Inspired by the art of flying, pilot watches have been instruments of great acclaim not only for their impressive functionality but also for their imaginative design. Often considered a worthy addition to any watch collection especially due to their superior precision, pilot watches are a piece of the coveted aviation fantasy that every man can be part of.
IWC Spitfire Chronograph
With a rich history of developing pilot’s watches, IWC has remained impressively focussed on creating covetable pilot watches in their signature styles. The IWC Spitfire Chronograph is a very appealing watch featuring a beautiful grey legible dial, offset by a brown alligator strap. The watch comes with the IWC 89365 automatic chronograph movement housed in a 43mm steel case with a measure of up to 60 minutes, flyback functionality and 68 hours of power reserve.
IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48
Offering a classic aesthetic in a modern watch, the IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48 is a collector’s item inspired by the Big Pilot’s Watch 52 T.S.C. and comes in imposing 48mm titanium case and an unmistakable instrument look with the hands designed to look like propellers in a beige colour. Boasting of a 192-hour power reserve that guarantees the convenience of accurate timekeeping for eight days, and protection against magnetic fields, this timepiece will set the pulses of watch connoisseurs racing.
Breitling Exospace B55
The Breitling Exospace B55 not only offers incomparable performance, functionality and innovation but also looks extremely appealing. Known for its SuperQuartz movement tailor made for pilots offering functions like a countdown timer, calendar, alarm and a chronograph, this timepiece offers many other features that are dedicated to aviation. The Breitling Exospace B55 is modern in design and features, personifying Breitling’s tradition of creating ‘instruments for professionals’. Described by the brand as future-oriented and optimally comfortable to wear and exhibiting a sporty persona, this timepiece is the perfect accessory for the outdoor gent that prefers something striking on this wrist.
Breitling Chronomat Airborne
Breitling is synonymous of developing for some of the most coveted and utilised pilots watches. Keeping in tune with that tradition, Breitling launched the Chronomat Airborne which is an homage to the original Chronomat. Like its predecessor, the Airborne’s unidirectional bezel is brushed stainless steel with oversized hands, legible black markers for the minutes and four raised tabs for the main markers. Available in 44mm with either a black or a silver dial and also featuring 47 jewels, a 70 hour power reserve, and water resistance up to 1,000 feet, the Breitling Chronomat Airborne is a timepiece to watch out.
Zenith Big Date Special
The Zenith Big Date Special timepiece features a classic brown leather strap with contrast stitching in cream set in a stainless-steel case making for a very elegant looking timepiece. However, this timepiece is as functional as it is stylish. Featuring a black dial with silver-tone luminescent hands and numeral hour markers that are easy to read with a Swiss automatic movement, this timepiece is a complete package ensuring the best in timekeeping.