2019 has seen the rise of many, many trends in watchmaking *steel sports watches with integrated bracelets, bronze cases, limited editions … you get the drift. Another incredibly vogue tendency has been watch manufacturers introducing homage models or watches that aesthetically borrow heavily from vintage timepieces. And, unquestionably, the genre of watches that has most felt the effects of this yesteryear savoir faire is pilot's watches. Don't get us wrong, though, that's not a bad thing … not at all. In fact, this year has given birth to some of the most arresting examples of pilot's watches that we've seen in quite some time, and here are three of our favourites: BLANCPAIN AIR COMMAND While most would think of diving watches (specifically the Fifty Fathoms and the Bathyscaphe) or dress watches when the name Blancpain pops up in conversation, the oldest surviving watchmaker in the world (founded in 1735) is also a dab hand at producing watches for the skies. The Blancpain Air Command is a particularly retro pilot's flyback chronograph brought up to date by modern manufacturing techniques. Limited to 500 pieces, this one is unlikely to hang around in the hangar for long. Ref No: AC01-1130-63A / Case…

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