1982 SAAF Lemania 5012 Automatic Chronograph


1982 SAAF Lemania 5012 Automatic Chronograph


An extremely fascinating timepiece, this Lemania 5012 automatic chronograph has a central chronograph minute and seconds recorder as well as sub seconds at 9 o’clock. The watch and movement (5012) was specially made for the South African Air Force in two batches of 400, of which very many were supposedly destroyed. This Lemania 5012 seems to be one of the very few survivors, meaning that you many not get the opportunity to buy another very soon, if at all. The lume has aged from a light green to a yellow colour. The watch has been fitted with a brand new Hirsch ‘Rugby’ strap.

If you are a fanatic about air force issue watches, this rare and uniquely South African timepiece is a must have and a potential star of any collection.


The dial is a matte black with white lines around the edge of the dial, forming both the minute track and running onto the countdown bezel. The minute chronograph recorder has a ‘plane’ style hand which, like the other central hands, have been covered by lume. There is a sub-seconds feature at 9 o’clock which divides the minute into six ten second intervals and a date at 3 o’clock.


Diameter: 41mm

Lug Width: 20mm

Case Material: Steel

Strap Material: Leather

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