Torgoen is a brand of professional pilot watches that are Swiss made – using Swiss movements. It is a US based brand and the watches are designed by pilots. That being said – you don’t have to be a pilot to purchase or enjoy these watches. I think the styling cues, details and materials that are inspired by aviation make great looking watches that anyone can enjoy.
The pictures below show two of their watches that I recommend checking out.
Torgoen Model T16
The highlights of this watch are as follows:
- Swiss Quartz ETA G10.211 Chronograph Movement
- Stainless Steel Case
- Screw Down Stainless Steel Back
- Brown Italian Leather Strap w/Brushed Stainless Steel buckle
- K1 Hardex crystal
- Long Lasting Luminescence Dial
- Water Resistant to 100m (330ft)
The beige face and brown leather give this watch a vintage feel. If that’s not what you’re into – this is also available with a black dial – and you can get a stainless steel band also. The large hands and numbers are inspired by aviation dials and make this watch standout. Go to the website and take a look at this watch – I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Torgoen Model T20
The highlights of this watch are:
- GMT/Dual Time
- ISA 8176 movement
- Big Date Window
- Stainless Steel Case & Strap
I really like the colors of this watch – if orange is not your thing – it’s available in other colors (blue, red and green) – check out the website for those options.
Some of you may be saying “GMT/Dual Time” – what’s that? What it means is that the watch has the ability to show the time in 2 time zones – independently. In addition to the typical hour and minute hands – there’s an orange hand that keeps track of a separate time in 24 hr format. This hand will go around once in 24 hours – keeping track of that secondary time zone. This is great for travelling – you’ll always know what time it is at home (I have a GMT watch that I use for this purpose – and it’s very useful). The GMT refers to Greenwich Mean Time – it has become a shorthand for a watch like this – because pilots use GMT for communication to eliminate confusion and typically leave the secondary time zone set that way.
Interesting fact – the Torgoen T16 watch is worn by Richard Branson – the man behind Virgin Galactic. So while you may not be able to live like a billionaire – you can share a little of his lifestyle by wearing the same watch.
I have the T16 model. It’s a great watch and gets a lot of comments when I wear it. I highly recommend this watch – and Torgoen in general.
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about Torgoen watches – or ask a question if you have one.