THE STORY OF

A PRODIGIOUS PAST

Francesco Calamai gives new life to the adventurous past of his father, constructing a unique watch that is made to last and dedicated to those who live with passion and courage.

Giosuè calamai

Fearless.

“My father was a fighter pilot in the Italian Air Force, who devoted his life to speed.

He and his companions were fearless and full of life, flying veritable tin cans attached to a giant engine driven by passion, courage and a curiosity to discover what lay ahead.

From him, I learnt to live my life without ever stopping and found the courage to set out on this adventure, transporting the passion for flight in a watch.

A living instrument, built to be robust and reliable over time”.

 

Francesco Calamai

Giosuè calamai

Fearless.

“My father was a fighter pilot in the Italian Air Force, who devoted his life to speed.

He and his companions were fearless and full of life, flying veritable tin cans attached to a giant engine driven by passion, courage and a curiosity to discover what lay ahead.

From him, I learnt to live my life without ever stopping and found the courage to set out on this adventure, transporting the passion for flight in a watch.

A living instrument, built to be robust and reliable over time”.

Francesco Calamai

“I wanted to create a watch that, beyond marking the time, would have a story to tell;
something I had always sought after yet never found”.

Francesco Calamai

The history of a family and of flight.
“Setting out on this wonderful adventure, I combined two of my great passions: aeroplanes and watches.
I have been flying ever since I was young, just like my father and my older brother. You could say that flight is part of the Calamai DNA.
The watch has long been a faithful companion of every pilot.
I wanted to create a watch that I have always sought after yet never found; one with a real history, not simply something borrowed”.

Francesco Calamai

The history of a family and of flight.

“I wanted to create a watch that, beyond marking the time, would have a story to tell;
to create that which I always sought yet never found”.

“Setting out on this wonderful adventure, I combined two of my great passions: aeroplanes and watches.
I have been flying ever since I was young, just like my father and my older brother. You could say that flight is part of the Calamai DNA.
The watch has long been a faithful companion of every pilot.
I wanted to create a watch that I have always sought after yet never found; one with a real history, not simply something borrowed”.

The F-104 Turbine

Giving new life to a legend.

The F-104 is one of the fighter planes that best encapsulates the values present in our watches.

Exuberant and tough to control, the Starfighter was the last fighter plane to be managed entirely by the pilot.

The casing of each watch was forged by melting the steel of the G.E. turbine that powered an F-104 of the Italian Air Force. Indeed, the serial number of the exact turbine disc utilised is engraved on the caseback.

To reach the highest levels of precision, each casing is forged through lost-wax microfusion and then hand-finished.

The F 104 Turbine

Giving new life to a legend.

The F-104 is one of the fighter planes that best encapsulates the values present in our watches.

Exuberant and tough to control, the Starfighter was the last fighter plane to be managed entirely by the pilot.

The casing of each watch was forged by melting the steel of the G.E. turbine that powered an F-104 of the Italian Air Force. Indeed, the serial number of the exact turbine disc utilised is engraved on the caseback.

To reach the highest levels of precision, each casing is forged through lost-wax microfusion and then hand-finished.

Official supplier

of the Italian

Air Force

With the utmost honour and pride, Calamai watches have been presented to all military pilots since 2015.

The Air Force consigns a personalised and exclusive model to each new officer upon receiving their Aviator Badge, thus becoming an integral part of each pilot’s uniform.

The watches accentuate the value of the individual seeking courage in ever action.

This is how it has always been for the pilots of the Italian Air Force, mavens who are curious about what awaits them in every mission.

Official supplier

of the Italian

Air Force

With the utmost honour and pride, Calamai watches have been presented to all military pilots since 2015.

The Air Force consigns a personalised and exclusive model to each new officer upon receiving their Aviator Badge, thus becoming an integral part of each pilot’s uniform.

The watches accentuate the value of the individual seeking courage in ever action.

This is how it has always been for the pilots of the Italian Air Force, mavens who are curious about what awaits them in every mission.