At some point in the last few months a great thing happened… On my desk, I had three of my favorite modern pilot/aviator watches to play with; the Sinn 556i, Oris ProPilot Date and the Fortis Cockpit Two. I was looking at them, admiring their individual qualities and it occurred to me that while very different, all three were playing at a similar concept and all three were priced in the same relative ball park ($1,020 – $1,550). So, it seemed only natural to take a look at all three together and compare and contrast them. I’ll say from the get-go, this isn’t to find a winner… All three are fantastic watches, but each offers a slightly different take on the modern pilot. Rather, in this article I hope to highlight what makes each watch unique and interesting.
Since this is more of an overview with comparisons, it would be good to read our full reviews of the three watches as a companion to this article: Sinn 556i, Oris ProPilot Date and Fortis Cockpit Two.