Limited to 200 Japan! Jin is a retired pilot of the F-4 Phantom II fighter … – IGNITE

The highly visible and highly functional pilot’s watch is the iconic German mechanical watch brand Sinn.

In honor of the retirement of the F-4 Phantom II fighter, nicknamed the Phantom, at the Japan, the brand will release the second limited edition Japan pilot’s watch, the 556.F 4, in August 2023.

Not only Jinfan, but also F-4 Phantom II fighter fans should pay attention.

German mechanical watch brand trusted by professionals

Since its founding in Germany in 1961, Jin has been developing “watches just for use” that emphasize legibility, which is the essence of watches. In addition, a number of unique technologies of the brand that cannot be seen in other brands have been realized.

Pilots, divers and professionals such as the German special forces GSG9 trust the watch, proving its robustness, durability and practicality in harsh environments.

“F-4 Phantom II fighter” popular with aviation fans

The “F-4 Phantom II fighter”, which is popular with aviation fans, has been operated by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force since 1971 under the name “F-4EJ” in Japan, and in December 2020, the 301st Squadron of Hyakuri Air Base finished operating the aircraft. On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the last flight was completed at the Gifu Air Base Flight Development Experimental Group, and the F-4 in Japan was completely retired.

The unit marks of the eight squadrons stand out

Based on the model “556” that specializes in the minimum necessary functions, the dial adopts a navy color and bar index inspired by the sky, and the unit marks of the eight squadrons equipped with the “F-4 Phantom II fighter” of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force stand out.

Engraved with the Phantom official character “Spook”

The product is newly dated, sapphire crystal glass water-resistant to 20 bar, and the rotor visible from the see-through back case is engraved with the official character “Spook” of the Phantom.

Special model limited to 200 pieces

In addition to the excellent functionality of a pilot’s watch that meets the high demands of the brand’s professionals, this special edition is limited to 200 pieces with “Phantom” elements designed throughout.

Check it out before the 200-bottle limited edition sells out.

556.F 4
Movement: SW200-1, self-winding, 26 stones, 28,800 vibrations, second hand stop function,
Runtime: 38 h, antimagnetic DIN8309
Functions: Hour/minute/center seconds, date, hour/minute hand and index with nocturnal light
Case: Stainless steel case with satin finish
Waterproof: DIN8310, 20 ATM water resistance, negative pressure resistant
Belt: Satin-finished stainless steel bracelet
Case size: Diameter 38.5mm× thickness 11mm
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(Ryohei Kakutani)

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