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Luxury watches on your wrist

13 February, 2022 |

Here is an overview of some classic, noble pilot’s watches. If you want to buy such a luxury watch, there is an extensive range available. Below you will find a selection of particularly elegant pilot’s watches that everyone should be happy about.

Noble pilot’s watches: The Cartier Santos was the first

The history of pilot’s watches goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, the pilot Alberto Santos Dumont wanted a watch with which he could easily read the time during the flight. The watchmaker Louis Cottier took on the task and developed the Cartier Santos, a simple but easy-to-read wristwatch with a square shape. The white dial with the black, Roman numerals goes very well with the simple, but definitely noble overall impression. The movement is mechanical and wound by hand. The 1904 Santos by Cartier is the world’s first pilot’s watch. You can buy the watch from around about Ksh5 million.

The Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” from the Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen ranks further up the price list for pilot’s watches. Here, noble-looking red gold meets a brown alligator leather strap. 18k gold is attached to the back. The watch was created in honor of the writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. For approximately Ksh4,500,000, the watch is yours. There are only 270 pieces of it  in the market.

Breitling examples shine with precious red gold

Of course, Breitling should not be missing from the luxurious pilot’s watches. Malcolm Scott wore the Navitimer Cosmonaute on his 1962 space expedition. In addition to a red gold version, it is also available with a stainless steel case. Characteristic of the Navitimer is the display of 24 hours to make it easier for the astronauts to orient themselves day and night. You can buy the Navitimer for Ksh7 million. Breitling’s Emergeny II, a slightly more modern model with an additional digital display, is twice as expensive. The special thing about this watch is that it is equipped with an emergency micro-transmitter that can save lives in an emergency.

Finally, there is a JeanRichard with a titanium case and automatic chronograph. Large digits make it easier to read, the design is modern and classic. It is available in stores for around Ksh4,500,000.

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