Bulova Revisits the '40s With A-15 Pilot Watch

Now upgraded to an automatic movement.

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Much like many other timepiece brands who have been reissuing some of their vintage and retro pieces, Bulova has recently revisited some of its own historic designs as well, focusing on World War II-era timepieces and launching a whole new Military Collection. After releasing the hyper-iconic field Hack watch, the brand is now following up with an aviation model.

Based on a similar design from 1944, the American watchmaker has crafted a new A-15 Pilot watch for those who have an affinity to the skies. At first glance, the timepiece is a clear homage to the period it originated from, with two rotating inner bezels — a timer and a second time zone — easily adjustable via two additional crowns on the 42mm stainless steel case. 24-hour indices sit neatly in an inner ring, surrounded by a highly legible seconds scale for added precision.

Unlike its predecessors, however, Bulova has upgraded its movement to a more modern iteration, powering the watch with a Swiss-made 21-jewel automatic movement that can hold a power reserve of up to 42 hours. It also boasts a robust sapphire crystal — much more scratch-resistant than its acrylic counterpart — and comes complete with a deep brown suede leather strap.

For those interested, the Bulova A-15 Pilot watch will release soon for a retail price of $695 USD. Head over to the brand’s website to learn more.

Elsewhere in watches, Girard-Perregaux has released a $300,000 USD limited edition tourbillon.

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