Pilot replica watches for sale are almost as old as aviation itself – consider, for example, the Santos Dumont, the practical yet joyously sleek piece Louis Cartier produced back in 1904 for the eponymous pilot/inventor/adventurer (simultaneously opening the bidding for the world’s first purpose-designed wristwatch). War would see a more utilitarian timepiece take to the air, as pilots required accurate timing to guide their missions however uncomfortable the going. The realm of the skies became watchmaking manna with the advent of commercial long-haul flying, when aircrew and passengers alike sought out models with the added benefit of a second time zone or world-time function. But for those looking for its purest attributes, it pays to go back in time to the cool, retro-inspired ranges produced by the likes of Breitling.
What is a pilot watch?
Although many pilot Swiss made fake watches trade on the glamour of man-made flight, their guiding mantra is typically that of good old fashioned utility. Just like many of the best men’s cheap replica watches, these timepieces are designed with legibility first and foremost in mind. Often that means a large dial of well over 40mm, a chunky crown for making adjustments on the fly and a whole lot of luminosity so that the time can be read at all hours of the day. Distraction is the deathly enemy of a pilot watch, so most tend to eschew extravagant complications for fear of distracting from their original purpose – Breitling’s Navitimer is the rarefied exception to this clutter-free ethos.
For the sake of simply giving you more wrist candy to browse below, we’ve also thrown a few GMT copy watches for sale into the mix as well. Technically, these are a different beast entirely to any pilot watch as they’re made for travellers who need to keep an eye on two time zones at once – not those who are paid to jet them to their destination. Since both models wouldn’t exist without the advent of the aeroplane and the Rolex GMT-Master II is a thing of absolute beauty in its own right, we’re not going to get too hung up on dictionary definitions. Either way, if you’re looking for a watch that reaches for the skies, start here.
Replica Rolex GMT-Master II Watches
It’s hard to picture the high quality UK fake Rolex GMT-Master watches as anything but a grail but this icon actually started life as a pilot’s watch designed for Pan-Am captains. That doesn’t take away from its massive presence, which is made even stronger by this year’s new two-tone trophy in rich tones of cocoa and Everose gold. Time-travelling pilot’s luxury super clone watches by name, it’s popular with everyone from actual flyboys to Jack Harlow and Raheem Stirling for a reason.
Fake Cartier Santos Watches
No, you haven’t strayed into the dress watch section. Sure, just like Rami Malek seems a natural perfect Cartier replica watches ambassador, the Santos wants you to suit up. But this curved piece of French horology has deep aviator roots. Powered by their 1847MC caliber, its rivet-look case and the heptagonal crown have a story. Created for top fake Cartier’s friend Santos-Dumont watches, a Cartier sat on his wrist while being the first person to ever be filmed while flying an airplane, in 1906.
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747 Replica Watches
If you were on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and the question ‘What is the most famous pilot’s watch’ popped up on the monitor, Swiss movements replica Breitling Navitimer watches would be the answer to put your money on. Phone a friend and most will agree with you. Yes, it has the storied history on which to build its status, but really it’s all about the design. It’s done that clever thing of evolving over 70 years while still keeping up with the cool kids. The colourway of this 43mm Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Boeing 747 suits Brentford fans just as much as it would diehard Sheffield United supporters, which is probably not exactly what CEO Georges Kern had in mind – but then such is the draw to a Navitimer.