Two new IWC’s: the IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 AMG and the 41 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
A pilot is a watch type that is tailored to the needs of aircraft pilots. Although the reality was that pilots only needed a watch with hours, minutes and seconds to do their calculations for time and distance. But no one did, as all those calculation functions are on the standard manual flight computers and calculators. Unless they were flying something that looked more like a bike.
However, at some point watchmakers mixed the functions of standard manual flight computers and calculators into a watch. Except for the cross wind plot calculator. To make them readable these watches were bigger than regular watches. Nevertheless, all the extra functions on the watch were already in a plane. These days, when electronic systems were introduced on planes, built into flight management systems, pilot watches became even more unnecessary. Still, pilot watches, with all the heroic stories, precision certificates and the complicated dials and bezels attract a lot of people.
The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 Tourbillon Markus Bühler is a tribute to the original version of 2008, a limited edition of 12 back then
Following the stainless steel B01 Avenger Chronograph this Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 Night Mission comes in black
The Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph 44 is part of a new set of Avenger watches model. A design inspired by military aviation
In the series of new Avengers, this is the Breitling Avenger Automatic GMT 44, particularly for jet pilots, with a second time zone
Breitling reveals a whole new Avenger series, and this Breitling Avenger Automatic 42 is one of them: consider it as the base model
The Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Chronograph is the first chronograph version of their Pilot-style series
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 41 Black Aces is the newest pilot watch that looks back at earlier collaborations with U.S. Navy squadrons
Hanhart releases the Hanhart Primus Fly Navy Chronograph, a special edition in the Primus collection particularly made for Pilots
The Longines Pilot Majetek is a vintage-inspired pilot watch that has its roots in a 1935 model from Longines