The pilot-style watch is as popular and iconic as ever. When Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont charged the famous French watchmaker with designing a watch specifically for him, he did so seeking an easy-to-read design. Bold indicators, a large dial, and a simple design were all a pilot needed in mid-flight, and the Frenchmans finished product was exactly what Alberto was looking for. He was prepared for takeoff. That was in 1904. Since then, the pilot watch has evolved, incorporating a stylish more formal aesthetic without sacrificing the original concept. The Stauer Ace combines the classic vintage good looks worn by the likes of the WWII flyboys with modern timekeeping technology. This functioning chronograph also features a 24-hour military time indicator, date window and illuminated hands. Harnessing the colours of bomber jackets, blue skies and flight instrument panel lights, the Stauer Ace puts the attitude in altitude.