• 04.04.2017
  • Air, RUAG MRO International
  • Media release

RUAG Aviation and Moritz Grossmann officially launch the exclusive SkyLife Aircraft Owners Watch at Baselworld 2017

RUAG Aviation together with German luxury watchmaker Moritz Grossmann officially revealed the culmination of their successful collaboration during an intimate evening at Baselworld attended by a notable guest list. As the ultimate watch for aircraft owners, the bespoke SkyLife BENU Tourbillon timepiece captures the unique essence issued from the alliance of master artisans in aviation and watchmaking....

The fine piece made its worldwide debut in the sky, 105m above the world’s largest watch and jewelry show Baselworld, at Bar Rouge at Basel Convention Centre. Its launch represents more than a milestone; it exemplifies the shared values of RUAG Aviation and Moritz Grossmann which are quality, beauty, craftsmanship and serene perfection.

Out of five distinctive visions, an elegant midnight blue design for the SkyLife watch won the poll that ran in the lead up to the worldwide debut in Basel. As an additional courtesy, those who participated in the poll were also eligible to win an ATUM Pure M timepiece manufactured and made available by Moritz Grossmann. The winner of this watch will be announced by RUAG Aviation at an exclusive event during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) in Geneva.

“Reminiscing the sky and ethos of the alliance, its meticulous craftsmanship beautifully marries the shape and essence of what makes our two companies tick – timelessness,” says Christine Hutter, Founder and CEO of Moritz Grossmann.

“Today is time our most valuable luxury. Born from a vision where the essence of time plays an important role, the very best master designers joined forces to capture what we believe is the true quintessence of timelessness, ”says Pirmin Berger, Marketing and Communication Director at RUAG Aviation. “We seek to bring the ultimate luxury into air travel by creating an oasis in the skies with exclusive cabin interior solutions. Where time has a real meaning and owners can enjoy exclusivity, comfort and quality of life. The SkyLife watch is our offering to those who value every moment and rely on state-of-the-art craftsmanship to make their environment, be it on land, sea or in the air, a reminiscence of comfort and luxury in all senses of the words.”

RUAG Aviation

RUAG Aviation provides personalised cabin interior solutions for owners of business and private aircraft so they feel at home while travelling through the skies. The company embodies the very meaning of state-of-the-art Swiss craftsmanship, and it invests these precision skills in creating unique and customised environments, in which global travellers can enjoy tranquillity, peace of mind, and absolute relaxation. All the comforts of home and the latest in technologies combine in the aircraft and helicopter interiors by RUAG Aviation.


Moritz Grossmann

The watchmaking excellence of Moritz Grossmann helped put the German town of Glashütte on the world map over 160 years ago. The timepieces he created by hand in his workshop were of unmatched precision and quality; he also established the German school of watchmaking in Glashütte to share his knowledge with future generations of watchmakers. His legacy lives on today in watches from the Moritz Grossmann brand, which are still handmade in Glashütte using the same techniques he pioneered. These timepieces continue to be sought-after among watch enthusiasts and collectors the world over.

For further details about the SkyLife watch visit www.skylife.watch or www.grossmann-uhren.com


RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide.

Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.

RUAG is an authorised service centre for OEMs of renown, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Leonardo, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces.

The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations.

RUAG Aviation is an approved Part 21/J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21/G EASA Production Organisation, and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.