One of the most iconic global airlines in aviation history, Pan American World Airways®, LLC has set the gold standard for international air travel since 1927. With its sights fixed on the horizon, the company single-handedly ushered in the dawn of the Jet Age, an era that launched a new class of passengers into the skies and across the oceans for the very first time. Flying with the leader quickly became as much about the journey as it was the destination; Pan Am offered unparalleled value, comfort, and service not yet seen in the friendly skies. The airline brought luxury to long-range travel—and the world a little bit closer together.
Today, in proud partnership with this industry innovator, we’re releasing the Timex® x Pan Am Waterbury: a nostalgic collaboration that harkens back to one of aviation’s most evocative periods.
With coursed gourmet meals and comfortable, roomy seats, those who flew with Pan Am by the mid-century did so with the splendor of a glamorous globetrotter. Our collaborative timepiece not only channels the charm and grandeur of travel’s early days, but also the precision, ergonomics, and unencumbered legibility of a traditional pilots’ watch. The resulting collection is one that captures the essence of a bygone era.
Featuring either a date display or chronograph movement, the Timex x Pan Am Waterbury packs the vintage aesthetics of an aviation tool watch into the 42mm stainless-steel construction of one of our most classic case profiles. Our designers kept the sleek, navy-blue dial clean and spacious, crafted—like its predecessors—with the purpose of allowing navigators to quickly decipher the time and orient themselves while flying. Bold Arabic numerals 1 to 11 appear around the dial, while the signature triangular marker seen at the 12 position draws the eye toward the top of the watch.
In the darkness of a red-eye or the brightness of the tarmac, heroic, sword-shaped luminant hands also make for clear legibility. We’ve paired the streamlined aesthetic with a comfortable brown leather strap featuring Pan Am’s unmistakable “globe” accent plates. And like the memento that it is, this watch ships as a gift set with a Pan Am lapel pin, perfect for everyone from airline captains and aircraft enthusiasts, to collectors of American treasure. Don’t miss your chance to own a classic watch that embodies the spirit of American ingenuity—these are going to fly.