The Watch

The world’s first true pilots watch. If you’re not a pilot then you can’t own one.

Unique in design, this watch is made from the finest materials and features a SWISS gold-plated movement. The case and dial of the watch mimic an altimeter found in early aircraft. Red Chevron Links can be added to the watch band to display pilots achievements and ratings. On the clasp of the watch is a deep engraving of the WINGS logo. This watch is only going to be sold to anyone that has soloed or piloted with higher ratings.

The idea for the WINGS Watch was conceived in 1977 by Frank Christian Jr. The WINGS Watch was born from the wish that a pilot/father had for his son. He wanted to give him a substantial and, meaningful gift upon his son’s graduation as a pilot. There existed nothing, and hence the WINGS Watch was born.

Frank Christian’s story


Created using the best materials and watch manufacturing techniques

“We used the best materials and watch manufacturing techniques that money can buy” says Christian. Each WINGS Watch is lovingly ‘born’ in Augusta, Georgia. The watch case and bold, distinctive watch band are made of surgical-grade stainless steel, the dial face mimics the altimeter found in most piston aircraft. The watch features a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) black coating, the watch crystal has a double anti-reflective coating and easy to read hands. The WINGS Watch features a SWISS gold-plated 4 jewel quartz movement with a special power saving mode which can extend battery life 60%.

Technical Specifications


  • Case

    316l stainless steel case with 4 screws in 38mm size.

  • Crystal

    Flat sapphire crystal with Anti-Reflective coating.

  • Quartz

    Swiss origin Ronda 6003 quartz.

  • Water resistance
    Water resistance

    3ATM water resistant, where each ATM = 10 meters.

  • Band

    16l stainless steel solid band with screws on each link.

  • White hands
    White hands

    In line with the design of an altimeter.

  • Buckle

    Tortoise back shaped 316l stainless steel buckle, double pressed with the WINGS watch logo.

  • Personalisation

    Engraved 316l stainless steel case with the WINGS logo and individual series number lasered on.

From the archives

Frank served as Chairman of the Augusta Aviation Commission for two terms and was Chairman of the Civil Service Commission. He still dabbles a bit in politics and has been an EAA172 member since its early years. He sold his business (Frank Christian Studio), and while his life continues to be full and satisfying, he maintains his family as priority number one. He and his wife generally spend their summers in England.

Frank Christian’s story

Wings Pilot Watch

Wings Pilot Watch

Wings Pilot Watch