Speed, adrenaline, and a sense of freedom – no wonder so many people are fascinated by aviation. True enthusiasts wear this passion not only in their heart, but also on their wrist. For those we have created our aviator watches. Because only they can understand how essential the precise engineer’s art and fastest legibility are, so that every adventure in your everyday life will achieve a successful landing.
For All Those Who Want to Aim High: Victorinox Swiss Pilot’s Watches
Robust case, large illuminated numerals and hands, sporty instrumentation – just a single glance is sufficient for collectors and connoisseurs to identify the character and style of an aviator watch. The design demonstrates clarity and vision; the function promises determination and precision. What are pilot watches? In short: a pilot’s watch on your wrist is a statement piece and the man wearing it is not a gambler. He has clear objectives in his sights and knows at all times exactly how to achieve them. Every aviator watch from Victorinox is an homage to the pioneers of the air; developed for men who want to aim high and yet remain uncompromisingly grounded at the same time.
The highest engineering art – an homage to the pioneers of aviation: The history of pilot’s watches, as we now know them, goes back to the Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos Dumont. The decisive factor in this was the unsuitability of the pocket watches common at that time, which were extremely difficult to read correctly and reliably while flying. This led to the creation of the “Cartier Santos” model, which is still made to this day and still characterizes the distinctive design of pilot’s watches.
Unwavering precision – despite all the challenges of everyday life: Vibration, temperature fluctuations, magnetic charges, moisture; first generation pilot’s watches were exposed to extreme stresses, and the challenge was to protect the movement from these external influences and guarantee uncompromising precision. Nowadays the circumstances have changed; an aviator watch rarely has to replace a malfunctioning onboard computer in practice; it is frequently worn outside the cockpit, and yet: the demand for accuracy and reliability in a Swiss pilot’s watch is essential, as high now as it ever has been.
Sporty look to the instrumentation – unmistakably masculine in character: The case, bezel, hands, and dial of a pilot’s watch are designed to be large, clear, and robust, irrespective of the specific model. They want to be seen and will attract plenty of attention. This aura emphasizes their masculine touch – and that’s also why wearing them is so popular among men and women. Unlike diving watches, with pilot’s watches the rotatable bezel can be moved in both directions. Pilots use the additional minute display as a navigation aid and they read the number of flight minutes from the bezel. For this purpose the zero is set on the minute hand.
Tried and tested concepts – individual strengths: Alliance, I. N. O. X, Maverick, AirBoss – with our Swiss pilot’s watches Victorinox relies on tried and tested design and strong basic character. Fans of mechanical movements will find what they’re looking for too, just like all those who appreciate a modern, colorful design and wear their good mood on their wrist. Added to that are the functional aspects that serve individual requirements, and a whole spectrum of variable parameters within every range. Because multifunctionality has been our promise since the invention of the Swiss Army Knife and we stand by that promise with our brand.
Individual statement – stylistically confident and clear in its own standards: A pilot’s watch from Victorinox is always an individual statement as well. A commitment to Swissness, design, and individuality. Because a pilot leaves nothing to chance, even on safe ground, and always expects over a hundred percent from a watch, just as from him/herself. That’s also why our watches are equipped with exclusive extras that enhance their comfort and usefulness, even if you don’t need a carbon case tested in space, a survival paracord strap, or a USB-chargeable flashlight every day.
Our reference for excellence – our company’s own competence center in Delémont: How can a second time zone and a perpetual calendar be integrated harmoniously into the design of the dial? What should the features of the case be like? What materials have future potential? And what can we make even better? The questions our watch experts grapple with every day range from the most fundamental right down to the very smallest detail.
Victorinox Swiss pilot’s watches – order online: Whether you’re looking for business watches, diving watches, classic pilot’s watches, or pilot’s chronograph watches, an automatic or a mechanical watch, evergreen or limited edition – men’s watches from the Victorinox brand always come with the label of exclusivity and will give you pleasure for a long time. Choose your personal favorite model in our online shop window or get comprehensive advice from a Victorinox flagship store or an authorized specialist dealer near you, and test the functions right on the spot.