Whether you fly yourself, enjoy the first class service of a major airline or travel in the comfort of your own private jet, either will work as a great excuse to treat yourself to one of these four watches that were made for the blue skies!
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “150 Years”
Who knew that you could incorporate an annual calendar complication in a pilots watch without taking away from its legibility? IWC did so with the Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “150 Years”, which is not only part of their Jubilee collection but also comes with quite a bit of pedigree, as IWC has a distinguished career in the blue skies.
Bell & Ross BR-X1
In the history of aviation watches has Bell & Ross made an important contribution with their BR-collection, which taught us that it is hip to be square! With their more recent versions, they not only limit themselves to the skies but also beyond. With space flight in mind the BR-X1 will be a good companion; with its futuristic look, legible dial and lightweight case.
Breitling Chronomat B01 Chronograph 44
When you say aviation watches, you say Breitling. While the brand has created a wide variety of imposing and important watches in this genre, the Chronomat holds a special position. The latest version is fitted with Breitling’s manufacture chronograph movement, and features a stealth-like matte finish on the bracelet and most of the case and bezel. However, this does not prevent the Chronomat B01 Chronograph 44 to become a very impressive watch, in the air and on the ground.
Santos de Cartier
Surprised that the Santos de Cartier is named in this Haute List? Don’t be, as Louis Cartier made the very first version of this watch for his friend and aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. That makes it not only one of the first wrist watches for men, but also the very first aviation watch! As Cartier back then only worked with precious metals for their watches, this is also a great excuse to opt for the gold version of this legendary watch.
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