In 1961 the Tianjin Watch Factory was already famous in China for producing the first Chinese watch. The factory was assigned to produce the first Chinese aviatic watch (chronograph) for the Air Force of the People »s Liberation Army. Code of the assignment was « 304 ». Until october 1962 the factory preproduced three batches of the aviatic watch. By the end of 1962, 38 leaders and experts (industrial ministry, air command, naval equipment supervisors) came together for the appraisal of the watches.
After the meeting the Tianjin Watch Factory received permission to begin the mass production of the watch. In 1963 the factory finished and delivered 1400 aviatic watches to the Chinese Air Force. This is an official remake of the watch as it was created in 1963; a unique and limited classical masterpiece. It has a hand winding chronograph movement with 21 jewels and a power reserve of over 40 hours.
The watch is a special edition and comes with special edition tin packaging. Unique hand winding chronograph originally created for the Chinese Air Force in 1963. The dial mentions « 21 zuan », Chinese for « 21 jewels ». The symbols on the lower half spell « China – Tianjin Watch Factory ».