The pilot’s watch ranks among the most successful of all watch genres. It owes its strong popularity to its unmistakable design with an instrument-like look resulting from over 100 years of history as a technical aid in the cockpit. When human beings first began conquering the air, timepieces became indispensable navigational instruments and the pilot’s watch evolved as a genre all of its own. Although modern measuring instruments and GPS have taken over navigational tasks nowadays, modern pilot’s watches remain convincing thanks to their functional characteristics, which include perfect legibility, robust cases, and optimal user-friendliness. Here are six airborne newcomers that combine legacy with contemporary technology.