History of Pilot Watches
Historical Timeline of the Pilot Watch:
First Pilot Watch:
1903- Wright Brothers first successful heavier than air aircraft.
1904- Cartier Santos
1906- Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont is credited with first powered flight in Europe.
1909- Zenith crossed the english channel with french aviator Louis Charles Joseph Bleriot
1927- Longines Crossed the Atlantic with Charles Lindbergh.
Modern Pilot’s Watches Begin to Evolve
1936- IWC big pilot was created for the Luftwaffe
The Post-War Aviation Boom
1952- Breitling introduces Navitimer
1955- Rolex introduces GMT MASTER in collaboration with PAN AM Airways.
Kurek, A. (2018, March 30). History of Pilot Watches. Retrieved March 24, 2019, from https://jvwatchmakers.com/history-pilots-watches/