By Jovan Krstevski
IWC offers a sneak peek to its Pilot’s collection for the SIHH with pieces in Bronze, Ceratanium, Worldtime and Constant Force Tourbillon. Here they are.
Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium
The Ceratanium material which has been developed in-house, offers the same scratch resistance of ceramic and is lighter and stronger than titanium. It has also been used previously in the brand’s Aquatimer collection. This model features 44mm case with full matte black finish and a matching design for the dial, hands, and textile/rubber strap. Moreover, the dial is surrounded by a soft-iron inner case for added anti-magnetism to protect IWC’s 79230 movement.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire (Bronze)
This piece comes in a 41mm warm bronze case matched with a dark olive green dial. It features 60m water resistance, a sapphire crystal, titanium case back, and IWC’s 69380 in-house column-wheel chronograph movement. Moreover, this is also the first time for this particular collection to use 69000-series movement.
Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight”
This piece is limited to 250 watches and it pays tribute to the “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight”, a project that aims to restore a Spitfire and fly it across the world. It comes in a steel case and distinguishable by its warm faux-aged lume, and a green textile strap as inspired by the popular warplane. It’s powered by IWC’s new 82760 movement featuring a hybrid GMT/passive worldtimer mechanism.
Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince”
The final piece is quite different from the rest of the collection but it is very rare with only 10 pieces. It comes in a 46.2mm case in 18k “hard gold.” The size is big but definitely classical with all the signature elements of the brand. Underneath the strong case is IWC’s manufacture 94895 movement, hand wound and equipped with a constant-force system combined with a tourbillon for enhanced accuracy. The movement is viewable through the caseback. It also offers 96 hours of power reserve, quite impressive for this caliber. Visit IWC here.