Pilot replica watches for sale are almost as old as aviation itself – consider, for example, the Santos Dumont, the practical yet joyously sleek piece Louis Cartier produced back in 1904 for the eponymous pilot/inventor/adventurer (simultaneously opening the bidding for the world’s first purpose-designed wristwatch). War would see a more utilitarian timepiece take to the air, as pilots required accurate timing to guide their missions however uncomfortable the going. The realm of the skies became watchmaking manna with the advent of commercial long-haul flying, when aircrew and passengers alike sought out models with the added benefit of a second time zone or world-time function. But for those looking for its purest attributes, it pays to go back in time to the cool, retro-inspired ranges produced by the likes of Breitling, Longines and IWC.
What is a pilot watch?
Although many pilot fake watches online trade on the glamour of man-made flight, their guiding mantra is typically that of good old fashioned utility. Just like any other cockpit instrument, these timepieces are designed with legibility first and foremost in mind. Often that means a large dial of well over 40mm, a chunky crown for making adjustments on the fly and a whole lot of luminosity so that the time can be read at all hours of the day. Distraction is the deathly enemy of a pilot watch, so most tend to eschew extravagant complications for fear of distracting from their original purpose – Breitling’s Navitimer is the rarefied exception to this clutter-free ethos.
For the sake of simply giving you more wrist candy to browse below, we’ve also thrown a few GMT replica watches wholesale into the mix as well. Technically, these are a different beast entirely to any pilot watch as they’re made for travellers who need to keep an eye on two time zones at once – not those who are paid to jet them to their destination. Since both models wouldn’t exist without the advent of the aeroplane and the Rolex GMT-Master II is a thing of absolute beauty in its own right, we’re not going to get too hung up on dictionary definitions. Either way, if you’re looking for a watch that reaches for the skies, start here.
Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi Replica Watches
Arriving with the new jet set in 1955 and designed to meet the needs of intercontinental airline pilots, the high quality replica Rolex GMT-Master watches features local time, home time via an arrow-tipped “GMT” hand and an optional third time reference thanks to the rotating 24-hour bezel, which is always two-tone to indicate day and night. The set-up has barely changed over the years, although a new movement was introduced in 1982 with the perfect Rolex GMT-Master II copy watches. The undisputed king of all world travellers, models exist in Oystersteel and precious metals, but in all its versions – from “Pepsi” to “Rootbeer” and “Batman” – its popularity means there is a waiting list of several years to acquire one.
Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 43 Fake Watches
The luxury replica Breitling Navitimer is the pilot’s watches for many, and while we might pine for a vintage small-diameter one, who can resist this new range? Still with its air speed-calculating slide rule function that has born many a cockpit-based daydream, it’s unashamedly big at 46mm. While this might seem a little too much on the large side for some, legibility is an absolute must for such a competent chronograph. And with that coppery salmon dial, we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Replica Cartier Santos Watches
No, you haven’t strayed into the dress watch section. Sure, just like Rami Malek seems a natural AAA Cartier fake watches ambassador, the Santos wants you to suit up. But this curved piece of French horology has deep aviator roots. Powered by their 1847MC caliber, its rivet-look case and the heptagonal crown have a story. Created for Cartier’s friend Santos-Dumont, cheap UK Cartier super clone watches sat on his wrist while being the first person to ever be filmed while flying an airplane, in 1906.