From the moment the first "heavier than air" craft rose above the ground in the early 20th century, watches have been pilots' trusted ally, and watchmakers have invented various functions to assist them in their missions. The most useful of these is, without doubt, the flyback.
From the moment the first "heavier than air" craft rose above the ground, airborne adventurers understood the need to have with them an instrument that would measure time during flight, and thus enable them to calculate position and direction. In the first of two articles, we recall the pioneering age of flight.
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Since its invention, watch has been associated with the great human conquests, and that of the skies is no exception. Right from the time of the first flights, watchmakers developed instruments designed to serve pilots’ needs. Their functions continue to cultivate the image of airborne adventurers.
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