In 1945, with the war over and
access to world markets again possible, the industry took
a deep breath.
Immediately, Glycine geared up production
and rapidly presented a complete range of automatic (self-winding)
watches, making use of the most advanced technologies.
saw the birth of the famous VACUUM chronometers,
watches known for their incredible resistance to water
designed for long-term use under hostile conditions.
They performed well beyond expectations.
In 1953, the AIRMAN line
was presented to the world market and immediately received
an enthusiastic welcome. Now, in addition to regular
time, world time was available at a glance.
growing class of jet-setters and frequent travellers
readily took to the convenience of having two time
zones on their
The AIRMAN line has never
been absent from the Glycine selection, and is,
today more than ever, the spearhead
of the range.
1952: The famous vacuum watch is launched worldwide