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The COURG / A-11 39mm

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TITANIUM. This is the stuff they make jet engines, aircraft skin, airframes, and other aerospace components out of. It's anti-corrosive, 50% lighter than steel, hypoallergenic and anti-magnetic. And then there's the sweet stealthy matte blue-gray anti-bling. Grade 2 vs. Grade 5 Titanium grade 2 is pure titanium and hypoallergenic and will develop its own personal character the more you wear it. Titanium grade 5 is an alloy that adds vanadium and aluminum, which makes the material harder and more scratch resistant. Appearance The grade 5 has slightly less shine and a bit more of the blue-gray right a away. However, over time, the grade 2 will develop your own unique patina as you wear it.
Date Window
TITANIUM. This is the stuff they make jet engines, aircraft skin, airframes, and other aerospace components out of. It's anti-corrosive, 50% lighter than steel, hypoallergenic and anti-magnetic. And then there's the sweet stealthy matte blue-gray anti-bling. Grade 2 vs. Grade 5 Titanium grade 2 is pure titanium and hypoallergenic and will develop its own personal character the more you wear it. Titanium grade 5 is an alloy that adds vanadium and aluminum, which makes the material harder and more scratch resistant. Appearance The grade 5 has slightly less shine and a bit more of the blue-gray right a away. However, over time, the grade 2 will develop your own unique patina as you wear it.
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TITANIUM. This is the stuff they make jet engines, aircraft skin, airframes, and other aerospace components out of. It's anti-corrosive, 50% lighter than steel, hypoallergenic and anti-magnetic. And then there's the sweet stealthy matte blue-gray anti-bling. Grade 2 vs. Grade 5 Titanium grade 2 is pure titanium and hypoallergenic and will develop its own personal character the more you wear it. Titanium grade 5 is an alloy that adds vanadium and aluminum, which makes the material harder and more scratch resistant. Appearance The grade 5 has slightly less shine and a bit more of the blue-gray right a away. However, over time, the grade 2 will develop your own unique patina as you wear it.
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Features

Inspired by the watches American pilots relied on to help lead the Allies to victory in WWII, we upgraded the design with premium materials and equipped the A-11 with a robust uni-directional diver bezel. The COURG is built for your adventures -- everywhere, every day.

  • Legendary American WWII pilot design
  • Lightest watch in its class
  • Triple function mechanical bezel
  • Workhorse SII-NH35A automatic movement
  • Designed in Seaport District, NYC
  • 1 year global warranty

  • The COURG STORY: Mission critical pilot instruments, fused with diver tools.

     

    COURG is a way point, which is a navigational tool used by pilots to chart their flight across the globe. Way points are composed of 5-letters and made to be spoken as a word so pilots can quickly transmit their location via radio. This particular way point stands just outside Washington, DC and as you probably guessed -- is pronounced COURAGE.

    We chose COURG because courage is a character trait we could all use more of -- choosing to make the right and often difficult decisions even when we know the going will get tough.

     

    COURG Aviation Waypoint

    A-11: American Legend

    The COURG A-11 pays tribute to the WWII American fighter pilots who strapped these timepieces to their wrists and helped lead to the Allies' victory

    When we embarked with the goal to build the perfect timepiece forged for every adventure, we turned to mission critical pilot instruments, which helped the Allied air corp and troops win World War II. We selected the time-tested and proven A-11, a classification of original American designs based on a military spec for aviator wrist watches.

    The U.S. military contracted multiple American watch companies to build these watches and called this specification A-11. Three manufacturers produced hundreds of thousands of these for Allied airmen who flew countless sorties against enemy targets. Although originally designed for flight navigation, the excellent design later trickled down to ground troops.

    The A-11 production standard used a hand wound 7 to 16 jewel movement. These had smooth sweep and hacking seconds. A plastic crystal covered the lumed hands. The case was 27mm dust and water resistant chromed nickel alloy/brass, in order to save stainless steel for other war purposes.

    Manufacturers painted the dials black and used white numerals and markers for high contrast visibility. In addition, manufacturers were not allowed to mark the dial, thus giving the watch a clean logo-less finish.

    A-11 Designs

    Watchmakers made many different designs — some with minute railroad tracks (left), others with circular hour markers (center), yet others in 24-hours and with red counterbalance second hands (right).  

     

    COURG A-11. Heritage x Reliability + Upgrades

    We translated the iconic A-11 design into a classic 39mm size and implemented a date window at 4PM.

    From the moment we first learned about the A-11 watches, we wanted to honor the legacy. So, we preserved all the original specs as a starting point, then upgraded the materials [titanium and sapphire], movement [24 jewel auto], standards [15ATM/20ATM], and functions [rotating bezel, date].

    Titanium encased. Powered by your adventures.

    Built from premium materials inside and out with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, which we've coated with an anti-reflective glare layer. Titanium grade 2 or grade 5, bead blasted and 20% lighter than a stainless steel equivalent.

    The uni-directional titanium bezel prevents accidental rotation, and provides rugged precision machined teeth for grip.

    This watch is rated to 15ATM (Ti.Gr2) or 20 ATM (Ti.Gr5) with a screw down crown and streamlined crown guards to protect the movement from external shocks.

    The dial is matte black with our proprietary RDXb1 luminous paint that glows a true blue at night, paired with a C3 green second hand and bezel marker.

    Our date window cutout is circular to increase visibility of the numeral and add to the overall iconic design, with white numerals on black.

     

    CRITICAL REVIEW


    Everyday Carry

     "Offers what so many watches these days don't: a variety of unique, nuanced faces inspired by iconic designs in watch history at a very versatile and wearable 39mm size." Bernard Capulong, Everyday Carry


    Gear HungryRedux & Co’s COURG watch was conceived to fill the need for a vintage pilot slash dive watch that’d be minimal, reliable, and distinctive in its looks. Mission accomplished. Editor, Gear Hungry


    PRINT magazine
    "I've been
    searching for a watch like this for years. Pledging as soon as it's live!" Z. Petit, PRINT magazine editor



    Worn & Wound"The COURG blends a number of different elements into one attractive package." James Enloe, Worn & Wound


    HypebeastValue and solid build in a pared-down, dependable titanium design. Gavin Yeung, Hypebeast 


    Wrist Watch Review"I like the project and would enthusiastically recommend it. I know at least one other guy that I think would jump on it in a hot second." M. Himmelstein, Wrist Watch Review

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

    COURG A-11

    • Case, Case Back, Crown, Bezel: Titanium grade 2 or Titanium grade 5
    • Case Back: Deep corrosion etched, screw back
    • Crown: Screw down, with RDX logo
    • Dial: Matte Black with vintage white numerals with RDXb1 blue lume
    • Hands: Lumed with RDXb1 blue and C3 green
    • Functions: Hour, minutes, seconds, date
    • Rotating Bezel: Uni-directional 90-click (Ti.Gr5) / 120-click (Ti.Gr2), C3 lume marker
    • Water Resistance: 15 ATM (Ti.Gr2) / 20 ATM (Ti.Gr5)
    • Movement: Automatic Seiko SII Instruments NH35A (21,600 bph, 41 hour power reserve, 24 jewels)
    • Time Set: Hacking 
    • Movement holder: Brass
    • Date: White on black calendar wheel
    • Lugs: Drilled with shoulderless pins
    • Weight: 1.8 oz. (51 grams, ~20% lighter than steel equivalent)
    • Dimensions:
      Width (w/o crown) / 39mm
      Height / 13.7 mm
      Lug-to-lug 46.6 mm
      Lug-to-lug (strap) 20 mm
      Lug width 3.4 mm
    • Standard Issue Strap: Black ballistic nylon Mil-Strap/G10/NATO equipped with Titanium hardware

     

    Ballistic nylon strap with etched titanium hardware, single piece buckle.

    FIELD REPORTS

     

    Random watch selfie #COURG I actually like this watch a lot more than I thought I would, which is always a nice surprise.

    A photo posted by Stephen Mountainsmith (@mountainsith) on

     

    My new Redux COURG A-11 at work. I love this watch! @reduxwatch #reduxwatch #courgcrew #courg

    A photo posted by psychobooe (@psychobooe) on



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