Here’s something that would excite every boy whose childhood dreams included being captain of an aircraft. Designed for the pilot in mind, aviation watches are often characterised by a few basic requirements, such as highly accurate timekeeping capabilities and a clean dial with contrasting markers.

Today, pilot watches no longer only serve military pilots heading off to war. Luxury watch companies are reviving the classic watch style with a bevy of design and technical updates. This includes multiple displays and dials and even tourbillon complications. From Rolex’s latest Air-King to Breitling’s well-travelled Navitimer Aviation 01 Chronograph, here are five of our favourites.