CHOISI 1929 Pilot
Withstands the strongest test: Of time.
The 1929 Collection embodies the experimental spirit of the 1920s era where various case shapes took form. One of the most noticeable case style that emerged as the trend of its day was the cushion-shaped case, which until today remains a popular style icon. To encapsulate the spirit of creativity, what’s more fitting than to create a cushion shape collection to mark the birth date of Choisi?
Dark yet unassuming, the 1929 Pilot is as legible as it gets. Back when pilots did not have the privilege of digital instrumentation, they had to rely on their watches. That's why pilot watches are one of the easiest-to-read timepieces in the world.
With a new-old-stock (NOS) FHF96 caliber, this watch is not merely a homage to the old days--it lives and breathes it. The handwinding movement is the same exact caliber used in the watches issued to soldiers during WWII. Now, how's that for a converwsation starter?
About Choisi Suisse
Montres Choisi story begins in 1929 with the founding of a family business in Bienne, the heart of watchmaking in Switzerland. The company produced numerous mechanical timepieces under its own label "CHOISI SUISSE ", accepting only perfection and manufactured watches of the highest quality. The company also developed rapidly and earned an excellent reputation of being a 3rd party manufacture for the assembly of watches and development of movement complications such as chronographs, watches with moon phases etc., many of which were supplied to leading Swiss brands for the creation of their own timepieces.
In 2013 under a new ownership, Montres Choisi reintroduced the art of fine watchmaking with designs that encapsulate the enduring classics from the bygone era. With this rebirth, Montres Choisi is able to continue its fine tradition of producing quality Swiss made timepieces at a price point that is accepted by the masses.
Case size: 44mm x 53.5mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Case back: Stainless steel
Movement type: Manual winding
Movement no.: FHF96 vintage caliber
Power reserve: Approx 42hrs
Dial: White dial with concentric circle sector dial, heat-treated blued hands
Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 5ATM
Strap type: Leather
Strap material: Calf
Buckle: Stainless steel tang buckle
Warranty: 1 year