Although the functionality of the Fliegers is perhaps less important to today's consumer, they still remain popular. You can see that the big brands are still selling like hot cakes. This popularity can also be seen on the platforms where pre-owned models are offered for sometimes higher than the 'list' price. Yet there are also a large number of models that go pre-owned or vintage for very attractive prices. Consider, for example, the Oris Big Crown . A pilot watch that can be found for around €1,200 with the well-known 'Pointer Date' function.
Pilotwatches have a rich history and are still popular with watch enthusiasts. It all started with Louis Joseph Cartier, who designed the first wristwatch at the request of an aviator. Today, pilotwatches have several functions that are useful for pilots, such as GMT function, tachymeter and chronograph function. Brands such as Breitling, IWC, Zenith and Bell & Ross offer a range of pilotwatches with different designs and materials. While the retro designs remain in demand, dials and cases are getting larger and sturdier and lighter materials are being used. In short, the world of pilotwatches offers a wide variety of options for watch enthusiasts and pilots, both in function and style.