Designed for legibility and accuracy, flieger or pilot watches are one of the most dependable ways to tell time. Everyday Carry rounded up the best pilot-style watches that are great whether or not you spend time in a cockpit. We want that Steinhart Nav B-Uhr Flieger.
THE BEST Watches
The latest colorway in the rugged G-SHOCK line features a bold yellow accent color on its face, hands, and peeking out from the inside of the strap. We prefer the clean contrast of the GA100’s basic black dial to the camouflage print on the dial of the GA110. Drops 6/2017.
Watch collector-turned-artist Dan Tanenbaum customized Kidrobot’s iconic Dunny vinyl figure by attaching watch parts to its head and body. Each piece is a one-off and took 20 to 30 hours to complete. Most of them are sold out, but they’re priced like expensive watches anyway.
Originally released in the ’80s, this diving watch features designer Giorgetto Giugiaro’s trademark asymmetrical strap placement and a case grip to make it easier to rotate the bezel underwater. Available with a silver- or gold-coated case, each limited to 2,000 pieces.
Bell & Ross’ first square diving watch. The BR 03-92 Diver is water-resistant up to 1000ft. It’s also shock- and magnetic-resistant and has a unidirectional rotating bezel that can be used to time dives. It comes with a rubber strap with a buckle and a fabric strap with a Velcro closure.
Based on the amazing engineering we first saw in the HYT H1, the H0 has a minimal black display with bright green hands which display minutes and seconds, while a tube of fluid around its face shows the current hour. Also available in silver w/orange or blue accents.
This huge 50x57mm stainless steel and black IP timepiece from Diesel features five individual time dials, letting you track time in multiple time zones at a glance. Each of the four perimeter dials are set with their own crowns, while the center dial is set on back.
Inspired by their new Velar SUV, Land Rover teamed up with Zenith to create a timepiece that any driver would happy to have on their wrist. The 42mm watch has a burnished copper and brushed slate face, three sub-dials, and a rubber strap covered in perforated calfskin.
This limited edition chronograph pays tribute to the Renault Sport Formula One team, with a 42mm black ceramic case, 37-jewel Swiss movement, AR-coated sapphire crystal, a carbon fiber dial with automotive gauge styling, and a woven black rubber and fabric strap.
South Korean company Dot claims that it’s already mass producing its award-winning design for a Braille smartwatch. The eponymous watch not only tells the time – it can also display phone notifications, navigation and more. It also has quick reply and action buttons.
Jaguar teamed up with watchmaker Bremont to create this stellar timepiece which pays tribute to the lightweight E-Type which won its class at the 1963 12 Hours of Sebring. The watch features a red-stitched strap which mimics racing stripes, and other auto-inspired details.
Named after Breitling’s aerobatic racing plane, the Colt Skyracer is made of Breitlight – a material that’s lighter and stronger than titanium. It also has a practical white-on-black display, glare-proof sapphire crystal and a removable rubber strap that doubles as a ruler.
It’s not the first of its kind, but the NIWA (Nixie Watch) will hopefully be a stylish take on the nixie tube wristwatch. It uses IN-16 tubes and uses a gyro sensor to make the tubes light up when you raise your arm to look at the watch. It lasts up to 6 days per charge.
M&Co.’s brass-cased, leather-strapped design is about as classic as you can get, but its partial dial adds just a touch of whimsy and modernism. Despite having numbers only in the upper-left quadrant, your brain will easily fill in the rest. Comes in 40mm and 33mm sizes.
Designed to celebrate the launch of the new Bentley Continental Supersports, this limited-edition digtal/analog timepiece features a titanium case, a carbon fiber dial, and a red-edged rubber strap, and connects with an app to log lap times and other racing data.
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