Friday, December 12, 2014

Save $650 on the Degreemeeter from the Jardur Watch Co.

Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

This year the Jardur Watch Company is offering a 20% holiday discount on its premium, Degreemeter model.  The Degreemeter is the first aviation chronograph launched under the revitalized Jardur Watch Company, the Degreemeter, pays homage to the original World War II era Bezelmeter 960 while incorporating all of the advancements in materials, manufacturing methods and design features which comprise state-of-the-art watchmaking.

This watch features a degreemeter, unelapsed hours meter, integrated chronograph, date display and non-reflective crystal making it the ultimate pilot's timepiece.  The $650 savings is available only to the first 18 customers, and included with the purchase of each watch is one (1) year of iFlightPlanner Premium Plus, an additional $139.99 value!  

Visit the iFlightPlanner Shop for more details!


Friday, June 6, 2014

A World War II Veteran, a Watch and a Wish

Friday, June 6, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Jardur Watch Company President CC Shermer will gift Mr. Julian Russo, World War II Veteran and Curtiss SB2C Helldiver gunner, a vintage Jardur watch in honor of his service and commitment to our country this fall.  

Mr. Shermer and Mr. Russo became acquainted in April when Russo phoned Shermer regarding a Jardur watch he wore throughout his service during WWII.  During the conversation, Mr. Russo explained that he purchased a Jardur tool watch during the war at a U.S. Navy Ship Store.   He stated, “I loved my watch. It served me well over Iwo Jima...  I just wish I still had it.”  Russo went on to explain that someone took it from a bathroom wash basin sometime after the war.

Shermer noted that Russo was still very upset over the loss of the watch.  “When he spoke about his Jardur, he sounded like someone reflecting on an old friend,” said Shermer.  Russo expressed that he would love to find and wear another Jardur watch again, and that sent Shermer into action who reached out to his network of watch collectors and found a vintage Jardur, the same model as Mr. Russo’s lost watch.  “I think it will be awesome to present Julian with a vintage Jardur tool watch like the one he wore over Mt. Suribachi.  Hopefully, this gift to Julian will be the ultimate ‘Thank you for your service!’” added Shermer. 

The presentation will take place at noon on August 16, 2014 at the McIntyre Building, 874 Broadway in New York City.  “The location of the presentation was very important to me," said Shermer.  "I chose the McIntyre Building because that is where the Jardur Import Company was first established in 1937.”

» The Jardur Watch Company

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jardur Watch Co. Now Exclusive Timekeeper of iFlightPlanner

Monday, May 19, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

iFlightPlanner officially announced today that the Jardur Watch Company 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 Company, 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 Company closed its doors in 1960 and left an incredible history in aviation dormant until it was resurrected in 2011 by now Jardur Watch Company 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 Company 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 Company, the Degreemeter, pays homage to the original World War II era Bezelmeter 960 while incorporating all of the advancements in materials, manufacturing methods and design features which comprise state-of-the-art watchmaking.  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, http://www.Jardur.com.

James Wingfield, Jardur’s Vice President of Engineering, summarizes the new relationship between the two companies perfectly.  “Every flight, from takeoff to landing, is under the control of a temporal odometer,” he said.  “Fuel consumption, airspeed and even the most complex navigation calculations depend on accurate timing by pilots and the timing technology they employ.  We could not be more excited to build on the legacy of Jardur with iFlightPlanner through this innovative partnership, and we all look forward to the next time history is made with a Jardur timepiece!”

For more information about the Jardur Watch Company and its Escadrille series of aviation chronographs, please visit http://www.Jardur.com.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Anti-Glare iPad Screen Protectors, Now Available!

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The iFlightPlanner Crew has researched a number of anti-glare screen protectors for the iPad and iPad mini to not only protect against dust, scratches and fingerprints, but to improve the readability of the iPad in the cockpit.  After much trial and error, the Crew is pleased to announce the availability of these high-quality, matte finish screen protectors in the the iFlightPlanner Shop!

Screen protectors for the iPad 2, 3 & 4 and the iPad mini are available in packs of two (2) starting at $19.95 and join the Bad Elf GPS and GPS Pro as the newest "iFlightPlanner Approved" products to be offered.

» The iFlightPlanner Shop