Compare a cockpit of a modern airliner with a 1930s plane and the difference is obvious. With fewer instruments, the brave pioneers of air travel took off, flew around the world and landed safely most of the time. Their watches played an important role as an additional instrument, to calculate fuel consumption, distance and more vital pieces of information. Pilot’s watches were designed to operate as reliable timing instruments and slide rules. Nowadays this type of watches just looks great and gives the wearer a little bit of the glamour of those early days in the skies.