|The SeaPlane Chronograph is part of a 5 watch SeaPlane series|
While the dial is unique, the case shape of the Seaplanes reminds me of a different rare watch. I wonder if Swiss Army designers had seen the work of Marc Newson, the industrial designer who was later involved with the Apple Watch. Can you see the similarities between the Swiss Army SeaPlane Chronograph and the Ikepod Hemipode, which he also designed? The Hemipode predated the Swiss Army SeaPlane Chronograph by many years and would have been known by other designers. They both have no lugs, a sloped case, rubber straps and highly stylized hands. Even the crown and pushers seem similar. Both have a penchant for the use of memorable colors. It seems like a plausible, but unprovable theory.
|The iconic Ikepod Hemipode by designer Marc Newson. Photo: Ebay|
|The Swiss Army SeaPlane Chronograph had applied indices, a guilloche dial and wildly colors hands|
|The real Swiss Army SeaPlane dial on left versus a fantasy dial with the numerals replaced by luminous dots.|
|The SeaPlane Chronograph is an old friend of mine... just like Zoey in the background|
|The Swiss Army SeaPlane XL blurred in the foreground with the Swiss Army SeaPlane Chronograph|