Since the early days of aviation, pilots have relied on their watches to ensure they have the accurate time whilst in the cockpit. Over the years these watches have evolved to incorporate more features to provide pilots with key information throughout their flight, from GPS to chronographic elements. Here at Flightstore we offer a selection of some of the best pilot watches from top industry leading brands such as Citizen, Torgoen and LaCrosse.
The History of Pilot Watches
The technological developments behind pilot watches have set the standard for many of the timepieces available to the public. In 1904 the very first pilot watch was created by Cartier after a pilot complained that it was difficult to check the time using the standard pocket watch. Cartier then developed one of the first wrist watches which incorporated a number of features designed to make flying easier. The watch was able to calculate everything from fuel consumption to air speed, plus it eradicated the need for pilots to continually pull their pocket watch out to check the time!
Over the years, pilot watches have further developed to withstand the needs of aviation workers. Whether you are purchasing one for yourself or as a gift for the pilot in your life, you are guaranteed to find the right match for you in our pilot watch collection. For more cockpit essentials, why not take a look at our dedicated pilot sunglasses section?