|XO Retro Men's Certified 1943 B-17 Flying Fortress DNA Grey Dial Gold Tone Black Strap. Price: $199|
|Item No: 646128|
Case: 316L Stainless, amalgamated w/ 1936-1945 B-17 Flying Fortress DNA
Movement: Citizen Miyota OS10 Chronograph, with 24hr indicator sudibial
Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal with Diamondfx coating
Case Size: 44mm
Strap/Bracelet: Leather, 22mm bandwidth
Water Resistance: 50M
Certificate of authenticity included
The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC). Competing against Douglas and Martin for a contract to build 200 bombers, the Boeing entry outperformed both competitors and more than met the Air Corps' expectations. Although Boeing lost the contract because the prototype crashed, the Air Corps was so impressed with Boeing's design that they ordered 13 more B-17s for further evaluation. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances.
The hardened mineral crystal with Diamondfx coating features 18 layers of UV blocking protection and a scratch resistant diamond/sapphire finish.