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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.


Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic Automatic Cal. 4069 Swiss Watches

The new Zenith Elite Chronograph Classic Cal. 4069 wristwatch is, as you have probably already guessed, equipped with the brand's new caliber 4069 automatic movement and is offered in relatively inexpensive steel and much more impressively priced gold version. At this time, this is one of the most interesting choices when it comes to "dressy" chronographs with character.


Zenith El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing Special Edition Swiss Watches

Available in two finishes and sporting a fairly impressive size of whole 45 millimeters in diameter, the new Zenith El Primero Stratos Spindrift Racing Special Edition (refs. 75.2060.4061/21.R573 & 86.2060.4061/21.R573) automatic chronograph wristwatch tries to mix into a single convincing package such iconic elements of their design as signature rotating bezel, cloverleaf-style dial cutout that shows the timekeeper's inner workings, as well as an El Primero movement. What's really surprising is that the final product doesn't look too eclectic: while standing a bit dangerously to the 'love it or hate it' category, it is in fact quite an organic-looking watch that will certainly find a niche of its own.


Dior Chiffre Rouge C03 Moonphase Automatic Fashion watches / Swiss Watches

Offering a completely outrageous blend of materials and textures, the new Dior Chiffre Rouge C03 (ref. ref. CD084C11A003) automatic wristwatch seems to be inspired by some extremely eclectic fashion collection. The polished gold of the indicators and hour markers (well, actually the elements are gold-plated), the slate gray of the dial and body create a watch that looks like an ultimate fashion accessory that may get you in trouble with your parents if they are of a more traditional kind. If only it wasn't so small!


Zenith El Primero Volcano Special Edition (Ref. 51.2040.400/91.C496) Swiss Watches

While there are many so called "two tone" watches that feature combinations of greyish still or titanium (or some other metal including, but not limited to, platinum and zirconium) and different alloys of gold, there are only a few models that really nail that perfect mix of colors and textures. Of course, this is purely a matter of personal tastes and preferences, but this new Zenith El Primero Volcano Special Edition (Ref. 51.2040.400/91.C496) seems to belong precisely to that category.


Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Rolling Stones Edition Swiss Watches

With its new Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Rolling Stones Edition (ref. 03.2048.4061/77.C496), the Swiss watchmaker probably tries to appeal to hearts (as well as wallets and credit cards) of baby boomers: those men and women in their sixties that remember year 1969. Some of them actually saw Jimi Hendrix performing Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock 1969, attended Led Zeppelin's Summer 1969 North American Tour, while the luckiest of them even managed to see at least one of 16 shows of The Rolling Stones American Tour 1969.


Bvlgari Octo Chronograph Automatic Swiss Watches

For this year, the Italian fashion brand has updated its signature Octo family with a beautiful Bvlgari Octo Chronograph automatic wrist watch. With its extremely complex-looking body featuring as many as 110 surfaces that are alternately machine-brushed and polished, this gorgeous timekeeper makes your average "sporty" chronograph look like a dull and chunky piece of metal that also happens to have a movement inside.


Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT 1903 Limited Edition (Ref. 96.2431.693/ 21.C740) Swiss Watches

Something tells me that most of you must remember the great (in all meanings of the word) Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 watch that the Swiss watchmaker has had revealed about two years ago. Last year, the brand has introduced a new version of the watch, albeit in a smaller (but still defiantly massive) body and featuring a second time zone indicator. For the next year, the company delivered yet another version of the timepiece inspired by aviator watches of the early 20th century. Called Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 GMT 1903 Limited Edition, the device bears the same layout and dimensions, but comes with a lot more appealing "vintage" styling.



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