ALTI­TUDE ad­just­ments

There’s a lot of his­tory packed into pi­lot watches. They’ve taken us to new fron­tiers and saved lives up in the air and in outer space.

Esquire (Philippines) - - STYLE GOLDEN HOUR -

In the age be­fore GPS, tim­ing one’s jour­ney in re­la­tion to speed and fuel was a cru­cial part of flight nav­i­ga­tion. (Lind­bergh even de­signed a watch with Longines in 1931.) In space, the Apollo 13 crew used the Omega Speed­mas­ter to time a life­sav­ing, course ad­just­ing thruster burst. If ac­cu­racy, rugged­ness, and a legacy of ad­ven­ture aren’t enough to make you a watch guy, throw in the white-knuckle ex­pe­ri­ences of avi­a­tors and as­tro­nauts. And if those do noth­ing, well, check your pulse.

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