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.
The SIET 49, presented at Watches of Italy 2020, has a pilot’s watch aesthetic, and it is built by an Italian. precision engineering company.
The first edition of Watches of Italy held in Tortona, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2020, Italian artisanal watchmakers and brands. Con testo in italiano a fondo pagina.
The Longines Avigation L2.640.4 is an attractive take on the large-size pilot’s watch at 47.5 mm diameter. Hand wound, it dates to 2000-2010.
The Patria Brigadier Chrono is a flyback chronograph with a Swiss column-wheel movement. It is the first watch in the revival of the Patria brand.
The Xiaomi CIGA Design Full Hollow is one of the first Chinese mechanical skeleton watches with a cool, contemporary look.
The Stowa Flieger Verus Sport 43 is a superb hybrid, a pilot watch with 20 atm sport watch water resistance.
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Génève 2019 – who is going to win? A selection of the most interesting watches at GPHG 2019, the “Watch Oscars”, which includes many exceptional timepieces and some new surprises.
Top ten new pilot’s watches at prices under €2,000, including new designs, re-editions of historic models, and pilot’s chronographs. All with the distinctive, easy-to-read style that hallmarks aviation watches.
Timepieces that reveal growing attention to the pilot’s watch category on the part of top brands, with re-editions of historic designs, and some very interesting new models. Prices from €2,000 up.
Hamilton are launching a reinterpretation of a watch manufactured for the Royal Air Force in 1973. The Pilot Pioneer is a classic pilot’s watch, with vintage black textured dial, white numerals, and beige SuperLumiNova on hands and hour markers. It will be available with a NATO strap or a leather strap, at a great price:…
Oris have released an 80th anniversary edition of their Big Crown Pointer Date watch that first appeared in 1938. Though intended for pilots, it has a classical dial, with the unusual pointer date feature. In the 2018 edition, the case is in bronze, with a fluted bezel that doesn’t rotate. The lovely green dial colour…
The latest Bell & Ross watch is inspired by cockpit instruments, but this piece has an original twist: the hours are shown not by a hand but by the central part of the dial that rotates along with the reference triangle marked on it. It required some thoughtful design to ensure that this component would…
Longines is a brand that dedicates constant attention to its large collection of historic pieces, and the Heritage Military is a good example of their skill in creating convincing new editions of memorable timepieces. It could be described as a pilot’s watch, though it doesn’t have much in common with the usual Type A B-Uhr…
The 2019 collection by IWC includes the Spitfire Automatic, which presents some significant differences with respect to its predecessor, the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (still in production). The most important feature is that it has an in-house movement, Calibre 32110, instead of the ETA 2892-A2. This has been achieved with only a small increase in…
The new Autavia watches by TAG Heuer are beautiful timepieces, 42 mm diameter, with bi-directional rotating bezel, a pilot’s watch aesthetic, and chronometer-precision movements which, though not entirely in-house, incorporate a new balance assembly. They are given an original appearance by the graded dial. They have interchangeable straps, bracelets and canvas NATO straps (supplied as…