image. With a crazy case and bright colors, this watch really got my attention. I reached out to them and was able to get their latest model on my wrist. The Achtung Aviatore is aviation-inspired and just looks really cool. Let’s take a closer look.
The dials on the Achtung watches are all just fun. All of the Achtung watches have very colorful and themed dials. This Aviatore model has both 12 hour and 24 hour time on the same dial. The smaller 12 hour indexes line right up with the tip of the hour hand and their larger 24 hour indexes are just beyond the the minute hand. All of the colors used on this dial just pop out against the white face. Protecting all of this is a slab of AR coated sapphire crystal.
The Achtung Aviatore is made of 316L stainless and coated with black PVD. Looking at the case design you would think this watch looks like gauge taken right out of an airplane cockpit. Unlike most watches, this has a flat square base with a cylindrical case to house the dial and movement. This a not a small watch, it measures in at 48mm square. Surprisingly with its flat square base, this watch fits pretty well on the wrist. Water resistance is 50m or 150 feet with is fine for a non-diver. The exhibition case back is secured to the case using 6 screws on the bottom. The 4 screws on the top of the base are just for looks.
This Achtung Aviatore is powered by a reliable Seiko NH35A automatic movement. The movement itself is pretty simple with no embellishments with the exception of the signed rotor.
The strap choice on this Achtung Aviatore couldn’t be much better. Its totally in proportion with the watch case. The green accent stitching on the strap looks great with the colorful dial. The genuine leather is very soft and is very comfortable on the wrist. Securing this watch to the wrist is done utilizing a pin and buckle clasp with laser engraved logo.
Although not crazy bright the lume on this Achtung watch looks good and does its job. The hour and minute hands, along with the small rectangular hour markers, are all painted with lume. There is no lume on the second hand.
If your looking for a dress watch, this is far from what you would be looking for. This watch is fun and stands out. Its made to get attention and to be talked about. I can totally see this going out to the clubs, or just out for a fun time. It’s a cool watch with a good movement and well made. Right now this model is being offered at a pre-order price of $399 USD. Retail on this will be $670 USD. If you are interested in this fun piece go check them out at achtungtime.com.
- Brand and model: Achtung Aviatore
- Price: Regular Retail $670 USD. Pre-order price for $399 USD
- Who’s it for? Aviation watch lovers.
- Would I wear it? Sure
- What I’d change: Maybe make it a little smaller.
- The best thing about it: It truly stands out.
Tech Specs from Achtung
- 316L Stainless steel case with Black PVD.
- Hands and Indexes applied with Super luminova.
- Open window on the back case
- Custom cut sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on top on front and back-case.
- 48mm in diameter
- 14mm thickness
- Quick release leather strap with cushion. (For easy change of straps).
- Special cast buckle with laser engraved logo
- Approximately 140g.
- Seiko TM Automatic Movement