Flieger Friday: Pilot Watches Released for Munich Time

Today is the opening day of popular, and largest watch event in Germany, Munich Time.  Both Swiss and German brands, big and small, participate in this free event each year at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich.  In past, it was customary for watch companies to release new models during the Baselworld, but with many of the brands abandoning this strategy, few of the German brands announced new pilots watches just in time for the Munich watch fair.

Sinn 104 St Sa A and B

Sinn has 104 pilot watch in their portfolio for some time, but the two new variations announced are more interesting. The A watch has a galvanized anthracite dial, B has a galvanized blue dia. For the first time Sinn has used the sunburst pattern on the 104 series dial. It transforms the flieger watch to a dressier pilot watch you can wear to office and to the club later in the evening. Both watches feature a bi-directional bezel with sapphire crystal on both sides, and are 200-m water resistance. Price: 1,150 €

Guinand Werksfahrer Chrono 1 and Duograph Flieger

The Werksfahrer Chrono 1 has a minimalist design with symmetrically laid out sub-dials. The design is inspired from a previous Guinand hand wound Tricompax chronograph from the early 1980’s. The watch has sapphire crystal on both sides and has protected push-buttons and a screw-down crown with double seal. The dial is deep matte black matte with a bright grade X1 Superluminova. There is some similarity with the Sinn 144 St Sa.  Price: 1,790 €The second watch announced is the variation of the Duograph flieger with green X1 grade Superluminova, which provides the best visibility for numbers, indices and hands on the dial. Price: 1,590 €



Mühle-Glashütte Terrasport II Edition ZEIT

Mühle-Glashütte has been manufacturing the Terrasport II since 2011. The “Edition ZEIT” manufactured exclusively for ZEIT newspaper readers and limited to 100 pieces.  The hand-crafted and decorated parts make the Mühle movement, base SW200-1, looking unique. In combination with the special LE engraving on the case back, they make every Terrasport II “Edition ZEIT” a unique piece of watchmaking. There is also something special to discover on the dial of the Terrasport II “Edition ZEIT”: this is characterized by fine blue minute indices that stand out in style from the matt black background. Price: 1,250 €

Stowa Verus Black Forest Edition

Stowa released entry level Verus pilot watch earlier this year.  The Verus Black Forest Edition watch is a limited edition of 200 pieces in the color scheme of the Black Forest. It is modern, pure, and extremely functional. It features ETA 2824-2 TOP movement with a very nice finish, plus a black coated case, luminous dial and hands (BGW9 – blue luminescence at night).The Verus Black Forest is available with or without date indication. The matching leather strap comes with a black buckle. Price: 890 €

Damasko DS30 Blue Dial

Damasko released the DS30 pilot watch earlier this year.   The watch was a hit with Watchuseek community with its’ 39mm bead-blasted German submarine steel case, legible markers, bold sword hands, and crosshair in the center of the dial.  It is also a slim watch at 9.9mm case thickness powered by ETA 2824-2 automatic movement.  For Munich Time, Damasko has release the watch with an electric blue dial.  The contrast of the blue dial with the white hands is executed flawlessly.  Price: 980 €

Photo Credit: Mike Stuffler, Sinn, Damasko, Stowa, Guinand, and Mühle-Glashütte