Video – 40mm or 42mm? We Compare the Two Longines Spirit Time-and-Date Models

Longines is a brand with impressive legitimacy when it comes to pilot’s instruments. Think of Charles Lindbergh, or even the chronographs delivered to the US Army, the Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (recently reissued). The brand’s savoir-faire in this field is indisputable. Today, we’ll review a watch that isn’t a faithful re-edition of a glorious […]

8 months ago

Hands-on – The 2020 Edition of the Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935

It is surprising how, in these times of peace in the Western world, pieces of military and pilot’s equipment have become so fashionable. Think bomber jackets or, for today’s matter, military-inspired watches. Yet, when referring to military watches, we are often referring to WWII-inspired models or watches issued later. The era between the two wars […]

9 months ago

Introducing – Brellum Pilot Power Gauge Chronometer

A few weeks ago, Brellum unveiled its Pilot Power Gauge Chronograph that kicked-off with a limited edition in DLC-steel or steel, featuring a black dial with old radium hands and markings. The indie brand now follows up with a ‘civilian’ non-limited version. Meet the Brellum Pilot Power Gauge Chronometer. Brellum appeared on the independent watchmaking […]

9 months ago

Buying Guide – 5 Cool and Recently Launched Pilot’s Chronographs

Military or pilot’s watches have always been a great source of inspiration for brands, and the complication that probably makes the most sense in this context is the chronograph. Merge these two and you often end up with a great combination of robustness, heritage and usefulness. And this year didn’t disappoint, as many brands embraced […]

9 months ago

Introducing – The Hanhart 417 ES Reissue Pilot’s Chronograph (Live Pics & Price)

When discussing pilot chronographs, one can’t overlook German manufactures, especially Hanhart, which has specialised in this field for several decades. Among the multiple timepieces created by the brand, such as the TachyTele Pilot’s Chronograph, one holds a special place in the brand’s portfolio, for two reasons. One, it was the first pilot’s chronograph for the […]

9 months ago

Value Proposition – The New Alpina Startimer Pilot’s Automatic 40mm

Alpina’s history may be linked to the manufacture of sports watches, but over the last 50 years the Swiss brand, now part of the Citizen empire and renowned for its affordable, robust wristwatches, has specialised in designing and supplying military watches for pioneers of the aviation industry. Some of the first Alpina pilot’s watches promised […]

9 months ago

Hands-on – Hamilton Khaki Aviation Converter Black & Gold, and a Look Back at the Collection

Flying still generates emotions and provokes a unique feeling of freedom and pilot’s watches that evoke this high-altitude world are always on the radar. However, “pilot’s watch” is a broad definition that covers many styles. Even at Hamilton, the Khaki Aviation collection comprises military-inspired models, modern technical pieces and vintage-oriented watches. The brand’s latest addition […]

10 months ago

Introducing – IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI” (Live Pics & Price)

Today, IWC Schaffhausen releases its Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI”. The watch – an extension to the company’s Pilot’s Chronograph TOP GUN model – is also the civilian version of a timepiece created in honour of the US Naval Aviation Community back in 2018. The “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” watch, which was exclusive […]

10 months ago

Introducing – Fortis Flieger F-43 Triple GMT (Live Pics & Price)

First created in 1987, the Fortis Flieger is a reference for pilot watches and set the tone for all subsequent Fortis pilot models. This summer, the brand launched a modern take on the model. Following the presentation of the chronograph edition and time-and-date versions, Fortis now introduces a GMT model, one of the typical functions […]

10 months ago

Introducing – Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage Automatic

Alpina flies back in time to capture the looks of yesteryear pilot watches with its latest Startimer Pilot Heritage. Limited to 1,883 pieces, the watch replicates the large diameter of Alpina’s early pilot watches complete with a hunter caseback. Like all Alpina’s watches, the price/quality ratio is hard to beat. Let’s have a closer look […]

10 months ago