First conceived in 1937, the twin-boomed P-38 was the most innovative plane of its day and the ultimate weapon, combining speed with unheard-of advances: two supercharged engines and a potent mix of four 50-caliber machine guns and a 20mm cannon The P-38 Lightning had a unique and compelling design and the watches pay homage to this industrial pre-war design with their cushion shaped stainless steel case, and dial font pulled directly from the instruments in the plane cockpit. The P-38 is available in Day/Date or Chronograph movements. The Day/Date model has a secondary hour hand that can be set to a second time zone (or to GMT time).
|Function||2nd timezone (24 hr)|
|Size of case diameter||44.00 mm|
|Case material||Stainless Steel brushed|
|Case Back||Screw in|
|Water resistance (m/ft/atm)||200 / 660 / 20|
|Crystal/Glass material||Sapphire crystal anti-reflective coating|
|Strap/Bracelet material||Genuine Leather|
|Case Height||13.10 mm|
|LLT on Dial 12H||Ice Blue|
|LLT on Dial 1-11H||Yellow|
|LLT on Hour hand||Yellow|
|LLT on Minute hand||Yellow|
|LLT on Second hand||Ice Blue|
|Illumination||Night Vision Tubes (25 years)|
First conceived in 1937, the twin-boomed P-38 was the most innovative plane of its day and the ultimate weapon, combining speed with unheard-of advances: two supercharged engines and a potent mix of four 50-caliber machine guns and a 20mm cannon.
Upon its official introduction in 1940, the P-38 was capable of climbing to 3,300 feet in a single minute and reaching 400 mph, 100 mph faster than any other fighter in the world. It also doubled as an intimidating long-range threat, capable of carrying a larger payload than early B-17s and boasting a range of 1,150 miles.
With its distinctive design, the P-38 was sleek and its twin tails gave it a radical new look. Nicknamed the ʺfork-tailed devilʺ by the Luftwaffe and ʺtwo planes, one pilotʺ by the Japanese, its versatility and ruggedness during WWII were legendary. It could sink a ship, strafe enemies on the ground, cripple tanks, and shoot down fighters and bombers.