Model reference: J37XC
The namesake of an iconic fighter jet
Celegin Viggen bears its name after another iconic Swedish fighter jet: SAAB AJS37 Viggen.
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. By means of the fourth hand, the Celegin Viggen Cockpit GMT offers the possibility to set a separate time zone in addition to the local time by the regular hour and minute hands. The fourth hand completes one turn per 24 hours and this is referred to as a GMT function.
“No guts, no glory”
Although we had different versions of our Celegin Viggen watch on the block, due to limited means we had to select one to prototype first. The obvious choice would have been a simpler model than one with the GMT function as the Sellita SW330 is a step up in terms of price.
However, in the spirit of wanting to honor the fighter jet – inspiration and namesake of the watch – the choice fell on the GMT-version. To spice it up, we also coated the watch with DLC-coating making it pitch black but with the steel surfaces apparent.
This choice involved more risk and financial commitment and a quote that was used by some of the Swedish fighter and test pilots in the 1990’s came to mind: “No guts, no glory”. This was exactly how we felt about this project and therefore we have made the exception to allow non-Swedish text on the watch and engrave this quote on the case back. (Other Celegin Viggen models won’t have this detail).
We’re open for pre-orders
The Celegin Viggen Cockpit GMT is planned for release in mid-2023. Until the watch put into production, we’re offering a good pre-order deal:
|Pre-order price (SEK)||List price (SEK)|
|With leather strap||9 950 kr||10 950 kr|
|With bracelet||10 450 kr||11 450 kr|
|Model||Celegin Viggen Cockpit GMT|
|Diameter||41.5mm (bezel), 41mm (case)|
|Movement||Sellita SW330 (Swiss)|
|Functions||Time, date & GMT (second time zone)|
|Color||Black, DLC coated|
|Illumination||Swiss SuperLuminova BGW9|
|Case||316L Stainless steel, brushed/polished and DLC-coated|
|Crystal||Sapphire crystal, internal AR coating|
|Case back||Closed, embossed|
|Dial||Matte black with illuminated indexes and date window at 4:30|
|Water resistance||10 ATM (100m)|
|Strap/bracelet||DLC coated, stainless steel bracelet with butterfly clasp|
|Leather strap (black) in crazy horse leather|
|2-piece nylon strap (black)|