When you look down at your wrist to see if you’re going to make the flight in your private jet on time, what timepiece do you see? Most aviators prefer Breitling, and for good reason! But there are plenty of other options so if you have a watch from one of the following makers, there will be no doubt about your timepiece resonating exclusivity.
When you want to wear a piece of art on your wrist that has deep roots in tradition and history, reach for a Bruguet. The founder’s fame rose when Queen Marie Antoinette became fascinated with Breguet’s self-winding watch. Consequently, one of the watchmaker’s most notable masterpieces is the Marie Antoinette (No. 160). Breguet watch collections include the Classique, Marine, Héritage, Tradition, Reine de Naples and the High Jewellery timepieces. With a pedigree that’s the industry envy, even the company’s most distinguished competitors fawn at the artistry of the timepieces and the industry contributions of Breguet.
Popular for the futuristic look of its luxury timepieces, Urwerk blends traditional watch making with forward thinking. Named after the sundials of ancient Ur and the German word for work (“werk”), this watch company pushes boundaries as it draws its inspiration from machines, ideas and 17th century timepieces. The avant-garde brand is relatively young, but there is no doubt about bright its future in the watch industry. Collections include the UR-110, -103, -202, -203, -1001 and –CC1 AlTiN.
From Glashütte, the birthplace of the German watch-making industry, A. Lange & Söhne watches bear the signature of excellence, technical creativity, unique ingenuity and time-honored tradition. Their name and associated reputation place A. Lange & Söhne among the titans of the watch-making world. The investment in craftsmanship that the company places in its workers is a commodity that results in unique works of art. Notable models include the Pour le Merite with its 636 in individual parts and the 1815, name after the birth year of the company’s founder.
With separate collections for men and women, Audemars Piguet is one of the most recognizable luxury watch manufacturers in the world. Established by two childhood friends who had a passion for watch making, Audemars Piguet was the first company to develop and produce the first minute-repeater wristwatch (1892), the world’s thinnest wristwatch (1946), the first watch to feature a carbon case and movement (2008) and a handful of other industry firsts. The bold design is what you expect from a high-end watch and is the reason the brand remains a favorite among royalty, heads of state and fashion critics. The most popular models from Audemars Piguet include the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore lines.
Popular among those who follow international racing circuits, TAG Heuer introduced the world’s first automatic chronograph in its luxury timepieces. The only brand to offer instruments that are accurate to 1/1000th of a second, it makes sense that the models are named Monaco, Carrera, Grand Carrera and Formula 1. Whether you’re keeping time on your own sports car or are verifying the landing time of your private jet, you’ll know that your high-end timepiece is always spot-on if you use a TAG Heuer.
Watches say a lot about the wearer. They make the perfect accessory and are a great gift for those who seemingly have everything. What is your go-to timepiece?
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Solairus is a full-service aviation asset management company that provides clients with expertise in acquiring and operating a wide range of private aircraft.
Solairus Aviation is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and has over twenty-five base locations across the United States and Europe. Solairus is an Aviation Research Group/US Platinum-rated charter operator with a fleet of over 50 managed aircraft. After completion of an intense operations and safety systems audit, the ARG/US Platinum rating has only been awarded to 5% of the world’s charter operators that have demonstrated that their procedures meet or exceed industry “Best Practices” in all phases. Solairus has also received the NBAA Commercial Business Flying Safety Award and is an IS-BAO certified company. Solairus offers a full range of services in addition to aircraft management, which includes aircraft charter sales, aviation support services, and consulting. For more information about Solairus Aviation, visit www.solairusaviation.com or call 800-359-7861.