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6 Unique Pilot’s Watches that Have Brought the Industry to New HeightsTuesday 21 August 2018
6 Unique Pilot’s Watches that Have Brought the Industry to New Heights ⇒ Pilot’s watches have become quite popular within the industry due to their aesthetic designs and instrumental shapes. Over the years, they have had some competition including measuring instruments and GPS, nevertheless, it has always remained as functional as those with flawless high technical standards, from perfect legibility and accessibility to robust cases. Now, CovetED will show you 6 unique pilot’s watches that are indispensable when one is considering going sky high. Undoubtedly, these timepieces combine legacy with contemporary technology.
The new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524 piece is powered by Calibre 324 S C Fus allowing users to rapidly change the displayed time zone. It features a rose gold version with a brown dial and Aviation was the main source of inspiration behind its design, especially in the extraordinary legibility of the spacious dial that has applied rose gold numerals and broad baton-shaped hands.
Zenith’s newest piece, the Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Chronograph presents a spectacular bronze case. It features a mechanical on-board computer, the El Primero Caliber 4069 as well as a high-frequency column-wheel chronograph movement with a 50-hour power reserve. Its appearance takes a neo-retro turn with a new matte-blue dial and a nubuck leather strap.
Breitling’s own manufacture Calibre 01 powers the brand’s Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph. The column-wheel piece features vertical coupling and a power reserve of more than 70 hours’ duration has earned a COSC certificate and ticks behind a pane of sapphire crystal in the back of the stainless steel or red gold case.
During Baselworld, Bell & Ross further expanded their Vintage Collection adding a new pilot’s watches that features a vintage character. The watch in question is the BR V2-92 Steel Heritage and highlights a dial which has a dial with the traditional beige-coloured numerals 12, 3, 6 and 9. The watch is powered by a self-winding calibre inside a 41-mm-diameter case.
The Hölstein-based brand is one of the main influencers when it comes to this kind of watches. With the Big Crown ProPilot family, Oris has been able to incorporate the complication of a mechanical alarm into this singular watch as the alarm can be set to the nearest 10 minutes against a scale that runs around the outside of an aperture in the middle of the dial. This aperture houses the watch’s second key feature, a circular date display.
The German brand has launched a classic and limited edition pilot’s chronograph that is best characterised by an anodized rotatable bezel in blue. What further enhances its design is its sunburst pattern and expressive colour scheme. Highlighting high technical standards.
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