Model reference: J37A

(Available for shipment in November)

Celegin Viggen “Akka”, ref. J37A

The namesake of an iconic fighter jet

Celegin Viggen bears the name after another iconic Swedish fighter jet: SAAB AJS37 Viggen.

SAAB AJS37 Viggen, in service in the Swedish Air Force in the 1970’s to the 1990’s
Photo by Otto Westerlundh
The case back of the Celegin Viggen “Akka” has the same detailed embossed silhouette of the AJS37 VIggen as the Cockpit GMT version.

Our Viggen design goes back to when the first designs and concepts started to take place. In contrast to the Draken designs, the Viggen is based on the Type A pilot watch designs that became predominant in how aviation instrumentation in general was designed.

When making a Type A watch with a Swedish connection, the actual cockpit clock in Viggen offers a fantastic inspiration. The original cockpit clock had four hands, which inspired us to make the first Viggen watch model with the same: Celegin Viggen Cockpit GMT.

However, due to the long lead time of the SW330 movement used in the GMT version, we decided to produce and launch a time & date version first with release in November 2022! Since our first three watches (and the Cockpit GMT) all have black dials, we wanted to do something different this time. The white dial is almost a direct inversion of the black dial on the Cockpit GMT version. The 24h outer tracking line has been replaced with a minute & hour version while the black date dial has been retained. The hour and minute hands are lined in black to create a sufficient contrast versus the dial, while the orange seconds hand is retained (and will be on all future Celegin Viggen models).

The model name, “Akka”, is a reference to another Swedish icon: the goose in the classic story “The wonderful adventures of Nils” by Selma Lagerlöf. In the book, a small boy named Nils flies over the entire Swedish country on the back of a goose named Akka. We think this would be a befitting name of a Swedish pilot watch with a white dial.

Top requirements, top specifications

As usual for Celegin Precision Timing watches, every detail is thoroughly thought through. For the Viggen “Akka”, nothing has changed. We employ a top Swiss automatic mechanical movement: Sellita SW220-1, sapphire crystal, BGW9 illumination, brushed and polished case along with the detailed embossed case back. 10 ATM water resistance allows for surviving an emergency landing in the sea .

Illumination by means of SuperLuminova BGW9

We’re open for pre-orders

The Celegin Viggen “Akka” is already in production with planned release date in mid-November 2022. Up until the release date, we’re offering a good pre-order deal:

Pre-order price (SEK)List price (SEK)
With leather strap6 950 kr7 950 kr
With bracelet7 450 kr8 450 kr

Chose your own strap!

We always ship our watches with a complimentary two-piece nylon strap and the tools to change. For the Celegin Viggen “Akka”, we offer the opportunity to select which color of the extra strap:

  • Black
  • Dark blue
  • Khaki
  • Olive
  • Orange

Any additional straps can be added at 300 kr surcharge per piece.

Specifications

ModelCelegin Viggen “Akka”
TypePilot watch
ReferenceJ37A
Dimensions
Diameter41.5mm (bezel), 41mm (case)
Length (lug-to-lug)49mm
Lug width22mm
Thickness12.1mm
MovementSellita SW220-1 (Swiss)
FunctionsTime & date
ColorWhite dial
IlluminationSwiss SuperLuminova BGW9
Materials
Case316L Stainless steel, brushed/polished and DLC-coated
CrystalSapphire crystal, internal AR coating
Bezel Fixed
Case backClosed, embossed
DialMatte black with illuminated indexes and date window at 4:30
Water resistance10 ATM (100m)
Strap/braceletStainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp
Leather strap (black) in crazy horse leather
2-piece nylon strap