Since the dawn of time, humans have dreamt of flying. The history of powered and controlled aviation, which began in the early 1900s, is inseparably connected to that of wristwatches.
As aviators experienced difficulties checking their pocket watches to time their performance during flights, they started to look for a solution. This resulted in the development of men’s wristwatches, which allowed aviators to keep both hands on the controls.
From then on, wristwatches evolved from robust to sophisticated designs, along with the progression of aircrafts from gliders to supersonic planes. The brand Aviator pays tribute to the history of aviation, embodying watches within this amazing story. Each family of watches represents a different era in the development of aviation.
The Vintage family is dedicated to the “Pioneer Era” and “Golden Age” of aviation. It includes the evolution from pocket watch style wristwatches to classical pilot watches of the Second World War. Inspired by the history of MIG aircrafts, Aviator created a family of watches named after these legendary fighter planes. The Professional special range of watches was built to meet the most rigorous requirements of contemporary aviators.