Pilot replica watches online are almost as old as aviation itself – consider, for example, the Santos Dumont, the practical yet joyously sleek piece Louis Cartier produced back in 1904 for the eponymous pilot/inventor/adventurer (simultaneously opening the bidding for the world’s first purpose-designed super clone wristwatch). War would see a more utilitarian timepiece take to the air, as pilots required accurate timing to guide their missions however uncomfortable the going. The realm of the skies became watchmaking manna with the advent of commercial long-haul flying, when aircrew and passengers alike sought out models with the added benefit of a second time zone or world-time function. But for those looking for its purest attributes, it pays to go back in time to the cool, retro-inspired ranges produced by the likes of perfect fake Breitling, Longines and IWC.
What is a pilot watch?
Although many pilot fake watches for sale uk trade on the glamour of man-made flight, their guiding mantra is typically that of good old fashioned utility. Just like any other cockpit instrument, these timepieces are designed with legibility first and foremost in mind. Often that means a large dial of well over 40mm, a chunky crown for making adjustments on the fly and a whole lot of luminosity so that the time can be read at all hours of the day. Distraction is the deathly enemy of a pilot watch, so most tend to eschew extravagant complications for fear of distracting from their original purpose – Swiss made replica Breitling‘s Navitimer is the rarefied exception to this clutter-free ethos.
For the sake of simply giving you more wrist candy to browse below, we’ve also thrown a few GMT fake watches paypal into the mix as well. Technically, these are a different beast entirely to any pilot watch as they’re made for travellers who need to keep an eye on two time zones at once – not those who are paid to jet them to their destination. Since both models wouldn’t exist without the advent of the aeroplane and the luxury replica Rolex GMT-Master II is a thing of absolute beauty in its own right, we’re not going to get too hung up on dictionary definitions. Either way, if you’re looking for a watch that reaches for the skies, start here.
FAKE ROLEX GMT-MASTER II PEPSI
Arriving with the new jet set in 1955 and designed to meet the needs of intercontinental airline pilots, the perfect fake Rolex GMT-Master features local time, home time via an arrow-tipped “GMT” hand and an optional third time reference thanks to the rotating 24-hour bezel, which is always two-tone to indicate day and night. The set-up has barely changed over the years, although a new movement was introduced in 1982 with the high quality replica rolex GMT-Master II. The undisputed king of all world travellers, models exist in Oystersteel and precious metals, but in all its versions – from “Pepsi” to “Rootbeer” and “Batman” – its popularity means there is a waiting list of several years to acquire one. £7,750.
REPLICA BREITLING NAVITIMER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 43
The cheap copy Breitling Navitimer is the pilot’s watch for many, and while we might pine for a vintage small-diameter one, who can resist this new range? Still with its air speed-calculating slide rule function that has born many a cockpit-based daydream, it’s unashamedly big at 46mm. While this might seem a little too much on the large side for some, legibility is an absolute must for such a competent chronograph. And with that coppery salmon dial, we wouldn’t want the Swiss movement fake Breitling any other way. £6,950.