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Type Privately held company Industry Watch manufacturing Founded 1914; 106 years ago Founder Eugène Meylan Headquarters Biel/Bienne, Switzerland Products Watches Parent Invicta Watch Group Website Glycine-Watch.ch Glycine is a wristwatch manufacturer, founded in 1914, and based in Bienne, Switzerland. It is famed for its Airman line, debuted in 1953, a collection of GMT watches featuring 24-hour analog dials and rotating bezels, favoured by both military and commercial pilots. The Airman was worn by many United States Air Force pilots during the Vietnam War. It was also worn by astronaut Pete Conrad during the Gemini 5 spaceflight.
Contents 1 History 2 Collection 3 References 4 External links History
Glycine Airman 42 "Double Twelve" GL0061 watch. Founded as Fabrique d'Horlogerie La Glycine in 1914 by Swiss watchmaker Eugène Meylan, Glycine initially specialized in designing and manufacturing small movements for ladies watches, and during the 1930s, Glycine launched its own self-winding watches, and subsequently, chronometer watches. With the advent of intercontinental air travel, the Glycine Airman was released in 1953, for meeting the needs of pilots. The watch had a calendar function, a rotating 24-hour bezel with a locking mechanism, and a 24-hour dial with AM, PM and Noon written on it. In keeping with its aviation link, Glycine also introduced the Airman SST in 1967, inspired by supersonic transport aircraft such as the Boeing 2707, and featured a tonneau-shaped case, orange dial, and internal rotating bezel. To date, Glycine has released various reiteration of the original Airman, including watches featuring GMT hand, date magnifier, chronograph, or 12-hour movements. In 2016, Glycine joined the Invicta Watch Group, with Invicta's primary involvement on developing distribution and marketing strategies for the company. Collection Currently, Glycine has five collections, all of which are aviation or military-themed: Airman Introduced in 1953 Combat Introduced in 1967 KMU 48 Introduced in 1999 German: Kriegs Marine Uhren, meaning Navy watch F 104 Introduced in 2002 Eponym of Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Incursore Introduced in 2011 Italian: Incursore, meaning intruder References ^ Jump up to: a b "History". Glycine. Retrieved 5 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b "A Week On The Wrist: The Glycine Airman No. 1". Hodinkee. Retrieved 5 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b "Collection". Glycine. Retrieved 22 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b c d "History". Glycintennial. Retrieved 5 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b "Néo-Vintage: Glycine Airman N°1, la réédition de la montre de Charles Conrad Jr, astronaute des missions Gemini 5 et 11". Moonphase. Retrieved 12 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Glycine Airline: A 24 Hour Timeline of Flight" (PDF). André Stikkers. Retrieved 20 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e "In-Depth: The History of the Glycine Airman". Timepiece Chronicle. Retrieved 5 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b "Under Invicta, Glycine Promises to Focus on Airman and Combat Lines". Worn and Wound. Retrieved 22 February 2018. ^ Jump up to: a b "Glycine Soars with 3 New Airman Watches". Worn and Wound. Retrieved 5 February 2018. External links Official website of Glycine Watch SA Categories: Watch brandsSwiss watch brandsWatch manufacturing companies of SwitzerlandManufacturing companies established in 1914Design companies established in 19141914 establishments in Switzerland
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