Pilots' watches

Devoted to civilian or military airline pilots, pilots’ watches are generally characterised by large watch cases and optimal legibility in daytime as well as night-time. They can also provide various useful complications while in flight, such as a chronograph, a flyback function, or even still, a GMT function.

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103 St Sa
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - October 21, 2010
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
76/100

Sinn is a well-known brand for the watches' amateurs for almost 50 years. But less known from the general public. I have tested for you a historical model of the Frankfurt's brand: the 103 St Sa.

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Retail price France at October 21, 2010 :
2,170.00 €
BR 126 Original Black
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
By Florian Matrion - December 14, 2010
Editor's opinion
69.5/100
Users' rating
71/100

Bell & Ross has introduced a new range in 2010: the BR 126. It is an important step in the brand's history. Here is the demonstration with the review of the BR 126 Original Black.

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Retail price France at December 14, 2010 :
2,600.00 €
Pioneer Mk I (Primus 1938 Fliegerchronograph)
Editor's opinion
66/100
By Florian Matrion - March 15, 2011
Editor's opinion
66/100
Users' rating
79/100

Not everyone has heard of Hanhart's pilot's chronograph, yet it really is a classic reference amongst military wristwatches. Here's an introduction to the Pioneer Mk I (formerly known as the Primus 1938).

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Retail price France at March 15, 2011 :
2,690.00 €
Type 21 BNL tricompax
Editor's opinion
53/100
By Florian Matrion - October 25, 2010
Editor's opinion
53/100
Users' rating
70/100

Endowed watch for the French army pilots in the 1950's, the Dodane Type 21 is nowadays released in a limited edition. Let's see if this modern version is worthy as its famous predecessor.

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Retail price France at October 25, 2010 :
3,150.00 €
BR 01-92 Radar
Editor's opinion
63/100
By Florian Matrion - January 13, 2011
Editor's opinion
63/100
Users' rating
79/100

A new model issued in 2010, the BR 01-92 Radar stands as a conceptual evolution of the BR Instrument, as it has no hands! Will it hit the bull's eye? Let's check it out together!

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Retail price France at January 13, 2011 :
3,900.00 €
Flieger Chronographe
Editor's opinion
70.5/100
By Florian Matrion - September 1, 2010
Editor's opinion
70.5/100
Users' rating
77/100

With this 16th generation of aviator's watches, IWC breaks some rectilinear aesthetical codes that have made the success of the Flieger's. Review of this new Flieger Chronograph.

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Retail price France at September 1, 2010 :
3,990.00 €
Navitimer
Editor's opinion
70/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
70/100
Users' rating
75/100

The Navitimer has forged the actual identity of Breitling : the watch as an aviator's tool. Let's discover this great chronograph designed for the most emblematic adventurers of an era.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
4,175.00 €
Super Avenger Black Steel Limited Edition
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
By Florian Matrion - December 9, 2010
Editor's opinion
63.5/100
Users' rating
65/100

Breitling revisits one of its reference models and puts it in stealth mode. Reliability, testosterone and unconventional dimensions. The question is: will you measure up to the machine?

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Retail price France at December 9, 2010 :
4,500.00 €
Submariner Date 16610
Editor's opinion
72/100
By Florian Matrion - September 3, 2010
Editor's opinion
72/100
Users' rating
81/100

While waiting for this new version to be “accessible”, review of one of the most famous diving watch of the watch making world: the Rolex Submarine 16610. A definitely multitask watch.

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Retail price France at September 3, 2010 :
4,610.00 €
BR01-94 Pro
Editor's opinion
56/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
56/100
Users' rating
64/100

The BR01 with its direct aircraft clock origins and respectable size of 46mm x 46mm, has become the icon of Bell & Ross :  it's a radical watch, which promises to make an impact on anyone. 

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
5,500.00 €
Type XX / XXI
Editor's opinion
76.5/100
By Florian Matrion - January 28, 2011
Editor's opinion
76.5/100
Users' rating
78/100

Straight out of the 1950's, the Type XX/XXI collection has some of the most well-known Breguet models. Let's review this perfect link between the post-war period and 20th century.

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Retail price France at January 28, 2011 :
5,800.00 €
AMVOX I
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
65.5/100
Users' rating
81/100

Boasting multiple collaborations and common values, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin allied themselves again in 2005 to celebrate the 40 year birthday of the Polaris and the DB5 with a new panel.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
7,500.00 €
Big Pilot
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
By Florian Matrion - June 4, 2010
Editor's opinion
68.5/100
Users' rating
80/100

On the catalogue for now nearly 10 years, the Big Pilot is the highlight model of the “Flieger” scale, with high level dimensions and movement.

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Retail price France at June 4, 2010 :
11,400.00 €