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  • Aviator watch

    This is a variation on the military observer watch. They have large luminous digits and hands as well as black dials which ensure optimum readability. They are usually fitted with a soft iron inner case as protection against magnetism. In addition to accuracy and the functions important for pilots, such as a tachymeter scale on the bezel or as an inner ring surrounding the dial, particular attention was paid to a robust design and easy operation, for example using fluted bezels and winding buttons.