Glycine has really revamped their line up this year with whole new series, movements and even some changes to existing models. One of the highlights of the series is the newly introduced Airman 7.
Instead of using 3 movements to have 4 timezones, Glycine has introduced a new heavily modified movement that is capable of having centralized time with a big date, and 2 subdials for additional timezones. The new movement is ETA based, with a unique display of time for world travelers. Not only is this new movement convient, but also less expensive compared to the earlier series of Airman 7’s (estimated in the $3-4,000 range). The design of the dial is completely new as well with 3 colors (black, blue and green) all on leather straps.
Another great new series launched this year is their Airman Airfighter series. This model will feature time, GMT, adjustable locking bezel for additional timezone, date and chronograph. Instead of using pushers for the chronograph function, these beauties have a left sided slide button to start, stop and reset the chrono. It’s unique design adds a nice variety to the Glycine line up while still retaining the utilitarian look Glycine is known for.
The ever popular Airman 17 is getting remodeled with new styles, slimmer case and the swap of movements. The movement utilized in previous years of the Airman 17 was the Valgranges A07.171. The movement now utilized is the ETA 2893-2. Features will remain the same (available in either purist or GMT). The price however will come down quite a bit as compared to the Valngranges versions.
The newest addition to the Airman 17 and 18 is the black rubberized bezel variation. It certainly has a great sporty look and adds durability to the bezel. This could also make for a great “his and hers” pair set.
Another new Airman added this year was another chronograph reminiscent of the Airman 08 Chrono. The new model will have GMT, date and chronograph, as well as an adjustable outer bezel to keep an additional timezone. The styles of model range from a classy white dial, metallic blue, sportier black and orange, as well as black and silver variations.
Finally, a new Combat Chronograph has launched for 2013. Available in a white or black dial, both models will have rose gold numerals, 43mm stainless steel case and sapphire crystal. On top of the new chono release, all models of current combats will be upgraded to sapphire crystal as opposed to mineral.
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