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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.
The German aircraft ministry developed designs for their WWII pilots, called B-Uhren -- short for Beobachtungs-uhren ("Observation Watch") and is often referred to as a flieger. The brother to the Type-A, the Type-B was designed specifically by the Luftwaffe in WW2 for their bomber pilots, who used the emphasis on the minutes for accuracy in bombing runs. The Luftwaffe owned these watches, and the pilots were forced to return them after each mission. These were 55mm!
We translated the legendary Type-B design into a classic 39mm size and implemented a date window at 4PM.
Then we updated all the materials and machinery. 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.
"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
"Mission accomplished." Editor, Gear Hungry
"I've been searching for a watch like this for years. Pledging as soon as it's live!" Z. Petit, PRINT magazine editor
"The COURG blends a number of different elements into one attractive package." James Enloe, Worn & Wound
Value and solid build in a pared-down, dependable titanium design. Gavin Yeung, Hypebeast
"I like the project and would enthusiastically recommend it ... jump on it in a hot second." M. Himmelstein, Wrist Watch Review