Wristwatches have been a part of aviation since its inception. In fact, one of the first purpose-specific men’s wristwatches ever made was for a pilot friend of Louis Cartier back in 1904 (the iconic Santos watch). Generally speaking, pilot watches sport an oversized dial with clean, legible numbers and luminous hands. To make reading the time even easier, the dial is usually black with white numbering. Here are 2 best pilot watches to buy in 2017.
Breitling Exospace B55
Breitling is one of the most famous, recognized and popular Swiss luxury watch brands and watchmakers in the world. The brand is often referred to as “instruments for professionals” and the brand is often associated with aviation and civilian and military pilots. As the picture shows below, this replica Breitling UK will be among the best pilot watches to buy in 2017.
With exclusive SuperQuartz movement and original functions tailor made for pilots, the Breitling Exospace B55 is particularly noteworthy for its features, but its look is also just as appealing. Colour-wise, it is visually bright and vivid, with bold black and neon cobalt features, making this timepiece ideal for the gent who prefers something a bit more striking on his wrist. The brand describes it as future-oriented and optimally comfortable to wear.
Oris Big Crown Propilot Date
Oris is known for producing automatic or mechanical watches only. Watch enthusiasts around the world regard Oris as an exclusive Swiss brand which offers affordable mechanical watches. Oris’ watches are sturdy, robust, practical, and made for everyday use, and are characterized by their bulky build, and red colored rotor fitted inside their automatic movements. As the picture shows below, this Oris will be among the best pilot watches to buy in 2017.
This pilots’ watch from Oris achieves optimal legibility thanks to its matte dial and impossible-to-overlook hands and numerals, which are coated with plenty of luminous material. The big crown can be operated while wearing gloves. The textile strap is steplessly adjustable thanks to a clamping system; the clasp works like the buckle on a seatbelt aboard an aircraft. With a date display on its dial and a time- tested automatic movement inside its case, this watch offers everything you need. Stainless steel, 41 mm, Sellita SW 220, automatic.