what is a pilot watch?

What is a Pilot watch? Mini History

Pilot watches are extremely popular, appreciated for their utilitarian aesthetics and sharp legibility. Positioned more as statement pieces today than the vital tool watches originally used in the air, pilot’s watches, like dive watches, were born from necessity. The first pilot’s watch is often considered to be the wristwatch created by Louis Cartier for dandy aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont to time his flights. Its technical specifications were basic, far from those of military watches of the mid-20th century, which have shaped the design and features of many of modern pilot watches.

Want to learn more? Check out THE Definitive Guide here.