The Pitot F-14 Jolly Rogers edition is truly a precision tool watch made to accurately portray the spec of the legendary fighter aircraft it pays homage to. The F-14 Tomcat was flown by the Jolly Rogers squadron in the US Navy between 1974 and 2006. Quite possibly one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of our time, the F-14 Tomcat was a supersonic precision fighter aircraft. Often deployed aboard carrierships, this aircraft had unique skills and features still loved by enthusiasts to this day. When flown by the legendary Jolly Rogers squadron, it was adorned by a black tail with an iconic skull and crossbones on an all-black tail.
Like the F-14 Tomcat this watch is inspired by, this timepiece is also adorned by uniquely identifiable features:
- 316L Stainless steel case, glass blasted
- Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Seiko NH35A 21,600 bph
- Black dial, with iconic Jolly Rogers skull and crossbones above 6 o'clock
- Gold band around the dial to represent the iconic bands normally found on the tail fins flown by Jolly Rogers squadron
- Second hand inspired by the ejection seat handle in the F-14 Tomcat
The watches are developed by a former aircraft mechanic from the Royal Danish Airforce.
|Case||Stainless steel 316L|
|Case finish||Glass blasted surface|
|Glass||Sapphire with Anti Reflex coating|
|Crown||Stainless steel 316L|
|Case sides||Look-alike F-14 air intakes with black PVD steel inserts and Hex screw|
|Movement||Seiko NH35A 21.600 bph|
|Movement rotor||F14 Tomcat|
|Strap||Strong nylon strap 22mm|
|Dial||F14 Tomcat at 12H, Skull & Bones from VF84 at 6H - Super LumiNova|
|Dial design||Jolly Rogers from VF84 squadron|
|Dim||Width 45mm - Height 12mm - Lug to lug 45mm|
Hi There, I'm Thomas and I have dedicated my life to build up a danish watch company with watches inspired by fighter jets.
As a former aircraft mechanic in the RDAF and with a passion for watches and fighter jets, I have a dream of making fighter jet-inspired watches and build up a new watch company based in Denmark.
We aim to use swiss movements and assembly lines in Europe in our watches for the future.
When we develop a watch we look for the key features from the fighter jets and try to incorporate these elements into the watch using both watch ccase and dial.
Our intro to market watches, 3 models inspired by the F-14 Tomcat the inspiration we worked with are the air intakes, engine fan, and flight instruments, ejection seat, and the Tomcat logo.
We combined it with inspiration from Top Gun, the F-14 rotor was inspired by the famous scene where they fly inverted and giving the bird. The rotor actually "flies" inverted when charging the automatic movement.
After running crowdfunding campaign on both Indiegogo and Kickstarter, I managed to start the production of our first 300 watches inspired by the F-14 Tomcat.
After doing great sales on preorder and by crowdfunding I managed to sell 10% of the company to an investor to develop the company and to support production further.
Our next watch will be inspired by the F/A-18 Hornet in Blue Angels colors.