It takes a special kind of person to become a wartime fighter pilot. The job requires nerves of steel; rock-solid determination to be a raptor in the skies and the soul of a warrior who is committed to duty. It takes a special kind of man to aim a plane straight for the sun, then pull a 360 and barrel roll toward his opponent, guns blazing, ripping the enemy to tatters. Extraordinary pilots demand extraordinary equipment. In the cockpit, a superb chronograph is an absolute necessity.
Our 1939 Aviator Chronograph is based on international styles circa 1939. The original was designed wider than the average men’s watch — 54 mm in diameter — with extra-large numerals to enhance readability in low-light situations. The hands are luminescent, including the arrow and two dots signifying Twelve O’clock High. Its black leather band is extra wide and extra-long, reflecting the aviator tradition of wearing the watch on the outside of one’s bomber jacket. The chronograph’s precision movement is accurate to within a fraction of a second each year, ensuring impeccable timing, whether behind the stick in the cockpit or in the war room at your office.