Chances are, you may already be familiar with Torgoen Watches and their evolving range of aviation-inspired timepieces. We recently shared a few models from their Classic Aviation Collection with you earlier this year. Today, we’re taking a look at the brand’s latest: the T18, a bold chronograph constructed with a contemporary, race track-inspired look for adventurers seeking a quality timepiece at an accessible price point.

But first, some background on Torgoen to refresh your memory on the brand: the company has been around since 2010, producing aviation-themed watches inspired by vintage cockpit instruments. Founded by a team comprised of both aviation and watch enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that Torgoen has gone on to attract a loyal following from the same camps.

Several of their watches feature special dials made of unique materials like carbon fiber and even meteorite(!), with a variety of crystals, such as mineral, K1 and sapphire, and varied functionality – from Chronograph watches to GMT. All Torgoen watches feature a Swiss movement and are priced under $500, including the T18. (Plus, right now, this bestseller is on sale for 20% off when you visit Torgoen.com!)

The T18

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Designed in partnership with Team Pelfrey Star Mazda racers, this sports aviation timepiece offers a range of functional tools for the race track, while also appealing to aviation enthusiasts – and anyone else who has a need for speed.

Every detail on the T18 reflects this, from the large, clear display (a signature of any Torgoen dial), to the orange accents throughout – including the hour makers and skeleton hands – adding a pop of color and enhancing the T18’s sporty appearance. The case is constructed out of high-grade 316L stainless steel, measuring 45mm in diameter and 14mm thick, while the dial material is carbon fiber, available in your choice of black or blue, to make those orange accents truly stand out.

Both the hands and markers feature long-lasting luminescence for legibility in the dark, while Arabic numerals 12, 3, 6 and 9 are presented as large digits for added clarity. K1-hardened crystal sits atop and a stainless-steel screw-down closing seals the back, giving the T18 a water resistance of up to 10 ATM. Within beats a Swiss-made ETA G10.212 quartz chronograph movement – a movement known for its robust accuracy and reliability.

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Whether you opt for the black dial or the blue, the T18 can be paired with a 24mm silicone strap, Italian leather strap or stainless-steel bracelet in a variety of complimentary colors. Regardless of which combination you choose, the T18 is a sporty statement piece, equally at home on the race track or in the cockpit, featuring an attractive styling and an equally attractive price point, with prices ranging from $450 - $470 USD.

Interested in checking one out for yourself and satisfying your need for speed? Better move fast: as of August 24th, all T18 watches will be on sale for 20% off for a limited time, available exclusively on Torgoen.com, so visit their website today.

Discover the Torgoen T18 Collection Here