R.E. Byrd Automatic
On November 28th 1929, Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (USN) became the first man to reach the South Pole by air. This feat secured him his place in the record books and the hearts of countless people around the world who were inspired by his expedition and the stories of romantic adventure that would follow. By that time, Admiral Byrd, a naval aviator, had already completed an expedition to the North Pole, and made an attempt to be the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
The new Kobold R.E. Byrd Automatic pays tribute to this American hero of yesteryear by combining retro styling with U.S. craftsmanship. Housed in a 41mm U.S.-made stainless steel case, the R.E. Byrd Automatic is powered by an automatic movement and features a highly legible minimalist dial (available in Deep Black, Snow White and Fuselage Gray. Coated with anti-U.V. lacquer, the dial is designed to withstand the test of time. The R.E. Byrd Automatic features a scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal treated with purple-hued antireflective coating to enhance legibility.
The R.E. Byrd Automatic arrives in a wooden collector's box and is fitted with a hand-stitched calfskin strap with screw-locked and signed stainless steel buckle. The watch is covered by a 5-year warranty.
R.E. Byrd Automatic
Ref. KD 830121
Case: surgical stainless steel (316L); brushed finish
dimensions 39.2 mm diameter (bezel end to bezel end)
44.3 mm diameter overall (bezel end to crown end)
47.2 mm length overall (lug end to lug end)
20 mm lug width (between lugs; measures strap width)
12.6 mm height overall
crystal synthetic sapphire; domed, anti-reflective (inside and outside)
back solid stainless steel; screw-locked
ratings* waterproof (10 atm/330 ft); pressure-proof to 10 atmospheres
crystal synthetic sapphire; domed, anti-reflective (inside only); crown signed; push pieces gasketed; bezel stationary with coin-edge. ratings* waterproof (10 atm/330 ft); antimagnetic; shock-resistant; pressure-proof (10 atmospheres).
Movement: ETA 2824-A2
winding automatic mechanism
mainspring Nivarox 1
functions hours, minutes, seconds; (date optional)
other 40 hours power reserve, integrated shock resistance system (INCABLOC)
*all ratings in accordance with the strict regulations set forth by the German Industrial Standard Bureau, DIN