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 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. 





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