Pilot Watches

Pilot Watches

The most well-known of all the tool watches, whether you’re sitting in the pilot’s seat or just enjoying the view from 40,000 feet, our round up of the best pilot watches will help you find the right tool for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike.

Pilot Watch Collections

Breitling Navitimer
Breitling Navitimer

With an iconic beaded bezel, Breitling Navitimer is home to complications such as a chronograph, slide rule and GMT function for the ultimate pilot’s companion.

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Oris Big Crown Watches

A great choice if you want a vintage pilot watch, Oris’ distinguished collection of aviation watches hark back to their beginning in the 1940’s, and are designed and tested in collaboration with former pilots of the Swiss Air Force.

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Hamilton Khaki Aviation Watches

Always looking for new and innovative ways to serve the aviation community, Hamilton became the official watch of commercial airlines in the U.S. in the 1930’s. Today they work with air squadrons all over the world and are the Official Timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship - one of the most exciting and high-adrenaline sports in the world.

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Citizen Eco Drive

Throwing out the rule book when it comes to the accepted traditions of pilot watch design, a citizen watch gives you all the information you could ever need in the air right at your fingertips. Boasting features such as World Time, UTC display, shock sensor and a built in compass, Citizen continues to break boundaries in both performance and style.

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Ladies Pilot Watches

Shop By Dial Colour
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An eye-catching feature of your watch, the dial colour is an important element of a timepiece. Whether it’s a statement in striking tones, or a classic style in neutral hues, the dial colour helps to determine the overall aesthetic and legibility of your timepiece.

Why Choose Beaverbrooks?

Looking for a pilot’s watch to treasure? We’re here with all the advice and help you need when choosing the right timepiece. We’ll help you explore iconic brands, collections and complications for the pilot’s watch that’s perfect for you.

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Shop our range of pilot’s watches in one of our 80 Beaverbrooks stores across the UK. Our friendly experts are on hand to guide you through the timepieces and answer any questions you may have. Book a personal appointment at your local stockist of your desired watch brand, and pop in to see us.

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Experts in pilot watches

“Crafted for the demands of high altitudes, pilot watches require extreme precision, durability, and advanced complications to carry out necessary calculations. A pilot’s watch truly is a tool look no other.”

Bruce, Head of Luxury Brands.

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When choosing the right pilot’s watch for you, we understand you may not know what to look out for, and may have many questions. If you need help or advice, you can call us on 0800 169 2329, talk to us via live chat or send us an email via our online form.

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A Guide To Buying A Breitling
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One of the most revered watch brands in the world, Breitling watches are an unrivalled example of Swiss craftsmanship. The official supplier to the world of aviation, Breitling are also the world’s only watch brand to equip every major model with chronometer certified movements.

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Bremont | Luxury British Watches
Bremont | Luxury British Watches

Quintessentially British, Bremont are firmly making a name for themselves in the watchmaking world. Engineering luxury watches with a deep rooted passion for aviation, Bremont timepieces are crafted for the extreme.

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Pilot Watch FAQs

Potentially detrimental to your watch’s accuracy, magnetism can be a big problem for pilots. To overcome this, some watches such as the Bremont MBI II encase the movement in a soft-iron Faraday cage which routes any potentially damaging magnetism around the movement.

A function which enables you to instantly reset and restart the chronograph, this is an extremely practical function for a pilot, especially during a series of timed aerobatic manoeuvres which follow on immediately from one another. It also plays an important role in military aviation, as it allows the pilot to read the timing for two consecutive events simultaneously.

In the time before the widespread availability of modern calculation devices, navigational calculations were performed with a slide rule. Originally popularised by Breitling on it s 1952 Navitimer, the miniature rotary slide rule is probably the feature most readily associated with pilot watches and is capable of making all the calculations necessary for in-flight navigation.

A useful function if flying long distances, a GMT watch is designed to show two timezones simultaneously.

GMT (which stands for Greenwich Mean Time) is the zero point on the 24 hours scale of international timezones. From here, all other timezones are either plus or minus GMT.

Your GMT watch can be set to both the local and GMT time, which will then enable you to calculate the time anywhere in the world by simply adding or subtracting the right number of hours. If your watch has a GMT bezel, you can also use this to track a third timezone.