The DAVOSA Neoteric Pilot Automatic is a reinterpretation of the classic pilot’s watch. The dial of DAVOSA Neoteric Pilot Automatic contained within a 42 mm diameter, stainless steel case has a strictly centred design and dispenses with all totalizers. This gives the wristwatch an attractive generosity. The dial carries easily readable Arabic figures to mark the hours, which are additionally indicated by means of hand-applied, brushed indices – eleven rectangular ones and a single triangle at 12 o’clock. Rounded corners were deliberately avoided to enhance the tool-like character of the watch.
Other features include three hands and an orange, red or yellow minute track on an inner circle. The hour and minute hands are partially skeletonized in opposing ways to differentiate them more fully. The minute hand possesses a colour coordinated frame, so minutes can be read from the inner circle without an additional hand. A narrow, 16.5 mm seconds hand completes the trio of hands.
The space freed up by dispensing with all totalizers is employed for a subtle and unusual dial background design: The midnight blue, black or dark grey dials recall the paint application of an oil painting with a slightly raised structure.
The satined and polished stainless steel case appears tidy and modern. Inside is a tried and tested Swiss DAV2824 automatic calibre, which is rendered visible by a glass back, screwed down at multiple points.
The DAVOSA Neoteric Pilot Automatic is topped by a standard-compliant, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. A fluted crown that is characteristic of DAVOSA is screwed together with the case and remains eminently operable even when wearing pilot’s gloves.
A vintage-look, leather strap harks back to the tradition of pilot’s watches. The hands, indices and the triangle at the top are all coated with luminescent Super-LumiNova. To increase luminosity, the Arabic figures are printed fivefold and are thus slightly raised.
The DAVOSA Neoteric Pilot Automatic comes in three model versions. The retail price of 748 Euros is identical for all three models.
Model: DAVOSA Neoteric Pilot
161.565.46 (blue/yellow), 161.565.56 (black/red) and 161.565.96 (dark grey/orange)
Swiss quality automatic movement DAV2824
Satined and polished all stainless steel case; Ø 42mm; fluted and handy crown; screw down glass back; 5ATM water resistance
Dial with special colour structure; colourful accents of hands and inner circle minute track
Brushed, hand-applied indices and triangle for orientation with luminous dot; printed fivefold Arabic figures with Super-LumiNova for perfect readability in the dark
Partially skeletonized hands; minute hand with colour coordinated frame for reading the inner circle
Anthrazite-grey vintage leather straps with subtle colourful seams
Price: 748,- €