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Ernst Benz was a pioneer in the world of aviation who designed aircraft instrument chronographs. The Benz Micro Aircraft Chronograph, that he designed in the 1960’s, became standard equipment on most of the light to mid weight aircraft of its time and beyond. The Ernst Benz watches stay faithful to their namesake. The watches are all automatic, are easy to read at a glance, and offer the traditional complications that suit the flying set.
This is not to say that the brand, despite its traditional roots, is averse to shaking things up a bit. The new Chronoflite World Timer goes off-grid and displays unexpected city names on its bezel representing the 24 time zones (Cairo instead of Athens, for example). Also on the bezel, and rarely seen, are indications of daylight savings corresponding to the zones that change the time with the season. This Daylight Savings time is indicated by a dash and an S next to the city name. The inner bezel ring rotates bi-directionally to make setting the watch easier and at 47mm it’s easy to read on the fly.
The Original Benz Micro Aircraft Chronograph designed in the 60’s