Pilot Vintage Models

Approximate Period 1935 - 1945

The term "vintage" evokes thoughts of traditional, classical or historical design. We would describe our watches from our vintage collection as "time-honored. We place great value on this and build the timepieces as they were originally. Our pilot vintage models look old due to this philosophy, even though they are new. They have no scratches, stains or flaws to make the watch look old. The watches will age on your wrist. The vintage models look as if someone after 70 years has taken these watches out from an unopened old box. The watch cases are made ​​entirely by hand. The dials are also completely hand-made and are provided with a thick layer of lacquer, just like the dials of the time. This type of paint is almost indestructible. The dial markers are cut out and Superlumiova is applied by hand into the recesses. The back is then given a rubber coating. This process is our own invention and is already being copied by well-known luxury manufacturers. With this method and using our special lume the best results can be achieved. Our design is better than the previously used methods. Normally, the luminous material is printed on the dial or the luminous material is glued (with sandwich dials) on a small plate under the dial. With our dials the luminous material is inserted into the recesses by hand. This allows much more luminous material to be used, which is not possible with standard dials. If you use too much lume on standard dials, it will flake off over time and contaminate the dial. Even with sandwich dials luminous material can not be applied too thick, because the disc with the Luminova is below the dial. In our process we have solved both these problems. The luminous material is applied extremely thick and illuminates very brightly over a very long period of time. The thicker we make the dials, the more Luminova we can use.  No pilot´s watch glows better than the vintage TOURBY . We say this quite boldly and many experts agree with us. Our Luminova has been developed in house in conjuction with the company TRITEC in Switzerland. We have old radium luminous material colour copied perfectly but without the radioactivity. 

A backlit test was conducted by the international watch blog "Gizmolic Watch blog," the TOURBY Old radium beat all the other brands by a long way. The author had watches of different brands and different price classes to compare their luminosity. Included in the test are ultra-luxury watches and TOURBY Old radium. The TOURBY as is clear from this test was the clear winner, which may be a surprise to many but not for us. We have said cheekily before this test: " No lume is better than the TOURBY Old radium ". This comparison has only confirmed our assertion. In the luminosity of the watch, it depends on the right mix. Our "Old radium" luminous material is a special mixture, which is only available from us. Important is not only the light intensity but also the length of time the lume is legible. When comparing the test you can see very clearly that the difference becomes apparent after only a few hours. While other watches in the test are initially are well lit, they lose their power after a few hours, while the TOURBY shines through the whole night. In addition, it is found in the test that hands and dial glow to varying degrees in all the watch models. Since their dial and hands come from different factories (there is no supplier that manufactures both), you also have different Luminova, which must be re-mixed again and again. As we make our dials and hands ourselves, we can use one and the same Luminova in two parts.Therefore, dial and hands glow with the same strength on the TOURBY Old radium.

The third watch from the right in the picture is the TOURBY Old radium.

Here the video of the lume contest:

The dial completely hand made documented in the individual steps.

Pilot Vintage Manual 43

Price:

 

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1,650.00 Euro

 

Specifications:

 

43 mm diameter

50 mm lug to lug

22 mm strap wide

Height 9 mm (10.4mm incl. domed Glass)
Stainless steel watch case (Made in Germany)

Watch case finished by hand

Domed and anti-reflective sapphire glass (arched)

Sapphire glass case back
Glass seals UV-resistant
Tritec luminous material (best quality worldwide)
Hand painted dial (Made in-house)
temperature-blued steel hands (Swiss Made)
Swiss Made ETA 6498-1 Decorated SCDG (manual wind)

18.000 A/h beat, 17 Jewels, 48 hours power reserve

Blued screws, rhodium plated, CDG

Shock-resistant according to DIN 8308 Norma
Anti-magnetic according to DIN 8309 standard
hand-stitched leather bands (Made in Germany)

Shipped in an attractive trvael Leather case

Pilot 43 Ultra Vintage Manual

(with grey dial)

Pilot Vintage Automatic 42

Limited to 50 pieces worldwide

 

Price:

 

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1,400.00 Euro

 

Specifications

42mm diameter

51 mm lug to lug

22 mm strap wide

Height 12.7mm (without glas)
Sand-blasted stainless steel watch case (Made in Germany)
massive, screwed steel bottom (nickel free)
domed and anti-reflective sapphire glass interior (almost indestructible)
Glass seals UV-resistant
Special seals
Tritec luminous material (best quality worldwide)
Antique dial (hand made)
temperature-blued steel hands (Swiss Made)
Swiss Made ETA 2824.2 
Shock-resistant according to DIN 8308 Norma
Anti-magnetic according to DIN 8309 standard
Water resistant to DIN 8310 standard
hand-stitched leather bands (Made in Germany)
Butterfly clasp

Shipped in an attractive trvael Leather case

Pilot Vintage Automatic Black

Price:

 

**** free shipping worldwide ***

 

1,400.00 Euro

 

Specifications

42mm diameter

51 mm lug to lug

22 mm strap wide

Height 12.7mm (without glas)
Sand-blasted stainless steel watch case (Made in Germany)
massive, screwed steel bottom with Europe map (nickel free)
domed and anti-reflective sapphire glass interior (almost indestructible)
Glass seals UV-resistant
Special seals

scew-in crown

20 ATM WR (200 m)
Tritec luminous material (best quality worldwide)
Galvano-black dial (Made in Germany)
temperature-blued steel hands (Swiss Made)
Swiss Made ETA 2824.2 
Shock-resistant according to DIN 8308 Norma
Anti-magnetic according to DIN 8309 standard
Water resistant to DIN 8310 standard
hand-stitched leather bands (Made in Germany)
Butterfly clasp

Shipped in an attractive trvael Leather case

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