On May 7, 1955, the Federal Minister of the Interior ordered the installation of the first helicopter air force base in Sankt Augustin-Hangelar. From that time on the federal police flying squad grew. At present, the Federal Police Flying Group is an independent department and is directly subordinate to the Federal Police Headquarters in Potsdam. The four flying squadrons (Fuhlendorf, Fuldatal, Blumenberg and Oberschleissheim), the aviation company, the maintenance company and the aviation school are subordinate to the Federal Police flying group. The Federal Police Flight Service is the service provider for the Federal Police and numerous federal and state authorities. The tasks of the Federal Police Flight Service include border surveillance and the facilities of Deutsche Bahn. Transport helicopters are also on standby for short-term police operations and disaster relief missions. In addition, the Federal Police Air Group is responsible for the operation of 12 air rescue centres and for air rescue with its orange H 135 helicopters. Around 900 employees ensure the operational readiness of the Federal Police Flying Group every day.
The design of this pilot watchThe model MARC & SONS MSS-BP-1 is a detailed pilot's watch, which was initiated by members of the Federal Police Flying Group and implemented by MARC & SONS. The watch impresses with its independent case design and high-quality workmanship. The 46 mm large and very robust case is equipped with an anti-reflective Sapphire Crystal and is available until 10 ATM pressure tested. The striking crown, typical for a pilot watch, sets accents in terms of appearance and design.
The Miyota 9015 mechanical movement
This pilot's watch is powered by an automatic movement from the Japanese company MIYOTA. The mechanical Movement Miyota 9015 is known for its reliability and is finely adjusted by our watchmakers before assembling. The movement retaining ring is made of stainless steel. Thus the movement is optimally fixed and held. The Miyota 9015 movement has a stop-seconds and a date quickset mechanism.
Dial and hands
The Eurocopter AS 332 L1 mission helicopter, also known as the "Super Puma", served as the model for this watch and is a key identifying feature due to the workmanship in the dial. Likewise, the very elaborately designed eleven-colored logo of the Federal Police Aviation Group was incorporated into the dial. Eurocopter AS 332 L1 and the coat of arms in conjunction with a clearly readable dial structure make this watch, limited to 155 pieces, something very special.
The indexes and pointers are marked with Superluminova BGW9 ...to be provided. This innovative and powerful luminous material is manufactured in Switzerland. The indexes and hands shine in a bright and subtle blue tone. This ensures good readability in the dark.
The watch is delivered with an additional rubber strap in black.
- 316L stainless steel, black PVD
- Dimensions: 46.0 x 52.0 mm
- Glass base, screwed
- anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- slightly rounded
- diameter: 38,0 mm
- Real leather bracelet black
- Pin buckle 316L
- lug: 22,0 mm
- MIYOTA 9015 Automatic
- Second stop
- Power reserve: 40 hours
Dial and hands
- Dial colour: black
- Numbers and line indexes
- Pointer: with SPL BGW9
- diameter: 46,0 mm
- Case height: 13.0 mm
- Total weight: 108 grams