Seagull has unveiled a special 60th Anniversary Edition of its iconic 1963 chronograph watch, commemorating six decades since the debut of one of China’s most celebrated aviation timepieces.
The Seagull 1963 Times 60th Anniversary Edition is a special edition watch released in 2023 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of China’s first aviation chronograph watch, the Seagull 1963. It pays tribute to the original 1963 model while incorporating modern upgrades.
The Seagull 1963 was first developed in 1961 under a top secret government project to create China’s first aviation chronograph tailored for the needs of pilots in the air force. After over 2 years of development, the 1963 aviation chronograph was born and it officially opened the history between Seagull watches and flight.
The 1963 Times Version takes design cues from the Seagull 1963 Original watch including the dial, hands, case back engravings, and chronograph indicator design. It also adds some modern upgrades like a larger 40mm case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, anti-magnetic case back, and a column wheel chronograph movement. The red star symbol and Chinese lettering represent the patriotic heritage of the watch.
– 40mm stainless steel case with 14.35mm thickness
– Blue synthetic sapphire bubble crystal
– White rice dial with blue and red hands
– 22 diamonds indices
– Date window at 4:30
– 30M water resistance
– Seagull ST19 column wheel chronograph movement
– 21600 vph frequency with 38+ hour power reserve
– Comes on black leather strap and military green NATO strap
The watch comes packaged in a special case engraved with the Seagull logo. Also included is an anniversary badge, spring bar tool, branded NATO strap, and commemorative 60th anniversary watch manual.
So in summary, the Seagull 1963 Times 60th Anniversary Edition brings back the spirit of China’s aviation history while also giving watch enthusiasts a chance to own a modern reinterpretation of a true classic.