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. A classic pilot’s timepiece that can be personalised, and costs €299.
The new Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Auto features a circular slide rule, similar to Breitling’s Navitimer. The Hamilton watch costs less. Let’s take a look at the differences.
Fumagazzi is an unusual Italian watch brand with a very amusing website and some interesting mechanical timepieces – certified as gluten-free. Here are two models, a pilot’s watch and a pilot’s chrono.
An interview with Mike from CIGA Design UK on the Full Hollow mechanical skeleton watch, which combines award-winning design with accessible pricing.
The Cortina 1956 chronograph by Italian brand echo/neutra is a splendid timepiece, a fine design with two distinctive colour schemes. Swiss movement, great price.
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.
The B17F chronograph made by Italian company Memphis Belle follows the classic “Bundeswehr” pattern of air force chronographs. It is powered by the Swiss Valjous 7750 calibre.
The Panzera Hornet Special Flieger 46 is an accessibly-priced, generously sized pilot’s watch with an automatic movement by Seiko. Good looks and original design.
Are Code 41 watches any good? The brand invests a lot into social media advertising, and proclaims its X41 watch as “Swiss watchmaking 2.0”. But is the X41 really Swiss, and is it worth its €5,500 price tag?
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.
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.