The Bristol Fighter first entered service in 1917 and quickly established itself as a useful and reliable fighting machine. Despite being a two-seater, it proved to be an agile plane that was able to hold its own against opposing single-seat fighters.
The Bristol watch honours this elegant British aircraft and the first wristwatches worn by pilots in the 1920s. It features a distinctive large pocket watch style case with unusual lugs to give the impression of the early wristwatches. The classical instrumental design of the dial, and the vintage brown strap originally attached to the case are reminiscent of the Bristol’s cockpit, rimmed with padded brown leather. Like the Bristol Fighter, this watch is equipped with the best engine, the Automatic ETA movement, to ensure excellent performance. The permanent small seconds hand at “6 o’clock” indicates to aviators that the watch is working properly. All these features resemble the elegance and success of the Bristol Fighter.