Top 5 Pilot Watches Of 2015

<strong>The Most Controversial - Patek Philippe Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time</strong>
1 The Most Controversial - Patek Philippe Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time

The most talked about watch at Baselworld 2015, the Patek Philippe Ref. 5524 Calatrava Pilot Travel Time pays tribute to the brand’s heritage in pilot’s watches. Unveiled in white gold, the new Calatrava Pilot Travel Time features the patented Travel Time mechanism, which enables frequent flyers to keep time in two different time zones, and is powered by the self-winding caliber 324 S C FUS movement with the innovative Spiromax® balance spring that we saw in last year’s Nautilus Travel Time. Please click here for more

<strong>The Most Complicated - IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar In Stainless Steel</strong>
2 The Most Complicated - IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar In Stainless Steel

Manufactured exclusively for the IWC London boutique, which opened its doors in London’s New Bond Street in Mayfair last year, the Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar is limited to 38 pieces. IWC don’t make steel perpetual calendars often, so the watch drew big crowds to the new boutique. The watch features hours, minutes, running seconds as well as date, month, year, and a power reserve, all backed by the brand’s 51613 in-house perpetual calendar caliber. Please click here for more

 <strong>The Largest – Zenith Pilot Type 20 Skeleton</strong>
3 The Largest – Zenith Pilot Type 20 Skeleton

Zenith has had deep ties to the world of aviation, manufacturing some of the first flight instruments including altimeters, chronographs and onboard watches for pilots. While the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Skeleton is no traditional pilot watch, it honors the brand’s proud history by integrating its iconic 5011 pocket-watch caliber used in some of its earliest pilot watches. Measuring a whopping 60mm the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Skeleton is the largest, and most expensive watch in this list. Please click here for more

 <strong>The Safest – Breitling Emergency II</strong>
4 The Safest – Breitling Emergency II

The Breitling Emergency II alerts rescue personnel should a catastrophic emergency arise, including boating, hiking, and aviation accidents occurring in remote locations. In the event of an emergency, an antenna embedded inside the caseband can be pulled out to send a signal to a low altitude satellite in space. The signal provides accurate and reliable distress data to the search and rescue agencies. After the rescue is completed the watch can be sent back to Breitling to be re-loaded and sent back to you free of charge. Please click here for more

<strong>The Most Unconventional - Peter Speake-Marin Wing Commander 42MM Titanium Orange</strong>
5 The Most Unconventional - Peter Speake-Marin Wing Commander 42MM Titanium Orange

Peter Speake-Marin is spearheading the revival of British watchmaking, releasing collections that are intrinsically tied to his country’s heritage. The Wing Commander is no different. Presented in a titanium case, it features a large date at 12 o’clock and oversized roman numerals at 3 and 6 o’clock. Making this atypical pilot watch very legible – a critical element for pilots. Peter Speake-Marin’s Wing Commander also features a neat power reserve, and a quite spectacular orange seconds disk inspired by the brand’s topping tool logo. Please click here for more

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