Singapore Tatler Jewels & Time - - Reviews -

Vin­tage pi­lot watches hold a pos­i­tively ro­man­tic at­trac­tion for many men. Their rugged, worn ap­pear­ance, ashen di­als and fluted retro crowns hark back to the golden age of avi­a­tion. Given its long his­tory in pi­lot’s watches, it was no sur­prise to see Zenith present a new one at Basel­world. This came in the form of the Zenith Her­itage Pi­lot Café Racer, which is un­apolo­get­i­cally vin­tage. Breguet like­wise pre­sented a new pi­lot’s watch, the Type XXI 3817. The time­piece re­calls the Type XX pi­lot watch the brand cre­ated for the French army in the 1950s. It pre­serves many of the orig­i­nal’s aes­thet­ics, but up­grades the move­ment with a chrono­graph fea­tur­ing a fly­back func­tion.

From left: Breguet Type XXI 3817; Zenith Her­itage Pi­lot Café Racer

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