What are the best pilot watches?

Pilot watches originated in the early 20th century when pilots desperately needed to monitor time during aviation and flights. Since then, pilot watches have not only been modernized for functionality but for design and fashion too. If you're a fan of chronographs, then you'll love this list!

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    #1IWC Big Pilot's Watch

    IWC Big Pilot's Watch

    The IWC Big Pilot's Watch features a stainless steel case that's automatic, self-winding, and measures exactly 46.2 mm in Diameter. It has a soft-iron inner case that can protect against magnetic fields and a 7-day power reserve.



    Gerald Rose
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "If you want to talk about some high-quality watches, it doesn't get any better than the pilot watches IWC has to offer. Just by looking at this Big Pilot's watch, you could already tell that it's born of luxury and not necessity. I guess the price justifies it too. Truly, a high-class chronograph in today's market."
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    #2Breitling Exospace B55

    Breitling Exospace B55

    The Breitling Exospace B55 is an example of how Breitling was able to insert a smartphone's services into a watch to further increase its functionality. It's equipped with an exclusive caliber that's tailor-made for pilots and yachtsmen.



    Stephen Collins
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "As I was looking for pilot watches Breitling, this piece really caught my attention. The design of the B55 Exospace really gives it a sleek and futuristic look to go with the features that it offers. When it comes to choosing watches, I really prioritize aesthetics more than anything and I absolutely love how it looks. 👌"
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    #3Bell & Ross Collection Aviation 03-94

    Bell & Ross Collection Aviation 03-94

    The Bell & Ross Collection Aviation BR is a chronograph that features a sporty design with a square face inspired by aeronautical instrumentation. It has black rubber and heavy-duty synthetic fabric straps with a satin-brushed steel case.



    Arthur Mason
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "In my opinion, this aviation piece from Bell & Ross is one of the best pilot watches available on the market because of its unique design. The square face really elevates its style to a whole new level. It's a great fashion as well as statement piece and practically goes well with any outfit. "
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    #4Promaster Skyhawk A-T

    Promaster Skyhawk A-T

    The Promaster Skyhawk A-T Titanium Men's Watch features an intricate design and radio-controlled accuracy perfection when it comes to atomic timekeeping. It has eco drive power and can receive radio signals automatically and on-demand.



    Howard Miller
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "The pilot watches Citizen has in its selection is always a treat, especially this Skyhawk A-T from the Promaster series. The dial along with the full stainless steel strap is probably its most attractive asset and best feature. It looks intricate and and really rounds off that high-class look."
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    #5Longines Heritage GMT

    Longines Heritage GMT

    The Longines Heritage GMT is a watch that features a self-winding mechanical movement beating at 28'800 vibrations per hour that provides almost 48 hours of power reserve. It has a black alligator strap with a black-matte dial.



    Gary Herrera
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "I personally like this Longines Heritage piece because I'm more into a minimalist and simplistic aesthetic when it comes to chronographs. This piece really fits that description when you look at its case, the dial, and the leather strap to boot."
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    #6Hamilton Khaki Aviation

    Hamilton Khaki Aviation

    The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Day Date is based on the design of cockpit instruments. It flaunts white details on a dark dial, a throwback to the first day of flight. The stainless-steel case measures at exactly 46mm with a leather strap.


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    Adam Rogers
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "If we're talking about chronographs with a classic aesthetic, then it doesn't get anymore classic than this Hamilton Aviation piece. The stainless steel case that rocks simple white on black details along with the brown leather strap makes it look real vintage and classy at the same time."
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    #7Bremont ALT1-ZT

    Bremont ALT1-ZT

    The Bremont ALT1-ZT/51 is has kept its status of being popular amongst the military squadrons that Bremont has worked with. Compared to its previous model, it now boasts a cleaner dial with the newly applied SuperLumiNova index markers.



    Keith Young
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "I just love the dark and rustic vibe that this model has. It's quite simple yet looks very intricate at the same time. A perfect piece to complete both a casual look or a formal outfit. 👍"
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    #8Garmin D2

    The Garmin D2 consists of direct-to and nearest buttons that use a worldwide airport database as well as an adjustable altimeter with baro settings and a compass. It can display multiple time zones and can wirelessly receive flight plans.



    Terry Brooks
    Written on July 2, 2019
    "The Garmin D2 really speaks to me as an aviation watch that is multi-functional. It's digital display has a lot of features that can really help in navigating through areas. It almost feels like it could be a great tool for any type of outdoor activity. 😁"


Best What are the best pilot watches
1IWC Big Pilot's WatchApparel 16 Paid
2Breitling Exospace B55Apparel 11 Paid
3Bell & Ross Collection Aviation 03-94Apparel 10 Paid
4Promaster Skyhawk A-TApparel 3 Paid
5Longines Heritage GMTApparel 2 Paid
6Hamilton Khaki Aviation Apparel 2 Paid
7Bremont ALT1-ZTApparel 2 Paid
8Garmin D2Apparel 1 Paid

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