FROM POCKET TO WRISTWATCH WITH SUPERIOR ENGINEERING
- OCTOBER 22, 2021 -
Introducing new Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Styles
A playful addition to our pilot watch collection, our latest Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer timepieces bring our aviation and military heritage together with a mix of vintage aesthetics, superior engineering and signature style that’s ready to fly.
The Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer takes its inspiration from a pocket watch we produced in WWII – the Model 23. A cutting-edge chronograph of its time, it was of particular use to U.S. Army Air Force navigators, and we supplied them with more than 27,000 Model 23 pocket watches during the war.
While the Model 23 was a chronograph and the Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer is not, it retains an indisputably technical feel with a bi-directional rotating bezel and a prominent winding crown in reference to the ‘onion’ crowns of vintage aviation watches. Available in two case sizes, 43mm and 38mm, the Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer recreates the classic pilot watch aesthetic of the Model 23 with ultra-legible numerals, cathedral hands and an authentic railway track outer scale.
Powered by the ETA 6498-1 mechanical movement, the larger handwinding wristwatch features a distinct small-seconds dial and is available with a sleek stainless steel or unique bronze case. Available with a stainless steel case, the 38mm Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer is powered by our H-10 automatic movement offering a more understated and multi-purpose design.
The perfect combination of vintage aesthetics, military and aviation heritage, and contemporary technical features, these new Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer timepieces are made to time the skies.