Guinand’s been on a roll with their recent releases, and the brand’s latest chronograph is no exception. The newest entry into Guinand’s catalog is the Starfighter Pilot Chronograph, a two-register chrono reminiscent of 60s-era mil-spec watches, particularly the legendary and highly collectible Heuer Bund.
This isn’t an homage in the sense that it’s a one-for-one duplicate, but rather it pulls from the Bund and others and reimagines the aesthetic. Regardless, it should be noted that the late Helmut Sinn, who owned and operated Guinand after he left Sinn, worked on and repaired Heuer Bunds on contract back in the day, even replacing Heuer-branded dials with Sinn-signed ones (and from what I’ve read, much to the displeasure of Heuer). If provenance matters to you, then know that there is a real connection to the Bunds of yesteryear here.