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At TimeTransformed we explore the best mechanical watches, survivors from the glorious age of precision engineering. Today, new watch brands are appearing all the time, and thousands of men’s watches and women’s watches are launched on the market every year. Of these, some are interesting, and a few are mechanical masterpieces. We are looking for the best wristwatch. We love all watches but we have a particular preference for watches that are both memorable and accessible. And the pilot’s watch has a special place in our hearts.

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Breitling AVI Ref 765 1953 Re-Edition

The Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition is a beautiful watch, a loving tribute to a classic chronograph, with a prestigious hand-wound movement.

Breitling AVI Ref 765 1953 Re-Edition

echo/neutra Cortina 1956 chronograph

The Cortina 1956 chronograph by Italian brand echo/neutra is a fine design in white or beige versions, with a Swiss hand-wound movement and a great price.

echo/neutra Cortina 1956 chronograph watch

Code 41 X41

Are Code 41 watches any good? The brand proclaims its X41 skeleton watch with big date and peripheral rotor as “Swiss watchmaking 2.0”. But just how Swiss is it?

code 41 X41 skeleton watch

Panzera Hornet Special Flieger 46

The Hornet Special Flieger 46 by Australian brand Panzera offers an original take on the pilot's watch, generously-sized and accessibly-priced.

Panzera Hornet Flieger 46 pilots watch

Memphis Belle B17F chronograph

The B17F chronograph made by Italian company Memphis Belle follows the classic “Bundeswehr” pattern of air force chronographs.

Memphis Belle B17F chronograph

Longines Spirit L3.810.4

The Longines Spirit is the closest thing to a classic pilot’s watch in the brand’s collection. The three-hand version has a chronometer-certified movement.

Orologi Calamai MKIII Blue Pilot’s Watch

The MKIII Blue by Orologi Calamai is a 38-mm pilot’s watch with an attractive blue dial, a Swiss-made automatic movement, and a blue leather strap.

Orologi Calamai MKIII Blue Pilot’s Watch

Interview with CIGA Design

Talking to Mike from CIGA Design about the Full Hollow skeleton watch, an award-winning example of affordable watch design created by CIGA and Xiaomi.

CIGA Design Full Hollow skeleton watch