Since adding Archimede watches to the Windup Watch Shop last fall they have become a mainstay of the store. Always a crowd-pleaser, always mechanical, their no-nonsense pilot and sport watches offer exceptional German-made quality at very fair prices. They aren’t the flashiest watches out there, but they aren’t lacking in character either. Most notably, their line of bronze pilots offer a twist on classic style, bringing the rugged charm of a warm metal to an otherwise straight-forward pilot watch.
Today, we’re very excited to announce that we are adding several more models from the brand, all in their iconic pilot line. These watches range from different dial-variation and case-sizes of models already in the shop to a couple of new and more complicated pieces. Let’s get to it.
Archimede PIlot 39 Bronze “A” and “H”
Let’s start with a pretty straightforward, but still exciting addition, the Pilot 39 Bronze. As the name suggests, this is the incredibly cool and stylish bronze pilot in 39mm, rather than 42. Still a hair under 10mm thick, the 39 case wears incredibly well and is the perfect size for those who prefer a smaller or more understated watch. Available in “A” dial, with date, logo and BGW9 lume, and “B” dial, without date or branding and C3 lume. Both are available now for $999
Archimede Pilot GMT
The Pilot GMT takes Archimede’s classic pilot design and adds in one of the most useful complications out there. The ability to track a second time-zone has been a staple of modern pilot’s watches, and few do it as cleanly as the Archimede. The simple 24-hr index about the center of the dial is tracked with the bright red hour hand, which is bold but doesn’t distract from the rest of the dial. Perfect for frequent travelers. Available now for $1,115
Archimede Pilot 42 “B”
The “B” dial is Archimede’s take on the navigator or “b-uhr” concept. The watch starts with their 42 x 9.9mm case,, and adds the more complicated, but highly legible navigator dial into the mix. Featuring a large minute index and smaller inner hour index, all painted in brightly glowing C3 lume. Available now for $760
Archimede Pilot 42 Bronze “A”
Like the 39 above, this is the variety of the 42mm bronze pilot with branding, date and C3 lume. This combo is particularly appealing, mixing crisp, white paint with patinating bronze. Available now for $999
Archimede Pilot Chrono TriKompax
And now for the big guy. The Pilot Chrono TriKompax builds on the classic pilot styling Archimede has perfected and adds in a 3-6-9 chronograph. The result is a perfectly balanced dial that manages to seamlessly add chronograph functionality to this iconic layout. Powered by a beautifully decorated top-grade Valjoux 7750, with a special module to allow for the 3-6-9 layout, the Pilot Chrono TriKompax is a beautiful beast that any pilot, chrono or German-made watch fan will love. Available now for $2,345