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Buyer’s Guide: 15 Best Pilot’s Watches to Choose From Buyer's Guide

Looking at our stats, I see that demand for recommendations regarding diving watches is a seasonal thing with most visitors coming in summer and then gradually declining till Christmas only to start growing again in early January. "Pilots" are different animals: I have an impression that people are always interested in "aviators" regardless of the time of season. So, for your reading pleasure, a choice of fifteen timekeepers from under $200 to more than $10,000 as priced by online retailers that I find worthy of being considered while shopping for your new (or maybe your very first!) pilot's watch this year.

Glashutte Original Senator Observer Automatic German watches

The Glashutte Original Senator Observer (ref. 100-14-07-02-30) brings you a very impressive mix of a perfect self-winding mechanism, a dial that is easy to read in any circumstances, and a nicely sculpted body inherited from an earlier iteration of the watch, all seasoned with that attention to even most minuscule details that only German watchmakers seem to exhibit regardless of the price tag that comes with their timekeepers.

Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date German watches

Like many wristwatches that were introduced recently by Swiss-based and German majors, the new Glashutte Original Seventies Chronograph Panorama Date is strongly inspired by models from the 1970s. Simple and elegant, the watch (especially versions with ruthenium grey and galvanized blue dials) offers superb legibility and is powered by a nicely decorated Caliber 37-02 self-winding movement with 70 hours of power reserve and one of the most refined oscillating weights that money can buy.

Glashutte Original Sixties Panorama Date Automatic German watches

Deliciously vintage, yet absolutely modern, the new Glashutte Original Sixties Panorama Date (ref. 39-47-06-02-04) successfully delivers everything that one could expect from a contemporary timepiece inspired by the roaring 1960s. With this new device, you get a clean, easily readable dial, as well as a meticulously designed and gorgeously executed self-winding caliber packed into a perfectly sculpted case. All in all, you get a timekeeper that perfectly represents a decade that put a man on the Moon and gave us Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin.

2012 Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar in Rose Gold and Steel German watches

Last month at Basel, the German watchmaker has presented its new take on their bestselling Glashutte Original PanoMaticLunar automatic watch. Coming in a little bit larger case than the outgoing model, the timepiece is available both in expensive rose (with a reddish tint to it) gold and in a more affordable stainless steel and can be ordered on a wide choice of straps, including a steel bracelet that adds to the grad total almost a thousand more Euros. Now, tell me about price targeting.

Glashutte Original Senator Observer in Stainless Steel German watches

I somehow missed it last year when the German watch manufacturer has introduced its elegant Glashutte Original Senator Observer model. Presented in white gold, it was as beautiful as it was expensive, so, for this year, the guys from the town of Glashütte decided to introduce a slightly more affordable version of the Observer in a finely crafted stainless steel body. Soon to be officially presented at Baselworld 2012, it will be designated as ref. 100-14-05-02-04.

Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar German watches

The refreshed Glashutte Original Senator Perpetual Calendar (refs. 100-02-22-12-05, 100-02-25-05-04 & 100-02-25-05-05) automatic watch offers one of the most legible mechanical calendar timekeepers money can buy. You will need a lot of money to get one, though: it is about twice as expensive than your normal ETA 7750-based "perpetual calendar" watch in a standard rose gold body of similar size.

Glashuette Original Sixties Square Tourbillon Limited Edition (Ref. 94-12-01-01-04) German watches

Revealed last month in Switzerland at Baselworld 2011, the new Glashuette Original Sixties Square Tourbillon (Ref. 94-12-01-01-04) automatic watch will be issued in a limited edition of only 50 pieces available to the world's financial elite and top executives of international corporations (as well as possibly some third-world warlords and heads of South American cartels.) Now, tell an average Jane about the global economic crisis.

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