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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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Panzera Hornet Special Flieger 46 watch review

A hands-on review of the Panzera Hornet Special Flieger 46 pilot’s watch: excellent finish and detailing, interesting design, good wearability.

Panzera Hornet Special Flieger 46 pilot’s watch review

MB&F HM4 Kittyhawk

Maximilian Büsser and his MB&F celebrate the 10th anniversary of Horological Machine N° 4 with a one-off aviation-inspired piece named HM4 Kittyhawk.

MBandF HM4 KittyHawk Front

echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic

A watch that combines vintage colours with contemporary style and technology, the echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic is a brilliant piece of Italian design.

echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Automatic bezel

Laco München pilot chronograph

The Laco München pilot chronograph is a brilliant combination of a Type A pilot’s watch with chronograph subdials. Plus creative luminescence and 100m water resistance.

Laco Munchen pilot chronograph

Hangar Italy SF-260 EA pilot’s watch

The Hangar Italy SF-260 EA pilot’s watch is a tribute to a trainer aircraft on which many pilots destined for the Italian Air Force learn to fly.

RGM Model 207 pilot's watch

The Model 207 by RGM is a new version of its classic pilot’s watch, small, attractive, with a Swiss-made automatic movement, and a curvaceous case.

RGM Model 207 pilots watch

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic

The Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic is a traditional type B pilot’s watch with a 44 mm case and a hinged caseback that reveals the movement.

Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic

Meccaniche Veneziane Arsenale

Arsenale by Italian brand Meccaniche Veneziane, based in Venice, is a watch with a prestigious appearance and notable technical qualities.

Meccaniche Veneziane Arsenale automatic

Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 pilot’s watch

The Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 is an automatic pilot’s watch with a 44mm case and a Japanese-made Seiko movement. Attractive for its €388 price tag.

Kienzle Pilotimer KM-419 pilot's watch

Fortis Flieger F-39 & F-41 pilot’s watches

The new Fortis Flieger Automatic is a tough and stylish pilot’s watch, with a distinctive rotating bezel that adds an extra time zone function.

Fortis Flieger F-39 and F-41 Automatic

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