Jardur Watch Co. has been named the exclusive timekeeper of iFlightPlanner and will be the presenting sponsor of the official ZULU (GMT) time found across iFlightPlanner’s web-based flight planning products.
The Jardur Import Co., established in 1937 in New York City, quickly earned its reputation among U.S. military and professional pilots as one of the most trusted manufacturers of aviation watches and navigation plotters available.
Management of precise time is critical to the success of every mission for this special class of users for whom the brand catered to. In fact, Jardur was so highly regarded among them that Lieutenant Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle was presented with a Jardur Bezelmeter 960 by James Howard “Dutch” Kendelberger (former President of North American Aviation) in recognition of his leadership and planning of the April 18, 1942 “Doolittle Raid” on Tokyo, Japan.
The original Jardur Import Co. closed its doors in 1960 and was resurrected in 2011 by now Jardur Watch Co. President CC Shermer.
“This partnership with iFlightPlanner is very important to Jardur because it allows us to pay respect to the legacy of Samuel Klepper and the original Jardur Import Co. while celebrating the innovative aviation technology that is developed by iFlightPlanner and used by so many pilots today.”
Pilots who use iFlightPlanner and its web-based Flight Wizard to plan routes, retrieve certified weather briefs, calculate weight & balance and file their flight plans will now see the Jardur logo complimenting the ZULU (GMT) time in the lower-right corner of their web browser throughout their flight planning.
Andy Matthews, iFlightPlanner’s Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, further described the integration by saying, “Not only will Jardur’s presence make it easy for pilots to identify the current universal time, it will serve as a reminder of times past and the craftsmanship that in so many ways set the foundation for how we now electronically plan flights.”
The first aviation chronograph launched under the revitalized Jardur Watch Co., the Degreemeter, pays homage to the original World War II era Bezelmeter 960. The Degreemeter along with the ZULU, the next model to be released in Jardur’s Escadrille series, will be available for purchase in the iFlightPlanner Shop and from the Jardur website.