About this watch
An aviation watch is characterized by its large and highly legible dial, allowing a pilot to be able to quickly and easily read time in both good and bad weather, day or night. With our Pilot watch, we modernize the aviation chronograph and create a highly functional and sporty timepiece.
Robust. The stainless steel case with its patented Case Suspension System is made to protect the movement from the forces found in an air-race airplane.
Luxurious. Although extremely tough and streamlined to perfection, this watch is crafted with passion and flawless precision.
Comfortable. Our patented case suspension system mean you can walk (or fly) in style and comfort. For even more comfort on the wrist, you can upgrade your leather strap with the patented clasp featuring an integrated Micro-Adjustment System. Click for more here…
Bold. The large and highly legible dial stands out with luminescent hands and sharp lines.
Yours. You don’t have to sit in the lap of luxury to put something luxurious on your wrist. Our direct-to-consumer approach means you'll get the best quality at a fraction of the cost of any comparable Swiss timepiece.
- Swiss Made Quartz Movement
- Patented Case Suspension System
- Mineral Crystal
- Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating
- Water Resistance 10 Bar
We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.
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Free Express Delivery
All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.
All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.
Swiss Made RONDA startech 5040.D Quartz with chronograph and date display
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Weight: 120g (case only)
Bezel: Stainless steel 316L, PVD black
Case: Stainless steel 316L, PVD black
Container: Titanium Grade 2
Glass: Mineral crystal
Italian calf leather straps with pin buckles.
Rubber straps with stainless steel foldover clasp.
Titanium bracelets with stainless steel foldover clasp.
All Pilot leather straps can be combined with the carbon fiber composite clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
Silver sunray, with tachymeter scale on the flange. Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes
Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. Its two main functions are:
- absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts
- adds to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements
Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the Formex patented case suspension system works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer.
This patented case suspension system brings form and function together for Formex Swiss watches. It’s functional, it’s state of the art engineering and it’s unquestionably unique - all in one watch.
Your leather strap comes with a conventional pin buckle. However, you can upgrade your clasp with our in-house developed carbon-fiber composite folding clasp. It features a patented 7mm fine-adjustment system that allows to gradually micro adjust the length of the strap without taking off the watch. As our wrists change size during the day and in different temperatures, this system gives a bespoke fit no matter the conditions, improving the comfort and fit on the wrist. Choose between the stainless steel buckle or the black titanium buckle.