We wanted to pay tributeto the legendary navalaviator, Admiral RichardE. Byrd. This is theresult. A minimalistpilot’s watch with a radiantdial and intricately styledhands, a combination thatis a throwback to theaviation watches of yesteryear.
The new Kobold R.E. Byrd Automatic pays tribute to this American hero of yesteryear by combining retro styling with U.S. craftsmanship. Housed in a 41mm U.S.-made stainless steel case, the R.E. Byrd Automatic is powered by an automatic movement and features a highly legible minimalist dial (available in Deep Black, Snow White and Fuselage Gray. Coated with anti-U.V. lacquer, the dial is designed to withstand the test of time. The R.E. Byrd Automatic features a scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal treated with purple-hued antireflective coating to enhance legibility. The R.E. Byrd Automatic is fitted with a hand-stitched calfskin strap with screw-locked and signed stainless steel buckle.
We must have done somethingright when we built thiswatch, because shortlyafter its release, RichardE. Byrd himself orderedone. At first we assumed it was a prank, then we discovered it was hisnamesake grandson. Here’sto the Byrds!