AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 WERNER VOSS
Pilot watch named after Werner Voss (1897-1917), German ace pilot in the WW1 with 48 credited victories. Decorated with the Pour Le Mérite medal and 1st class Iron Cross, Voss was a close friend of Manfred von Richthofen and a member of Jadgstaffel 2 (Jasta 2), later part of Jadgeschwader 1 (The Flying Circus) under Red Baron's command.
AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 OSWALD BOELCKE
Military aviator watch named after Oswald Boelcke (1891-1916), perhaps the most influential fighter pilot of all time. With 40 confirmed victories, he’s considered the father of German Air Force. Commanding officer of Luftstreitkräfte’s Jagdstaffel (Jasta) 2, he was the first pilot (along with Max Immelmann ) decorated with the “Pour le Mérite” medal,...
AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 MAX IMMELMANN
Named after Max Immelmann (1890-1916), the first fighter pilot decorated with the Pour Le Mérite medal (along with Oswald Boelcke ). Since then the medal was nicknamed “Der Blaue Max” (The Blue Max). With 15 confirmed victories, he was known as “Der Adler von Lille” (The Eagle of Lille).
AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 FRANCESCO BARACCA
Pilot watch named after Count Francesco Baracca (1888-1918), 34 confirmed victories. His coat of arms was offered to Enzo Ferrari by Baracca’s mother after the war to be used as the Scuderia Ferrari racing cars #badge . Ferrari accepted but changed the background color into yellow for his birthplace (Modena), and the horse color into black...
AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 EDDIE RICKENBACKER
Pilot watch named after Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973), 26 confirmed victories, Decorated with the Medal of Honor. Perhaps the most effective fighter pilot in WW1, as he got his victories between April and November 1918. He arrived in Europe with the American Expeditonary Force in 1917 but didn’t fly until March 1918 and spent three and a half months...
AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 BILLY BISHOP
Aviation pilot watch named after William "Billy" Bishop, VC (1894-1959), Canadian ace pilot in WW1. 72 confirmed victories. Decorated with the Victoria Cross, Bishop scored the highest number of victories among the Brithish Empire pilots. Toronto’s second airport is named after him.
AVIATOR WATCH TYPE 1 GEORGES GUYNEMER
This military aviator watch is named after WW1 French ace fighter pilot Georges Guynemer (1894-1917), with 53 confirmed dogfight victories. Decorated with the Legion d’Honneur, Guynemer was not the highest French scorer (that was René Fonck with 72, ranked 2nd among all pilots in the war second only to von Richthofen) , but he was a French National Hero.