Offered for sale is this ‘ RARE ‘ Glashütte Original Navigator Chronograph 1066070704 LIMITED EDITION Stainless Steel Automatic gentlemans wristwatch with a Dial Emblem Dedicated to 31.2 JABO Alma ( 1958 – 1961 ) part of the Luftwaffe Norvenich Airbase with the following history:
Norvenich Air Base ( ETNN) is a German Air Force Base situated in the Nordrhein-Westfalen state and is the home town of the “ Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 “, also named “ Boelcke”, formerly known as Jagdbombergeschwader 31.
The 31 Squadron flies with the Eurofighter Typhoon.
The wing was raised during 1957 on Buchel Airbase as Norvenich Airbase had not been readied yet.
Norvenich Airbase was built for the RAF in Germany in 1952. In 1958 the Jagdbombergeschwader 31 based at Norvenich was the first German Wing to use the U.S. built Republic F-84F Thunderstreak.
On October 1st, 1957 the first Squadron of the Wing was officially activated making it the oldest squadron still in service with the German Air Force.
During January 1958 the wing began its move to Norvenich and on June 20th, 1958 the wing was officially activated there.
On January 19th, 1959 Jagdbombergeschwader 31 became the first German Air Force Wing to be assigned to NATO.
On April 20th, 1961 the wing was given the name “ Boelcke “ in honour of the World War I Luftstreitkraste Fighter Pilot Oswald Boelcke. Initially equipped with Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighters the wing received Lockheed F-104G / TF-104G Starfighters starting in 1961 and became the first operational Air Force Starfighters Wing on June 20th, 1962.
With the introduction of the Panavia Tornado IDS in 1979 the Jagdbombergeschwader 31 again was the first unit to switch to the new plane.
In 1983, 31 Staffel exchanged it’s Starfighter for the Panavia consortium aircraft the “ Tornado “
When the Air Force began fielding its newest combat plane the Eurofighter Typhoon JaBog 31 again became the first unit to proceed the transition to the new plane.
The first four Eurofighters arrived at Norvenich on December 16th, 2009 and the last variable geometry aircraft Tornado left the TLG 31 in June 2010. Since then the Wing became the first operational Eurofighter Wing and currently has a total of 31 Eurofighters
Technically the watch is in very good condition with everything working exactly as it should having undergone a complete and thorough inspection.
Brand: Glashütte Original Navigator Chronograph
Model: Navigator Chronograph
Movement: Mechanical, Automatic
Diameter: 39 mm