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Kitty Hawk EK

Kitty Hawk EK

Regular price $259.00 USD
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The Pilot “Flieger” watch is deeply rooted in the annals of aviation and horology. Its inception during the tumultuous times of World War II was not a matter of luxury, but a necessity for survival. Pilots required a reliable tool that could withstand the rigors of combat and provide accurate timekeeping for navigation and coordination.

The design of the Flieger watch was dictated by the harsh realities of the cockpit. Its large size, black dial, luminous hands and markers were all carefully chosen to ensure maximum readability under challenging conditions. The unique triangle at the 12 o’clock position served as a quick reference point, allowing pilots to instantly orient the watch even in the heat of battle.

As the years passed, the Flieger watch evolved, incorporating modern features while staying true to its roots. Today, it stands as a symbol of a bygone era, a time when the stakes were high and precision was paramount. The watch’s enduring popularity among aviation enthusiasts, watch collectors, and those who appreciate fine craftsmanship is a testament to its timeless design and the fascinating history it represents.

The Flieger watch’s origins in the cockpit of World War II aircraft imbue it with a unique charm and authenticity. It’s more than just a timepiece; it’s a piece of history that you can wear on your wrist. This blend of history, functionality, and style makes the Pilot “Flieger” watch a remarkable testament to human ingenuity and resilience in the face of adversity. Its story is a reminder of the challenges faced by those brave pilots and the innovative solutions that were born out of necessity. This is what makes the Pilot “Flieger” watch truly exceptional and timeless.

We've captured the spirit of the Flieger in a classic, stripped version. With simplicity as its focus, the Monterey Kitty Hawk EK is inspired by history of the Flieger, and presents as a solid new addition to your collection as either special occasion-wear or daily-timepiece. 

 

Specs

42mm case width

11.5mm case height

52.5mm lug-to-lug

22mm lug width

Seagull manual-wind St3600 mechanical movement 21,600 bph

Sapphire crystal

Display case-back

Oversize crown with M logo

Brushed stainless case

Black dial with "small seconds" sub-dial

High-legibility indices with C3 lume

Black leather strap with second navy MILTAC strap

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