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Rolex GMT-Master 16750 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master
16750 Pepsi Matte Dial 1981 MK1 Tritium
RM101,465
+ RM695 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 16760 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
ロレックス GMTマスター Ⅱ 16760 SS
RM51,503
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Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Rolex GMT-Master II
Half Gold
RM77,000
+ RM100 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
116710BLNR Oyster Steel Batman Bezel Black Dial
RM101,231
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Rolex GMT-Master II 16713 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic Malaysia, Shah Alam
Rolex GMT-Master II
16713
RM49,905
Excl. shipping
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Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Chronographe BR0394-BLU-ST/SCA Good Steel 42mm Automatic Malaysia, Petaling Jaya
Bell & Ross BR 03-94 Chronographe
BR0394 Chronograph Blue Steel 42mm Auto (Used | Complete Set)
RM14,599
Free shipping
Hamilton Khaki Pilot H64715885 New Steel 46mm Automatic Malaysia, Johor
Hamilton Khaki Pilot
H64715885
RM3,099
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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
Classic Black & Pepsi bezel N.O,S. full set
RM108,878
+ RM695 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
116710LN
RM60,694
+ RM1,158 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16700 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
16700 Pepsi like New paper and tag
RM69,033
+ RM922 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
"Batman" 116710BLNR
RM80,616
+ RM412 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16753 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
16753 Ultra Rare "Quraysh Hawk" for U.A.E. Ministry Of Defense Virated Dial
RM440,145
+ RM463 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116719BLRO Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
116710BLRO Oyster 18K White Gold Pepsi Bezel Black Dial
RM176,802
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Bell & Ross Vintage BRWW192-HER/SCA Very good Steel 45mm Automatic Malaysia, Batu 9 Cheras
Bell & Ross Vintage
WW1-92 Heritage
RM8,200
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
IWC Big Pilot IW500908 Very good Automatic Malaysia, Cyberjaya
IWC Big Pilot
Le Petit Prince 500908
RM52,282
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Fair Steel Automatic Malaysia, Ampang
Rolex GMT-Master
1972 Rolex GMT 1675 Mark 1 'Long E' dial beautiful patina dial faded bezel
RM95,058
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun IW502001 Very good Ceramic 46mm Automatic Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun
IW502001
RM35,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Zenith Pilot Type 20 GMT 03.2430.693/21.C723 Very good Steel Automatic Malaysia, Bukit Mertajam
Zenith Pilot Type 20 GMT
Ref: 03.2430.693/21.C723
RM16,575
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
IWC Big Pilot IW500401 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
IWC Big Pilot
IW500401
RM38,574
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Bell & Ross BR 01-94 Chronographe BR01-94-Titanium Very good Titanium 46mm Automatic Malaysia, Subang
Bell & Ross BR 01-94 Chronographe
BR01-94-Titanium
RM13,500
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex GMT-Master II 16760 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
Aka Fat Lady Chocolate dial with original jubilee bracelet full set
RM118,144
+ RM695 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
116713LN Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Black Dial
RM101,231
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Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
116710LN
RM63,705
+ RM412 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116713 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
116713LN 40 MM 2017 Two Tone Date
RM79,373
+ RM471 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
116713LN 2018 Pristine Condition Full Set
RM80,794
+ RM946 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16753 Good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
Tiger Eye Chocolate
RM67,180
+ RM412 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16700 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
Swiss Only Dial Faded 'Pepsi'. Ref: 16700 (Collector's set 1998)
RM78,443
+ RM472 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master 116710LN
RM74,382
+ RM1,188 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675 Radial Red Arrow Dial with Fucsia Bezel - Rolex Punched Warranty
RM208,490
+ RM463 for shipping
Breitling Navitimer 806 Very good Steel Manual winding
Breitling Navitimer
Big Eyes Twin jets with original bracelet full set
RM57,914
+ RM695 for shipping

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Cartier Santos (submodel) WGSA0007 Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Cartier Santos
de Cartier WGSA0007 18K Rose Gold White Roman Dial
RM163,969
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Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675 GILT 1962
RM78,299
+ RM412 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 6542 Very good Steel Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
6542 Gilt "Pussy Galore"
RM347,483
+ RM695 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
LC100 | 2012
RM69,033
+ RM1,390 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
"Batman" 116710BLNR Unworn New Card 2020 with Stickers
RM99,667
+ RM1,574 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116718LN Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
Yellow Gold Black Dial. Ref: 116718LN (B/P 2008)
RM199,386
+ RM472 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 16713 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
16713 Tiger Eye - Full Set - Excellent Condition - 1994
RM82,933
+ RM922 for shipping
IWC Pilot Chronograph IW377714 New Steel 43mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Chronograph
Pilot's Watch Chronograph - IW377714 - LE PETIT PRINCE
RM27,331
+ RM459 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
Steel 2017 B+P LC 100 Ref.116710LN
RM71,767
+ RM1,385 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
116710BLNR Oyster Steel Batman Bezel Black Dial
RM101,231
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Rolex GMT-Master II 16710T Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
16710 STICK DIAL Cal 3186 - M Ser. - LIKE NEW
RM110,731
+ RM412 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
116710LN
RM71,767
+ RM690 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
LC100 | Ungetragen | 2018 | FullSet
RM96,832
+ RM1,390 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16750 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
16750 "Pepsi" Circa 1988
RM72,688
+ RM926 for shipping
IWC Pilot Chronograph IW377714 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
IWC Pilot Chronograph
Le Petit Prince Chronograph Pilot Steel Watch B&Ps
RM22,300
+ RM315 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16700 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
Swiss Only Dial Pepsi. Ref: 16700 (Collector's set 1998)
RM73,196
+ RM472 for shipping
Breitling Navitimer World A2432212/B726 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic
Breitling Navitimer World
05/2018 top condition box papers
RM24,088
+ RM922 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
16710 "Pepsi" Full-Set LC150 2000
RM71,767
+ RM1,575 for shipping
Cartier Santos Dumont W2020057 Unworn Rose gold 38mm Automatic
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Cartier Santos Dumont
W2020057 18K Rose Gold Skeleton Dial
RM207,221
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Rolex GMT-Master 6542 Good Steel 38mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
6542
RM96,832
+ RM412 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II
16710
RM66,207
+ RM690 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675
RM90,346
+ RM320 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675 - 18K Yellow Gold - Black Nipple Dial - Mint Conditions
RM152,892
+ RM463 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 16700 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
40mm Steel Pepsi Ceramic 16700 Original Box Service Papers
RM68,023
+ RM713 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675
RM199,621
+ RM713 for shipping
Cartier Santos Dumont WSSA0022 Unworn Steel 43.5mm Quartz
Cartier Santos Dumont
GM NEW WSSA0022
RM18,532
+ RM463 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
Pepsi Long E
RM85,712
+ RM644 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II
116710BLNR Oyster Steel Batman Bezel Black Dial
RM101,231
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Patek Philippe Travel Time 5524G-001 Unworn White gold 42mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Travel Time
Complication Calatrava Pilot Travel Time 5524G-001
RM224,573
+ RM1,188 for shipping
Breitling Old Navitimer A13322 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
Breitling Old Navitimer
I Chronograph
RM19,413
+ RM690 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675 "Pepsi"
RM78,763
+ RM320 for shipping
Rolex GMT-Master 1675 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master
1675 Radial Dial - Full Red GMT Hand - Excellent Conditions
RM134,360
+ RM463 for shipping

Pilot's Watches: Functionality for the Highest Demands

Pilot's watches are precise instruments as well as stylish accessories. Originally designed for pilots, they have developed into one of the most beloved types of watches. Breitling and IWC are two of the most well-known producers of pilot's watches.


5 Reasons to Buy a Pilot's Watch

  • Excellent legibility day and night
  • The iconic IWC Mark XI features a typical pilot's watch design
  • The Breitling Navitimer: a cult chronograph with a slide rule
  • Pre-owned brand-name models for under 1,100 USD
  • Some watches from Sinn and Stowa are certified pilot's watches

From the Cockpit to the Desk

Pilot's watches are best described as large, clear, and functional. These popular timepieces have their roots in the military, which is why they are the perfect example of the 'form follows function' principle. Today, they are one of the most popular watch types, loved by everyone from pilots to executives.

Thanks to their simple design, pilot's watches are extraordinarily easy to read. The dial is usually black, while the hands and markers are both white and coated in luminous material. This guarantees optimum readability, even in dark conditions.

There has been a uniform standard for pilot's watches since 2012. German manufacturers like Sinn and Stowa have their pilot's watches certified according to this standard, meaning the reliability of their watches has been proven under extreme conditions.

Breitling and IWC are two of the most famous Swiss manufacturers of pilot's watches. Watches like the Breitling Navitimer and the IWC Mark XI are famous the world over. The design of the IWC Mark XI has served as the inspiration for innumerable pilot's watches. The Navitimer chronograph went down in watchmaking history with its slide rule bezel. Wearers can use it to make various mathematical calculations, such as rates of climb and descent, speed, and fuel consumption, among others.


How much do pilot's watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Size (in mm) Complications
Rolex GMT Master II Pepsi 21,300 USD 40 GMT
Rolex GMT Master II Batman 11,000 USD 40 GMT
IWC Mark XI (Vintage) 7,500 USD 36
Breitling Chronomat 44 GMT 7,500 USD 44 Chronograph, GMT
Breitling Navitimer 01 5,900 USD 43 Chronograph, slide rule, date
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 4,600 USD 43 Chronograph, day-date
IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII 4,500 USD 40 Date
Sinn 103 Ti UTC TESTAF 3,200 USD 41 Chronograph, GMT, date

Detailed Price Information

If you're interested in buying a pilot's watch, you can choose from a large selection of models from different brands. With such an expansive collection, there's certain to be the perfect watch for every budget. More affordable watches under 1,100 USD are available from Breitling. The Breitling Aerospace has the brand's characteristic bezel rider tabs at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock. Inside its case, you will find an incredibly precise quartz movement. It's available for around 900 USD pre-owned. A used Breitling Chronomat can also be had for less than 1,100 USD.

You can find numerous pre-owned Breitling watches for between 1,000 and 3,000 USD. Pilot's watches from the French manufacturer Bell & Ross are also available in this price range. Pre-owned pilot's chronographs from IWC cost around 2,300 USD. Three-hand models are available for less than 2,300 USD. IWC chronographs in good condition cost around 2,900 USD.

The 857 UTC watch from Sinn is available with or without a pilot's watch certificate. Both versions cost about the same. You should plan on spending about 2,200 USD on a new model. A new chronograph Sinn 103 Ti TESTAF costs around 3,000 USD. New models with a chronograph and GMT function cost around 3,200 USD.

You can find Rolex's GMT-Master for under 11,400 USD. The Genevan manufacturer developed the GMT watch in the mid-1950s based on the demands of commercial pilots. The American airline Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) used the GMT-Master as their official watch.

One of the most popular GMT-Master II models comes with a black and blue ceramic bezel and is known as 'Batman.' You can purchase this timepiece for around 11,000 USD in mint condition. Pre-owned examples cost a few hundred dollars less. The GMT-Master II Pepsi, ref. 126710BLRO was presented at Baselworld 2018 and sells for over 20,500 USD. Its official list price sits at 8,800 CHF, or around 9,000 USD.


What Makes Pilot's Watches Special

Pilot's watches are especially easy to read. They usually feature black dials with white hour markers and large hands. What's more, the hands and markers are coated in luminous material so that they glow in the dark. Additionally, most models include a triangular marker at 12 o'clock. Minute indices and Arabic numerals for the hours make telling the time even easier.

Many pilot's watches come with a chronograph function or even a flyback chronograph. One such example is the Heuer Bund, produced by Heuer in the late 1960s for the German military. While coveted among collectors, these vintage watches are still affordable at around 5,700 USD.


The Most Popular Pilot's Watches

The Breitling Navitimer is one of the most famous and popular pilot's watches. This iconic chronograph features a slide rule bezel, which can be used to perform mathematical calculations. The Navitimer is also available with the in-house Breitling caliber 01 with a 70-hour power reserve. This 46-mm version is especially readable. Top models in this collection have an in-house caliber with a split-seconds chronograph used to measure intervals. The Navitimer comes in stainless steel, gold, or a combination of both.

IWC pilot's watches are also some of the most highly sought after on the market. Their design set the standard for this watch type. The retro Big Pilot's Heritage models are inspired by historic pilot's watches. The 48-mm edition is particularly large and easy to read. Due to their large crowns, operating these retro pilot's watches is remarkably simple. In addition to the basic three-hand models, the IWC line of pilot's watches also includes chronographs.

American watch manufacturer Hamilton also made a name for itself with pilot's watches. In 1904, they became the official supplier of the US Armed Forces. Fourteen years later, they turned their sights upward. Since then, Hamilton watches have taken part in many historic moments, from the first airmail service flight between DC and New York to the first flight from California to Hawai'i. During World War II, the company focused solely on the production of military timepieces. Their pocket and wristwatches saw action from the land and sea to the skies. Since 1945, Hamilton watches have continued to reliably display the time to soldiers and civilians alike. Today, the various models of the Hamilton Khaki Aviation collection continue this tradition in affordable style. Many new pieces can be found for under or around 500 USD, while limited editions can cost upward of 3,000 USD. Depending on its condition, vintage timepieces can range from under 100 to several thousand USD for bomb timers or the extremely rare Hamilton "Count-Down" GMT Chrono-Matic.


The Historic Significance of Pilot's Watches

The Cartier Santos is considered the first pilot's watch. Louis Cartier developed this square wristwatch in 1904 for the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont. Two years later, Dumont flew the first official flight in a motorized airplane. During the flight, he wore the Santos, allowing him to keep both hands on the controls while still keeping an eye on the time.

The roots of modern-day pilot's watches go all the way back to pocket watches — or, more accurately, deck watches used in high-sea navigation. These were portable pocket watches that supplemented a ship's marine chronometer. The marine chronometer was anchored to the ship and mounted on three freely moving axles, keeping the dial face up even during heavy swells. In this position, the highly precise marine chronometer was regulated, and sailors used it to determine their exact location. During long trips at sea, watches accurate to the second were indispensable for navigation.

The officers on board synchronized their deck watches with the marine chronometer and returned to the deck to determine their position via sextant. The deck watches had very precise movements, but due to the extreme deviations in temperature and different positions, they weren't as precise as the marine chronometer.

At the beginning of the 20th century, pilots used these deck watches during flights. They would solder metal pieces to the watches and loop thick leather straps through them. When modified this way, they could wear the deck watches on their thighs or over a flight suit. These pilot's watches were easily identifiable by their large crowns, which also allowed the wearer to set the time with gloves on.

Later, deck watches received their characteristic pilot's watch design. A black dial with yellow numerals became a defining feature of these timepieces. At the beginning of the 20th century, manufacturers started using the luminous, radioactive material radium. Today, they use the luminescent, non-radioactive material Superluminova. Black dials have some obvious advantages: There's no glare, and together with luminous indices and hands, they are easy to read at twilight and at night.

Most pilot's watches from the early 20th century also featured a stop-seconds mechanism. This allowed the wearer to set the watch to the exact second, which is necessary to navigate accurately. One of the most important German manufacturers of these types of watches was the Glashütte-based company A. Lange & Söhne. During the Second World War, they produced pilot's watches exclusively for the military. These watches are very rare today. Just as rare are German pilot's chronographs, which were produced by manufacturers such as Tutima and Junghans. The movements powering these watches originally came from Glashütte. Altogether, there are only 300 to 400 of these vintage watches remaining from the 1930s and 40s, and they cost upwards of 34,000 USD each.

Historical Highlights

  • Origins tracing back to deck watches used on ships
  • Deck watches with leather straps were the first pilot's watches
  • Cartier Santos: the first true pilot's watch in the form of a wristwatch
  • A. Lange & Söhne was one of the most important manufacturers of German pilot's watches

IWC Mark XI: The Cult Pilot's Watch

The IWC Mark XI is a classic pilot's watch. The Swiss manufacturer IWC produced the watch starting at the end of the 1940s. The Mark XI was a smaller version of the Mark X. For around 30 years, IWC delivered the Mark XI to numerous air forces around the world. This simple, manual watch featured no chronograph function. Therefore, it was comparably inexpensive at 350 Swiss francs. Now, it costs between 5,700 and 10,300 USD. The watch had a characteristic black dial with bright luminous numerals and a triangle at 12 o'clock. To this day, manufacturers such as Fortis still produce pilot's watches with this simple, iconic design.


The Standard for Pilot's Watches: DIN 8330

An official standard for pilot's watches has existed since early 2016: the German DIN 8330. The watch manufacturer Sinn Spezialuhren initiated the process of developing this standard. The German Institute for Standardization (DIN) decided in the summer of 2013 to create a new standard for pilot's watches based on the Technical Standard for Pilot's Watches (TESTAF). This standard is oriented to meet the challenges of modern aviation. The aerospace engineering department at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences developed the TESTAF together with Sinn Spezialuhren in 2012. According to DIN 8330, pilot's wristwatches must be compatible with other onboard instruments, pose no risk to the aircraft and crew, and must be able to withstand the physical stressors of flight.

DIN 8330 differentiates between visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR). Watches certified according to IFR require a stopwatch function and are thus chronographs. Watches certified to VFR have a 12-hour as well as a 60-minute display. The central second hand must feature a mechanism so it can be stopped to the exact second. Furthermore, the standard requires the watch to have a bidirectional rotatable bezel with minute markers and ratcheting. The dial and scale background must be matte black, and the diameter of the dial must not be smaller than 27 mm. The watch has to be easily legible, and thus the hour indices, triangular marker on the bezel, and the hour, minute, and second hands must be coated with luminous material which glows for at least three hours.

The DIN 8330 also requires pilot's watches and their functions to work properly between -15 °C and +55 °C (5 to 131 °F). They have to pass an impact test by surviving a drop from a 1-meter height onto a hardwood floor. They are also tested for waterproofness according to DIN 8310. The watches undergo further tests for precision, strap fittings, and magnetic field resistance, among other things. At the end of the tests, the watch must still function properly and have no signs of external damage.