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IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun

IWC has played an important role in the development of pilot’s watches. Its first was made in 1936, followed by the Big Pilot in 1940 and the Mark XI in 1948. In 2012 the line is renewed. Take for example the Top Gun model, named after the trainings program for American Navy pilots.


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Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle

It was the human and technical achievement of Charles Lindbergh in 1927 which had a real impact in terms of brand awareness for Longines. Flying the "Spirit of St. Louis", Lindbergh succeeded in making the first non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic, from New York to Paris, using Longines timing equipment.


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Breitling Navitimer

Breitling has played an important role in defining the chronograph; in 1934 it invented the second independent resetting push piece. And in 1952 Breitling launched the Navitimer, the ultimate pilot’s watch. It is still one of the main models in the Breitling line-up.
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Hamilton Khaki Aviation X-Mach

“Mach” refers to a measurement of speed used by high performance aircraft. It is based on the ratio of the speed of an aircraft compared to the speed of sound under the same atmospheric conditions. Rugged, smart and masterfully engineered, the 44 mm Khaki X-Mach accurately calculates a pilot’s speed as it relates to sound.
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Longines Heritage 24 Hours

The Longines Heritage line is a tribute to the long history of the Swiss brand in developing pilot’s watches. Longines developed the legendary Hour Angle Watch that Charles Lindbergh used on his epic transatlantic voyage in 1931.
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Breitling Professional Aerospace

One of the superior professional models, the Aerospace is equipped with a highly accurate SuperQuartz movement that features a 1/100th of a second chronograph with countdown function, alarm, second time zone and audible time information. The case, 42mm, is made of titanium.


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Hamilton Pilot

Nowadays Hamilton is associating itself with the world of aviation, especially with the Pilot models. Hamilton watches were popular with American navy officers in the 1940s. And when Auguste Piccard took his balloon up into the stratosphere in 1931, he wore a Hamilton watch.
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Oris Big Crown

Oris (1903) has been in love with aviation since the brand was re-started in 1982; the same year Oris presented the first Big Crown watch. The oversized crown is a tribute to the beginning of flight when glovewearing pilots had to be able to adjust and wind their watches.


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IWC Big Pilot

Launched in 2002, the Big Pilot’s Watch (Ref. 5009) has maintained its high-flying trajectory ever since. Its IWC-manufactured 51111-calibre movement – the largest automatic movement from IWC contains all the features that have proved their worth in the long history of mechanical watches from IWC Schaffhausen.


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