Referring to the timepieces which are inspired by the aviation, or the first appearance of pilot watches, both of them have an inseparable relationship with the Alberto Santos Dumont who was a pilot. In the early of 20th century, Louis Cartier created a wristwatch for his friend Alberto Santos Dumont, which allowed him to easily track the time when he operated the plane. Since then, many wristwatches inspired by the aviation had been born. Nowadays, the pilots watches have been one of the most popular wristwatches.
Today’s two models are of the symbolic style of pilot watches and both of them set the new standard for this category, withstanding the test of the time.
Although it is a little unbelievable, you read it right, Rolex GMT-Master II is a pilot watch firstly. It was released in 1950s, and initially it was for flight crew of Pan American Airways. The symbolic feature of that model was just the blue-red “Pepsi” bezel. The new GMT-Master II released this year has been the most popular model of Rolex made from Oystersteel. It could display three time zones, which should be a good choice for pilots.
Breitling Navitimer copy watch with blue dial
The aviation history of Breitling has been already several decades. Navitimer was created in the early time of 1950s. AircraftOwner and Pilots Association designated Breitling to customize the production of aviation chronograph watches for its members. From then, Navitimer had always been one of the most popular collections of Breitling. As the tribute to the original Navitimer, the new model reproduces the essence of the classic aesthetics.