Flieger: The Original Pilot Watch

During the 1930’s the German government commissioned the development of a timepiece, specifically for aviators. These timekeepers known as B-Uhr watches (short for Beobachtungs-Uhren) were initially huge at 55mm, utilising pocket watch movements. They featured the all-important hacking feature (the ability to stop and synchronise the second hand) and had a soft iron Faraday cage, […]