This series of watches is inspired by the iconic Focke Wulf FW190 series aircraft that first took to the skies in June 1939. Designed by Kurt Tank as a front line fighter aircraft to support and enhance the capabilities of the Luftwaffe, the FW190 flew its first operational flight in August 1941. It was a stunning introduction, quickly outclassing the dominant Allied fighters then in operation. Over the years, the Anton (A series) and Dora (D series) were the most significant variants in operation, delivering both advanced fighter, interceptor as well as robust ground attack aircraft capabilities to the German armed forces. Respected and feared by all who came up against it, the FW190 was an elegant, practical and effective design that achieved the fine balance between form and function. Easy to fly and maintain, it is considered by many to be one of the finest aircraft to be in operation during the second world war.