Aviator / Pilot

In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright invented their flying machine and changed the way the world viewed the open sky. Soon thereafter, pilots began to track flights by attaching a pocket watch to their wrists. From then on, innovation in the air evolved and wristwatches gained importance.

It cannot be rigidly defined, which attributes a pilot’s watch must have. There are chronographs, but also usual manual winding and automatic models, and there are models with bidirectional rotating bezels for the measurement of intermediate times. There are navigation watches, which allow the calculation of positions and there are also watches with logarithmic slide rules with which flight distances can be calculated. Although these functions can’t be easily implemented on a smart watch, the look and feel can be mimicked quite well…

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