Watch and aviation
Since its inception, the aviation necessitated using watchmakers to create the navigation instruments. Since then, they continue to argue the sky suddenly mythical watches.
No lover of watches can not be passed by the trend that permeates all collections watchmakers watches driver. And not just any pilot, those tickets. There are several explanations for this trend. The first and probably most important is that the madness of the vintage, which affects all sectors, not just that of luxury watchmakers strength to address their archives. What do they find? Anyway for houses that already existed at the beginning of the century ... watches pilot! Developed to accompany the early days of aviation, Alberto Santos Dumont, Charles Lindbergh, Louis Blériot ... all were attached to their shows because of her survival depended almost.
With the First and the Second World War, the watchmakers have once again been invited, but by the different armies.As such, the type of XX Breguet figure of myth. Was quick to erect drivers air cinema hero and is responsible for supporting the slender, intelligent men picture, eagle-eyed ... Images of the Vietnam War those of Top Gun, we have never seen a driver so that standards of beauty ideals!
Today, military aviation dream nostalgic and civil aviation businessmen. What could be more chic than flying his own jet? To escape the weekend aboard his Cessna with, wrist, a watch that in case of failure of the electronics could save the passengers? This justifies the creative universe rivalry manufactures.
The ideal pilot's watch is the Swiss watch brand which Bell and Ross IWC and are the finest representatives.
The aviator watch is first and foremost a luxury mechanical watch with automatic winding because it is a watch with excellent luxury finishes and is characterized by a large diameter dial for optimum readability.
Often the pilot's watch is inspired by vintage military watches and has complications like chronograph, big date, dual time, GMT or reserve.