In 1916, a group of students from Yale University, driven by a patriotic
sentiment and a daredevil attitude, formed their own ”Air Force” to get in
the air for the Allied powers. Using their well connected families'
resources, these Bulldogs purchased their own planes and hired flight
These Elis were from well known American families: Taft, Morgan, Roosevelt,
Harriman, and Baruch. We know they loved their early biplanes, the
adventure and those hair raising barrel rolls. To honour these adventurers
of New Haven, we went back to our own history books and studied the
early aviator’s timepieces. With the Stauer Flyboy 1916 the pilot has three
tachymeters and a movable bezel to measure speed and ascent. The
chronograph function allows you to measure elapsed time and stop on a
dime. The interior complications measure elapsed minutes and hours as
well as display a military 24 hour clock. So if your ETA is 1700hrs, you’ll
be ready to yell “contact” from your cockpit. If you are in a seaplane, we
are ready for that too since the Flyboy 1916 is water resistant to 10 atms.
Plated in 22k rose gold. Fits wrists 6 1/2" to 83/4".