February 2, 2011

Hit List: Sky Chief

All the way back in 1940, Benrus Watch Co. launched their most successful model -- the Sky Chief. For the next two decades or so, the model was the official pilot's timepiece of many major airways and is still thought of today as one of the best designed pilot's watches ever conceived. I don't know about you, but I'd take this over most contemporary models with an equivalent price tag... about 2k for a decent one.

And since we're on the subject of amazing vintage wrist wear, Gilt is having a sale starting at Noon PM Wed (2/2), including a few of the tastiest time pieces we've seen in a minute. The sale is curated by the fine gentleman behind Hodinkee, Benjamin Klymer, so you know it's gonna be classy. I call dibs on that Heuer... just until I can find 4k in the cushions of my couch.