At first, one issue for pilots navigating this air-route in the early 50s was timekeeping. They had to quickly know the time at their departure and arrival cities for in-flight calculations. This was crucial given that most instruments were still analog. This sparked the creation of both GMT and Dual-Time models which allowed to keep time at two separate points across the globe.
Based on these past requirements, we knew our PNY Collection had to integrate at least one of these systems if it was to truly re-create the true 50s pilot-watch. In that spirit, we integrated both systems in our PNY collection. We also decided to base our colorations on popular designs in the 50s while focusing on legibility; the priority for a pilot watch.
About the PNY Collection
Inspired by the 50's, the PNY is a sleek & flexible design useful for all occasions. We've combined the chronograph with a rotating bezel & dual time marking based on the time-tracking requirements Constellation pilots needed.
A powerful chronograph for accurate and precise multi-functional time-telling.
AR SAPPHIRE GLASS
Scratch resistant & anti-reflective as all pilot watches should be.
VINTAGE INSPIRED STRAPS
Straps & bracelet inspired by the 1950's - a retro-elegance like no other.
ROTATING BEZEL & 24HR INNER RING
Rotating bezel & 24HR inner ring to keep track of time when navigating timezones.