The History of the Pilot Watch

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The History of the Pilot Watch

Post by koimaster » December 17th 2016, 11:04pm

Today we’re going to look at the history of the pilot’s watch. It’s the first article in a series of five and we’re going to start with an unusual suspect… When it comes to the essential criteria for a pilot’s watch, like functionality and readability, Cartier’s Santos seems an odd fit except in one unassailable category: originality.

A Santos owner is a distinguished client who may well epitomize a certain daring that accompanied Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. In a time when men risked their lives to soar into the air, the world held its breath and watched. In the midst of all this attention, a novel wristwatch by Cartier appeared, and the world took notice. The watch is a tribute to a fearless age when determination knew no bounds. ... ntos-1904/ ... f-type-20/ ... nd-mark-v/ ... lindbergh/ ... ive-b-uhr/


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