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 change with french aviator Louis Charles Joseph Bleriot

 

1927- Longines Crossed the Atlantic with Charles Lindbergh.

 

Modern Pilots 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. 

 

 

Reference:

 

Kurek, A. (2018, March 30). History of Pilot Watches. Retrieved March 24, 2019, from https://jvwatchmakers.com/history-pilots-watches/