In the 1920s, early pilots flew single-engine planes over long distances, navigating without the benefit of the satellites and computerized calculations we enjoy today.
The Stauer Voyager is inspired by those early pilots and the face features the type of innovative numeric calculations they used to set course in the early 20th century. In particular, we modeled the Voyager after an ingenious watch created by a legendary Swiss watch company and designed in collaboration with none other than the great navigator himself–– Charles Lindbergh. This watch sped computations for determining celestial lines of position, its bezel and dial allowed navigators to read off the hour angle of a celestial object at Greenwich, eliminating a simple but troublesome calculation.
Now, this famous watch starts at a sky high $6,000, so we decided to create a watch that captures the navigational essence and pioneering spirit of the iconic timepiece at a much more down-to-earth price.
The Voyager has the classic look and feel of aviation innovation with a stainless steel crown and case and a band of genuine black leather, while the blue and red hands pay homage to the great American pilots of history. We think Mr. Lindbergh would approve.