Cloudscape

Bring high-octane cool back to ground zero with The Watch Gallery’s collection of aviation watches.

Unless you’re dodging bullets for a living in the skies of WWII, an aviation watch provides more a technical touch than an airbourne instrument. Pilot or pedestrian, you can still propel your style to a higher altitude thanks to luxury design, elite craftsmanship and a thoroughly classic finish. Hit the landing strip with some serious wrist trophies after the jump.

ALPINA STARTIMER PILOT QUARTZ, £785

The Alpina Startimer Chronograph is designed for life in the fast lane. A multitude of features including the high quality quartz chronograph movement, capable of timing from 1/10th of a second to 30 minutes, and the highly legible green dial with white markers make the Startimer a perfect complement for serious aviation enthusiasts who like to push the boundaries. Moreover, the stylish steel case and black ‘Cordura’ strap ensures the pilot, as well as the plane, is in safe hands.

ZENITH PILOT MONTRE D’AERONEF RED BARON, £6,000

Following the success of the Zenith Pilot Montre D’Aeronef Type 20 Manual Watch Zenith have created a whole new range of automatic watches. The ‘Red Baron’ Limited Edition is a tribute to Albrecht von Richthofen – the legendary pilot famed for his 80 air combat victories. The case is made of titanium with a DLC coating.

BREITLING CHRONOMAT 44 STEEL, £6,600

The ultimate travel watch the Chronomat 44 GMT is an exceptional timepiece in regard to performance, style and usability. Simply by pulling out the crown and turning it either forwards or backwards the user can move between time zones without losing the precision afforded by the exemplary Caliber B04 automatic movement culminating in one of the finest dual time zone functions available. A third time zone reading is provided by the rotating bezel whilst the luminescent hands and markers, date aperture and three sub-dials- capable of measuring 1/4th second, 30 minutes, 12 hours- complete the outstanding functionality of this Chronomat 44.

BREMONT ALT1-P BLACK DIAL, £3,895

Bremont ALT1-P black dial men’s watch housed within a round 43mm hardened steel case. Part of the Bremont Altitude range, the ALT1-P features an internally rotating bezel operated by the crown at 8 o’clock, date display at 4.30, chrono sub-dials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, luminous hands and numerals which makes the ALT1-P a popular choice among aviation professionals.

BELL & ROSS BR03 GOLDEN HERITAGE, £3,950

An aviation watch designed for professionals, the BR03-94 GOLDEN HERITAGE model is the quintessential timepiece for the modern man. Featuring gold hands for added luxury and two additional sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock, this model comes on a tan leather strap reminiscent of the period style that permeates every collection. This is the perfect watch for anyone who loves an adherence to the historical but also appreciates a modern twist.

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