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Top 20 Vintage & Heritage Style Sports Watches
By Kunal Bajaj — June 18, 2013
 
Aviator Legend 3105/1734388 Watch

Aviator Legend 3105/1734388 Watch

The Legend series from Aviator takes inspiration from The LA-5 fighter airplane – one of the most easy to handle airplanes with high speed and excellent maneuvering ability. The main emphasis in this watch is simplicity in all details and features which gives the watch an aura of uniqueness and originality. The case and dial are made in a similar fashion of the plane’s dashboard. The show stealer is the sketch of the LA-5 on dial which gives the watch a very classic appeal. The date window is situated at 4 o’clock position. The watch is powered by Calibre 3105 mechanical movement comprising 17 jewels. It also features a chronograph that has a summing-up action. The case of the watch is made from stainless steel and has a diameter of 45mm. the watch has a power reserve of 42-hours and is water resistant up to 30m. Aviator Legend 3105/1734388 Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1,002

Sturmanskie Chronograph Gagarin S 3133-1394545 Watch

Sturmanskie Gagarin Chronograph

Sturmanski launched a new collection to commorate its 50th anniversary of Gagarin's historic flight. It was "The Watch” that Yuri Gagarin, the first man to make it into outer space and orbit the earth, was wearing around his wrist on April 16, 1961 aboard his Vostok spacecraft. Motorized by movement Poljot 3133 with manual winding, it has hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph functionality. 23 jewels support the movement and its power reserve is upto 42-hours.The glass is laced with crystal sapphire while part of the black dial is made in form of honeycombs which allows seeing the movement. Stainless steel case plated with black PVD measures 44mm diameter and heighted 13.7mm. It is water resistant up to 30m. Silicon strap with cutout Gargarin name fits well with the steel buckle along with folding clasp. Sturmanskie Chronograph Gagarin S 3133-1394545 Watch can be purchased can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 1,878

Steinhart Bronze Vintage Marine Watch

Steinhart Bronze Vintage Marine Watch

German Watch brand Steinhart’s collection boasts of a vintage watch that marine lovers would admire. Produced towards the end of World War II, The Marine-Officer Bronze is a fresh analysis of an observer chronograph made for deck officers of the Italian Navy. The Steinhart’s logo adorns the dial set at the 12 o’clock position and chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock positions. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects the dial. Powered by Swiss automatic caliber ETA 2824-2 with chronograph module Dubois Depraz DD2030, the mechanism of this timepiece is built through 49 jewels, 42-hour power reserve and has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. To know the speed of moving objects, an engraved tachymeter has been well tucked into the finely brushed bronze bezel. The dial is olive green which makes sure you have a clear visibility. The dial measures 44mm diameter and height 16mm, it weighs 135gms and is made of bronze satiniert. The case back is finished through stainless steel screwed and engraved mineral crystal. Bronze pin buckle pre-V screwed-in 22 mm with logo suits well with the vintage leather brown strap.

Price: USD 1,150

Aviator Vintage Douglas Watch

Aviator Vintage Douglas Watch

The Aviator Vintage Douglas takes inspiration from the famous American passenger plane Douglas DC-3 - an internationally recognized aviation apparatus of the last century.  This Vintage watch is powered by Calibre ETA 2824-2 automatic movement. The case of the watch is made of polished stainless steel and the dial is beige in color with red numerals that stand out and make time reading very easy. The special feature about this watch is the compass on the periphery of the dial lending it a vintage appeal. The date window is placed at the 3 o’clock position. The watch has a diameter of 45mm and is water resistant up to 50m. The watch has a Calf leather alligator pattern strap with pin buckle. The Aviator Vintage Douglas Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 1,247

Aviator Axiom Chronograph

Aviator Axiom Chronograph

Aviator Axiom Chronograph is the latest collection of watches from Aviator with caoutchouc insertions and brushed steel. The most interesting feature about this watch is the frontal pushers. Apart from being a design feature the frontal pushers are also a functional decision, it makes using the pusher a lot easier.  The pushers are connected by a lock that protects the winding crown from any unwanted influence. The watch uses a Calibre 3133 mechanical movement comprising 23 ruby jewels and has a power reserve of 42-hours without the chronograph running. The watch has a sapphire crystal case-back allowing the viewers to take a look at the complications working inside. The diameter of the watch is 45mm and is water resistant up to 30m. Aviator watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1,399

Sinn 356 Flieger II Watch

Sinn 356 Flieger II Watch

Flieger II by Sinn is made through ultimate mechanics & state of the art technology.  This classically elegant chronograph is remarkable due to its clear, aesthetic appearance. This watch signifies style, elegance and has given individualized attention to astonishing craftsmanship.  It has a copper colored guilloche dial with black Arabic numerals and quickset day and date at 3hrs. It’s powered by a Valjoux cal 7750 25 jewel automatic movement which maintains a tolerance of 3seconds per day. The solid stainless steel case with has silky pearl-polished, sandblasted surface finish. It measures 38.5 mm diameter and is water resistance up to 200M. The case back is also made of stainless steel with a screw down crown. The rustic brown leather band gives this watch an old world charm you’ll find most appealing.

Price: USD 2,000

Azimuth Bombardier VI Watch

Azimuth Bombardier VI Watch

As the name suggests this watch is the sixth iteration in the brand’s Aviator series and is a true vintage-themed piece owing to its brown dial and ancient looking lume. The dial is clear with any extra weightage and the Azimuth logo at the 12 o’clock position is perfectly legible. The cdestro-style crown is placed on the left and is ergonomically designed given that fact that the watch is powered by a restored vintage Fontainemelon ST96-4 manually wound mechanical movement. The strap of the watch is made from riveted buffalo leather strap adding on to the vintage appeal. The Bombardier VI is a limited edition watch with only 200 pieces manufactured worldwide. Azimuth watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 2,100

Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch

Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle

Longines was launched in 1930 by Charles Lindbergh to allow flyers and navigators to calculate their longitude during their long distance flights. To project the equation of time, a rotating bezel has been set aside which is very necessary for precise estimate of the longitude. This watch comes from the Longines "Heritage Lines”. A rotating central disc on the dial allowed for the synchronization of the seconds without stopping the sweeping hand. The pilot could instantly tell the location by corresponding the time through the unique dial markings with the earth’s 360*rotation (The "Hour Angle”). Fitted with self-winding ETA A07.111 automatic movement which is called as Calibre L6992 by Longines, this watch certainly reminds us of the vintage model. Designed as a navigation tool, Hour angle has baguette-style hands, lacquered dials, 15 jewels and bi-metallic compensation balance. The watch has an extra long alligator strap along with a strap extension piece. 

Price: USD 2,130

Hanhart Pioneer Mark I Watch

Hanhart Pioneer Mark I

The Hanhart Pioneer Mark I is a journey into the past and is representation of Luftwaffe’s legendary 1938 Flieger Chronograph. Mark I has a signature Hanhart feature – the red button chronograph pusher, positioned above two o’ clock position. Since the watch is a mono-pusher it functions differtenlty as compared to a typical chronograph. The start, stop and reset functions are followed sequentially with every press of the red button. The watch uses a Valjoux 7753 monopusher function, Calibre HAN3601 comprising 27 jewels. The numerals and the indiactors are coated with SuperLuminova but the indicators are brighter as compared to the numerals. The sub-dial at the 9o’clock position shows seconds whereas the one at 3 o’clock is the chronograph. The watch has a power reserve of 48-hours and is water resistant up to 100m

Price: USD 3,050

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph

Glycine Airman SST Chronograph is a combination of the exceptional beauty of the original Airman model and modern technology. The diameter of the case is 43mm excluding the crown and has a 14-sided screwed steel bezel. The watch uses Calibre ETA 7754 automatic mechanical movement. Apart from traditional time telling the watch has three additional sub-dials. At 12 o’clock position is the 30 minute counter, the 12-hour counter is placed at 6 o’clock and the 60 seconds chronograph is positioned at 9 o’clock. The date window is positioned at 3 o’clock. The special attraction of this watch is the inner revolving 24-hours third time-zone served by slit-headed crown at 8 o’clock position. The case is made from stainless steel and has satin polished finish. Calf-skin leather is used for the strap and is available in three variant: black, brown and grey. The watch is water resistant up to 100m. The Glycine Airman SST Chronograph can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 4,901

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 123 & 126 Carbon Watch

Bell & Ross Vintage BR 123 & 126 Carbon

The latest Vintage BR watches from Bell & Ross are more traditional in their shape but still carry the company’s signature features. The watches take inspiration from early flight instruments. One look and you can make out it is a Bell & Ross. The case of the watch is made from stainless steel having a black carbon finish and has a diameter of 41mm. The BR 123 has a Calibre ETA 2895 automatic movement, while the BR 126 model has a modified automatic ETA 2894 chronograph. The 12-hour counter is removed from the 126 model to give it a more retro look and also it has a busier dial to assist in the easier reading of the chronograph. The dial of the watch is in black and the indicators are luminescent sand-colored matching with the leather straps. The tan color works well against the matte black dial making time reading clear and easy. The watch is water resistant up to 100m. The Bell & Ross Vintage BR collection watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 4,827-5,073

Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage Watch

Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage

The Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage from Bell & Ross pays tribute to the timekeepers and navigation instruments of World War II. Pilots and navigators of the Second World War needed watches that provided clear legibility and hence the WW2 Régulateur has an extra-large dial with a diameter of 49mm. The bezel is ergonomically engineered with wide-spaced bi-directional notches. The dial has a large central minute indicator and two sub-dials that show hours and seconds. Legibility is further enhanced by the use of sand-colored hands against the black dial. The case – made of sand-blasted stainless steel with PVD coating, adds on to the watch’s vintage appearance and so does the distressed-look calfskin leather strap. The watch has a modern automatic regulator movement by Dubois Dépraz and is water resistant to 50m. The Bell & Ross Vintage WW2 Régulateur Heritage Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 7,036

GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30 Watch

GRAHAM Silverstone Vintage 30

GRAHAM’s Silverstone Vintage 30 picks up inspiration from the early days of motor racing when it was purely a gentleman’s sport. A time when driving was more exciting and pleasurable than a competition. The watch is powered by an automatic bi-compax chronograph, Calibre G1734 comprising 27 jewels. The date window is situated at the 7 o’clock position. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 47mm. The steel bezel has a Clous de Paris high grip pattern. The dial and indicators are coated with SuperLuminova for easy time reading during the night. The case-back is see through so as to allow you to revel in the working of the inner mechanisms. The watch has a power reserve of 48-hours and is water resistant up to 300m. Graham Watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 7,200

U-Boat U-42 VNICVM Watch

U-Boat U-42 VNICVM Watch

U-Boat is building a reputation for making big, unique watches and the Italian watch-maker has served up this limited edition timepiece based on a design inspired by Italo Fontana’s grandfather in 1942 for the Italian Navy. The watch comes in a deliberately aged titanium case and its characteristic left hand crown is sculpted in solid bronze. The aesthetics of this design are really unique and enduring. The U-42 is constructed with a double superimposed dial, one bronze and one black. It is powered by an automatic mechanical movement which had been modified and personalised to U-Boat specifications. It has 40-hour power reserve, 25 stones and vibrations upto 28,800/hr. The case of this exceptional timepiece measures 53mm while the case back consists an engraved hand which denotes a distinctive serial number. A ball indicator has been well-placed at 12h on the bezel which is lockable via a lever on the right of the case. The watch has a calf leather strap along with a steel buckle. Only 99 limited edition pieces will be produced worldwide-boat was launched at the Baselworld 2013.

Price: USD 7,900 

Vulcain Diver Vintage Limited Edition Watch

Vulcain Diver Vintage Limited Edition Watch

This one surely is a strong contender for your attention, given the striking yet deadly combination of marvelous looks and engineering excellence. Special mention has to be given to the sturdy & strong case made through layers of metal as it can hear an alarm even under deep water. This chronometer runs on automatic Vulcain Cricket v-21 which thumps at speed of 18000vibrations/h, has 25 stones, outfitted with exactomatic system and a 42-hour power reserve. The watch is decorated with nickel coating with blued screws. A 60-minute accommodated rotating inner bezel ring set in motion by a screw locked crown at 4 o'clock, decompress-table indication on the fixed dial are some of the salient functionalities of this watch. The case is made of 316L steel and measures 42mm diameter and 17.6mm thickness. The orange re-edition of the 70’s model type dial gives a perfect retro look to the watch. The case back helps the underwater usage of the alarm function by acting as a resonance chamber. This watch is resistant up to 300m under water. Black and orange water repellent leather strap co-ordinate pretty well with the steel pin buckle. This nautical seventies watch is classical but meant for both: the old and new. It was launched recently at the Baselworld 2013.Its only limited to 150 pieces.

Price: USD 10,500

B.R.M B45 Bombers Automatic Chronograph

B.R.M B45 Bombers Automatic Chronograph

The B.R.M Bombers automatic chronograph is a tribute to the yesteryears’ classic US Air Force planes. The dial of the watch has a motif of the Bomber Girl placed at the 12 o’clock position. That adds to the beauty of it. The watch is powered by an automatic movement performing 28,800vph. The B45 has a double-faced sapphire crystal and the case is made of stainless steel having a diameter of 45mm. The dial is black and the indicators resemble the propellers of a plane. A twelve hour chronograph is placed at 6 o’clock which also serves the purpose of a compass with north, south, east and west markings. This vintage timepiece comes with a water resistance of 100m and has a black leather strap with pin ans buckle. The B45 Bombers Automatic Chronograph can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 10,710

Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

 Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph

The Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph features a traditional chronograph movement and  takes inspiration from the 1959 Memovox Deep Sea model which had similar skeletonized Super-LumiNova coated indicators and hour-markers. In order to pull attention to the fact that it belongs to the vintage collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre has provided the watch with two counter chronograph movements. The Deep Sea Vintage Chronograph is a completely automatic watch powered by Calibre 751G, comprising 37 jewels and has a 65 hour power reserve. The case of the watch is made of stainless steel and the strap is of calf-skin leather with a pin buckle. The watch is water resistant up to 100m.

Price - USD 11,700

Bremont Limited Edition P-51 Watch

Bremont Limited Edition P-51 Watch


An Award-winning British company, Bremont is well known for engineering excellence through its chronometer watches. The P-51 watch is one of the latest from their exotic collection which is a chronograph chronometer built with original parts from the famous 1944 Mustang WWII aircraft P-51K-10.Powered by a Modified calibre 13 1/4” BE-54AE automatic chronometer, Bremont Pilot P-51 watch features 25 jewels, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800bph, 42 hour power reserve and a Hand-crafted aluminum rotor. It has a rotating bezel at 8’o clock with Bremont Roto-Click technology. The internal metal dial is supported by an integrated sub-dial while the nickel coated hands radiate Superluminova technology. The case is made of hardened stainless steel ‘Bremont Trip Tick’ construction with scratch resistant PVD treated case barrel. It measures 43mm diameter, lug width 22mm and thickness 16mm.Stainless steel with integrated flat crystal makes for a fascinating case back. The bracelet has tanned embossed calf-skin leather strap with stainless steel solid deployment buckle and engraved security clasp.

 Price: USD 12,000

Maurice Lacroix Vintage Dive Watch

Maurice Lacroix Vintage Dive Watch

This watch gives you the retro feel with a touch of modernity, just as the way you’d like it. This instrument is powerful enough to resist 600m of water. The black dial is fitted with applied indexes and hands highlighted with Superluminova, enabling divers to focus on the details even in the deepest of waters. The minutes and seconds hand have been highlighted by red and a date display feature has been positioned at 6-hour. This magnetic piece is powered by self-winding ML115 mechanical movement that fluctuates at 4 hertz with 28k vibrations/hour, 38-hour power reserve and 26 jewels. The sandblasted aluminum case measuring 43mm has an engraved caseback along with a dial finish that matches perfectly. It’s got domed sapphire crystal along with anti-reflective coating on both sides of the case to protect it from any kind of damages. The genuine leather strap has got a double security clasp on metal bracelet to bring about ultimate comfort to your hands. Maurice Lacroix watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: On Request 

Officine Panerai Vintage Watch

Officine Panerai Vintage Watch

Officine Panerai has long been associated with Italian navy where they used to order special watches for underwater use which worked as a nautical & mechanical instrument. Officine Panerai works on hand wound mechanical, exclusive Panerai OP X Calibre with 17 jewels & 21,600alterations/hour. It also features glucydur balance, Incabloc anti-shock treatment & swan’s neck regulator. It can run up to 56-hours on power. The black dial is laced with luminous Arabic numerical and markers while the bezel is brushed with titanium. From engineering viewpoint, this watch is light-weighted and use of high quality material makes it a remarkable instrument for aeronautical & aerospace industries. Sapphire crystal made of corundum and anti-reflective coating best protect the case from any kind of damages. With 43mm diameter, the case is readied through brushed titanium while the case back has see-through sapphire crystal. It is water-resistant up to 30m in deep waters. Panerai personalized leather strap with titanium buckle make the wonder that this watch is.

Price: On request

 
 
 
 
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