Ernst Benz’s 47mm ChronoScope honors the tradition of the authentic aviation watches and great wrist timers worn by pilots in the 1940’s.
The ChronoScope features a chronograph mechanism enabling it to calculate the duration of an event in elapsed time.
A pilot himself and an instrument supplier to the aviation community, Ernst Benz was able to design products to an exceptional standard of accuracy and functionality for professionals and watch enthusiasts.
Since legibility is one of the most important features for these large timepieces, the ChronoScope dials are designed to resemble those of mid-century aviation cockpit instruments, with diameters that allow for large numerals, bold markings and oversized hands for instant readability.
Powered by the tried and tested automatic Valjoux 7750, considered to be one of the world’s finest self-winding chronograph movements available, these watches can measure elapsed time in seconds, minutes and hours, while also displaying the day and date.
The Ernst Benz Great Circle case is water-resistant to 50 meters and machined from 316L surgical steel with an exhibition back with sapphire glass to highlight the self-winding movement that drives the ChronoScope.
Five coats of Super-LumiNova applied over a base color with matching Cathedral hands results in exceptionally low light visibility both in the cockpit for pilots and all other unilluminated conditions.