When a homage becomes confused

I couldn’t help notice that the Meisterart Militarisch D-Day is a bit of a conflicting homage: the watch honors both Europe’s invaders and liberators at the same time. The design is inspired by B-Uhren (abbreviation of BeobachtungsUhr = observation watch), the wartime tools built from 1942 onwards to help Germany conquer Europe.

At the same time, this German B-Uhr homage honours D-Day, the very landing operations that signed the doom of the German Third Reich at the hand of the Western Allies.

May 1940: German invasion of Western Europe
June 1944: Western Allies landing operations
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