Whether you are a pilot or not, it is safe to assume that everybody likes aviator watches when features and designs are laid on the table. For pilots, to be able to tell time accurately is a very important thing, especially when flying. Pilot watches usually have large, luminous dials that result in a more convenient way of reading the time whatever the weather condition may be. Multiple bezel readouts also give these watches the edge, assisting with wind correction angles and several pilot calculations.
In this article, we’ve identified the 5 best aviator watches available on the market!
Breitling Chronospace Evo Night Mission uses the SuperQuartz chronometer movement that is ten times more accurate than the standard quartz equivalents. Aside from its extra time zone feature, this wonderful timepiece has a unidirectional rotating bezel to aid in effectively measuring your diving time, while its 43 mm brushed black titanium case matched with a black rubber strap that gives that fierce style.
The marine blue dial certainly complements the titanium case, and the subdials are quite easy to read at a glance. It’s a great wrist watch that looks and feels luxurious, and does not fall short on the performance as well.
Looking for a sleek watch with a simple but exquisite design? IWC Pilots Top Gun‘s black ion-plated stainless steel timepiece uses a Swiss-made mechanical chronograph that guarantees accuracy. With its power reserve of 68 hours, it can survive your long and tasking activity. The thick white markers are easy to see at a glance, with the added feature of a date display window located at 3 o’clock.
The watch dial window is made of sapphire crystal that assures durability and class, a true hallmark of a timeless wrist watch that will stand the test of time. What’s not to love about that? With everything that this watch has to offer, it certainly deserves a spot in your collection!
This 43 mm timepiece installs precision by using the Japanese-quartz movement. Its chronograph retrograde movement can identify date and time with the highest accuracy. AVI-8 Hawker Harrier II is water-resistant and can survive a depth of 165 feet (50 M).
One thing that we love the most about this watch is its aesthetics. The dial’s layered design has a multi-dimensional look that makes it unique from other watches. With this timepiece, you can enjoy all of these features at a more affordable price. We describe its style as a perfect classic aviation watch look with a solid modern feel to it.
Another impressive offering from Breitling is the Breitling Colt’s Chronograph Automatic. This wristwatch provides precision in time-telling without worrying about the power supply, given its power reserve that can last up to 42 hours.
The white subdials certainly stand out from the blue main dial, which is protected by a highly durable sapphire crystal to prevent any scratches and dents. The 44 mm stainless steel case feels heavy-duty and solid when worn. The luminous hands and markers are bright enough to be seen in the darkest of environments. With the stylish and comfortable urban leather strap, this watch oozes class.
As the most affordable pilot watch on this list, this one cannot be taken lightly. This Timex Intelligent Quartz Fly-Back guarantees almost the same solid features that others on the list have at a very reasonable price. With its 4-hour chronograph that can measure up to 1/5th second, it reassures accuracy in time-telling. This watch also features Timex’s patented Indiglo light-up watch dial, which allows the watch face to light up at the push of a button! Now that’s one solid deal.
Visually, what sets this apart from other traditional chronographs is the artistic placement of the subdials, which is certainly unique and makes this wrist watch look more modern and contemporary.