RetroPilot D'Oro

VERDE MILITARE

44MM 316L stainless steel case, matte gold finish. Leather strap in Verde Militare.

Dial in Bianco Sporco. Hours, minutes & seconds.

Japanese Quartz, Miyota 2030. 

€189.00

The Story

DISCOVER THE ORIGINS

Before the invention of the first aircrafts at the beginning of the 20th century, pocket watches were the way to go. However, after the first flights in the history of mankind, the pioneers of aviation wanted to track the time without the hassle of grabbing a watch out of their inner pocket. To solve this problem, various watch manufacturers started to develop watches that could been worn around the wrist, making sure that pilots could keep their hands on the yoke.

These first watches were basically pocket watches equipped with wire lugs on both sides, and strapped to the wrist with a leather strap. Pilots started wearing their watches on a regular basis and because of the fame and respect pilots earned, civilians and enthousiasts also started to wear wristwatches instead of pocket watches. Inspired by these first pilot watches, the Retro Pilot™ pays tribute to the early days of aviation.

D'Oro

SPECIFICATIONS

CASE

Surgical grade 316L Stainless Steel Case with a matte gold finish. The case has a brushed back, laser engraved with our maxim. 

CASE MEASUREMENTS

The case has a diameter of 44MM (without crown and wire lugs) and a height of 9MM. It weights 52 grams.

DIAL & HANDS

Dial in Bianco Sporco with padded indexes and hands in Nero di Carbone. Minutes finished in Verde.

STRAP

Soft calf leather four ring ZULU Strap, cut out of one single piece of leather and finished in Verde Militare. 

MOVEMENT

Japanese Quartz Miyota movement, Calibre 2035. The battery has a lifespan of approximately three years.

FEATURES & MORE

Hours, minutes & seconds.

Water resistance up to 5 ATM.

Domed hardened mineral glass with protective layer.

24 month international warranty.

Buckle Up!

SMOOTH STRAPS

Changing style can't get easier than this. The retro Pilot is strapped to the wrist with a smooth ZULU strap made out of fine calf leather. Each strap is cut out of one single piece of leather and is approximately 2MM thick and 22 MM wide. To preserve the authentic look and feel of the first pilot watches, the back of the straps comes without lining, displaying the soft suede side of the calfskin. This feature does not only give the watch a distuingished look, but also offers great comfort and a perfect fitting. 

Carefree

TWO-YEAR WARRANTY 

Each watch comes with a 24 month international warranty, making sure that you can enjoy your timepiece carefree.  

Stay fly!

A CLASSIC DIAL

A watch and a compass. These were all the instruments a pilot had in the early days of aviation. Inspired by both, Bussora created a dial that refers to the four cardinal points found on each compass. The dial of the D'Oro is finished in Bianco Sporco and features indexes and numbers in Nero di Carbone. The minutes are finished in Verde.