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Visconti takes inspiration from Italian bomber for its 2018 Aviator collection

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Florentine watch business Visconti is embracing the historic style of pilot watches worn by Italian airmen with its 2018 Aviator SM 79.

The watch is inspired by the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero aircraft, a plane originally designed in the 1930s to carry passengers but reconfigured as a high speed bomber during the war.

The Aviator SM 79 is a classical pilot watch with a large 44.5mm steel case and clear bold dial making it easily readable. An oversized crown makes it possible to adjust the watch while wearing gloves.

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The collection includes a time-only automatic movement model and a chronograph including day and date, with both movements sourced from Sellita.

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