Fi­nally, Pi­lot ed­i­tor Philip White­man

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se­lected two ex­otic presents he would like, say­ing: “As my fel­low ed­i­tors in­sist that the qual­ity of a pi­lot’s watch is in­versely pro­por­tional to the amount of fly­ing they do, I feel en­ti­tled to ask Santa for a fancy Christo­pher Ward C65 Tri­dent Diver, which has a proper me­chan­i­cal move­ment, is beau­ti­fully made and has a ro­tat­ing bezel that you can use for nav­i­ga­tion tim­ing, tank-chang­ing and – okay, okay – tim­ing the pasta.

“That said, my wife tells me that the qual­ity of a man’s watch is ac­tu­ally in­versely pro­por­tional to how much imag­i­na­tion he has – so maybe strike the C65, Santa and sub­sti­tute a shiny new tur­bo­prop (ei­ther a TBM930 or a Pi­la­tus PC-12), a con­ver­sion course and funds in the bank to run the thing for the next few years. Where shall we fly next, dar­ling?”

C65 £695

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