10 - 14 April 2024 · HEAD – Genève

10 - 14 April 2024 · HEAD – Genève


Montres Airain was originally founded by the well-known watchmaking family Dodane in 1934 and became famous for its reliable, high-quality timepieces. From the 1960s, Airain was even one of the selected suppliers of the Type 20 model for the French army, specifically for the helicopter pilots of the ALAT units (Aviation Légère de l’Armée de Terre). Type 20 refers to a specification for pilot chronographs issued by the French Ministry of Defence. In 2020, Airain introduced the all-new Type 20 Re-Edition that faithfully matches the design and specifications of the original Airain Type 20 from the 1950s in every detail. The next project Airain, within the CoLAB programme, is working on with its community of watch enthusiasts is a reissue of Airain’s iconic diver, the Sous-Marine.




CoLAB Airain Sous-Marine - Step 3: Results in 3D and technical details

The first 3D images surface. Discover the smooth new looks and what’s under the bonnet of the reimagined Airain Sous-Marine.

In the previous steps, you helped us decide on things like the type of glass, second hand shape, the diver graphic and placement of the Fab. Suisse tag. We also provided some background information on the parmentier crown, for which we have some exciting news.

This round, we’re adding a few Quick Polls and we’ll be reintroducing an old acquaintance. And there may be a pre-order update, too…

Watch the Airain Type 20 come together

Witness the rebirth of an icon. Here’s a sneak peek of the production and assembly of the Airain Type 20 Re-Edition.

Supported by fans all over the world and produced in Switzerland, our new Type 20 is the result of a longstanding desire to revive this iconic timepiece.

We enlisted the help of our fans to pay homage to our heritage, and to adapt some of its foundations to current standards.

Watch how it all comes together.