Marathon Pilot’s Navigator: The original design was created in 1986 at the request of the Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, whose pilots needed of a time-piece capable enduring extreme changes in air pressure while operating at high altitude.
Marathon Officer's Watch with Date: Built for military personnel in the field, this original design was used during military operations throughout the 1980s.
On the dial of the Navigator and Officer's Watch, we have emblazoned a three-dimensional, reflective, silver alloy appliqué of the official United States Air Force insignia.
On the inside, the ETA FØ6 movement was carefully selected for its accuracy (-0.3/+0.5 seconds per day) and its End-of-Life (EOL) indicator, which alerts pilots when a battery change is required.
These exclusive pieces are crafted with a highly durable, impact-resistant fibreshell case that is water resistant to 3ATM (30 meters/100 feet), sweat resistant, and will not yield to the elements.
Engraved on the caseback is the official USAF insignia and initial run serial number.
Inspired by the straps issued by the UK Ministry of Defence and designed for tactical excellence, the Defence Standard (DEFSTAN) Collection by Marathon is the ultimate military accessory. Standard issue on our USAF collection, these straps are crafted to handle any terrain, delivering field-tested quality and comfort.