Bell & Ross Br 03-51 Gmt Carbon
The Bell & Ross BR 03-51 GMT Carbon ($4900) as an absolute beauty. If you’re looking for a men’s pilot watch that will turn heads, this is it. The 42mm steel case is wrapped in black PVD and nicely matched with a black rubber strap with a PVD-finished pin buckle. The engine is an automatic with up to 40 hours of power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes and seconds with a second-time zone displaying the hours and minutes. You also get a big date window with quick correction. The whole kit is topped off with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.
MKII Hawkinge Type 48 Aviator Watch
One of the best watch manufacturers in the Philadelphia area has launched one of its best watches, the Hawkinge Type 48 Aviator Watch ($595). It gets its good looks from 1940s British pilot watches. These watches were designed to be practical with a utilitarian dial, and authentic manual winding Japanese movement. Additional features include a 38mm 316L stainless steel case and a double domed sapphire crystal. There are date and no date variants available as well as multiple strap options.
Breitling Blackbird Pilot Watch
When exceptional craftsmanship is top of your list, the Breitling Blackbird ($3,595) is a leader in the marketplace. Produced by one of the highly regarded manufacturers in both aviation and horology, the striking silhouette of this all black model is one that stands proud against any outfit. Crafted with lightweight and durable black titanium, this timepiece boasts a uni-directional bezel and black dial with luminous hands and hour markers. Fitted to a military green canvas strap, this model has been fitted with an automatic movement reserving 42 hours of power at any one time while the scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass promises durability during the toughest of conditions.
Standard Issue Pilot Mission Timer
The Standard Issue Pilot Mission Timer ($149) pays homage to the classic pilot watch. Its style was inspired by the watches special forces wore in the 60’s and 70’s. The 42 mm case is made from surgical-grade 316L stainless steel that’s topped off with a domed scratch-proof sapphire crystal. The movement is a Swiss quartz Rhonda. The indices are finished with C3 Superluminova for easy reading in the dark. What resistance is good to 100m, so you good for a shower or a dip in the pool, but no serious diving.
Archimede Pilot 39 Automatic
Designed with historical accuracy at its heart, the Archimede Pilot 39 Watch ($738) is the understated timepiece of a collector’s dreams. Taking design inspiration from the old Observation watches, these simple dials stand alone without a brand name and boasting simple, blue hands. Crafted with a 39mm diameter dial, these beautiful watches are available in both stainless steel or black PVD with a brushed surface and luminous dial. Fitted with a Swiss Made automatic movement renowned for their accuracy and efficiency, the Archimede Pilot 39 stands for those that desire a hark back to the timepieces of yesteryear. For those that seek timeless beauty for every occasion, this timepiece is the perfect selection.
Fortis Men’s 595 Flieger Watch
For men that seek exceptional design with high performance, the Fortis Men’s Flieger Automatic Watch ($2174) makes a truly striking addition to any collection. Produced by the brand renowned for it’s reliable and functional wrist wear, this handsome watch is ideal for everyday wear. Featuring sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating for use in even the brightest of sunshine, this fine timing device has an inbuilt shock absorber to protect the automatic movement that generates power with the movement of your wrist. Luminous Arabic numerals and hour indices enable night time viewing while the attractive black calfskin band sits comfortably on the wrist alongside a watch that is water resistant up to 660ft. The ideal choice for the modern man.
Damasko DA36 Men’s Pilot Watch
Inspired by traditional pilot watches, the Damasko DA36 Automatic Watch ($1200) is a classically handsome accessory for every situation. With an understated design that lends itself to professional and casual environments, this is a timepiece not to be ignored. Set with an ETA 2838 mechanical movement that generates power as you move around, the DA36 boasts a day-date window at the 3 o’clock mark as well as a luminous second hand for easy viewing at night. Water resistant to 100 meters, the watch features a screw down crown, sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective coating and a silicone rubber-lined black leather strap for reliable all year long wear. For both fashionable accessorizing and reliable function, the Damasko DA36 is a perfect choice.
Stowa Airman Men’s Flieger Watch
Designed in homage to traditional pilot watch styling, the Stowa Airman Men’s Flieger Watch ($824) blurs the gap between horological functionality and traditional design. Large in structure, the 40mm case gently curves to suit the shape of your wrist while the all leather bracelet can be altered for the ultimate comfort and security. The simplified black dial simply resembles traditional navigational watches with large numerical hour markers in a bright and contrasting white tone. The three hands fitted blend well with the watches general aesthetic and also boasts a blue outline for the luxurious finish. A simple and unfussy timepiece that works in every occasion from the office party through to the red carpet.
Archimede Pilot 45 KS Watch
For those gentlemen seeking traditional Pilot design for an affordable price, the Archimede PILOT 45 KS ($781) is a model that cannot be ignored. Available on three different colored leather straps or a metal bracelet, this understated timepiece boasts classical design to last a lifetime. With a large 45mm diameter dial, the watch features luminous hands and hour markers. A small second-hand dial at the 6 o’clock marker finishes off a traditional design while the folding clasp fastening and solid case back ensure exceptional quality for many generations. From the avid watch collector looking to expand his collection to the first time horology purchaser, this is a timepiece that promises to delight.
Bell & Ross Aviation Black Men’s Watch
When it’s unique style that you seek, the Bell & Ross Aviation Black Watch ($2,995) certainly stands out from the crowd. Boasting the signature square dial inspired by aviation dashboards, the black ceramic body has been elegantly paired with a black alligator leather strap for streamlined beauty. The black dial boasts luminescent hands and markers alongside a date display between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions. Fitted with an automatic movement crafted to reserve 40 hours of power, this timepiece features a solid case back and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. Water resistant to 100 meters and crafted by one of the most highly recognized and respected brands in both aviation and horology, this Bell & Watch timepiece is one desired in every true enthusiast’s collection.
IWC Pilot Black Automatic Chronograph Men’s Watch
Crafted by a brand recognized for their aviation inspiration, the IWC Pilot Black Automatic Watch ($3650) boasts several characteristics specific to pilot watches. With a dark black dial and contrasting luminescent hands and markers, a day/date dial has been fitted at the 3 o’clock position for quick viewing. The automatic IWC produced movement has a power reserve of 44 hours while the three sub dials displayed to allow the user to time anything right down to a second of accuracy. Fitted to a pliable black leather strap with rich brown in-lining, the striking beauty of this watch promises to capture the attention of every admirer in the room.
Fortis Men’s Pilot Watch
Beautifully understated for the modern man, the Fortis Pilot Watch ($699) celebrates exceptional horological craftsmanship disguised by understated beauty. Designed with clear and easy to read numbers for active pilots, this black dial watch has been finished with a day/date dial at the 3 o’clock marker. Protected with a curved panel of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, this timepiece is fitted with an automatic movement that generates power as you move and boasts a 38-hour power reserve. An open case back allows the intricately beautiful elements of the inner movement to be admired in all their glory while the pliable leather bracelet has been chosen for its smooth comfort and stylish design.