IWC Schaffhausen Pilots Watches

IWC Pilot’s Watches Air Majesty

In 1940 the military Pilot’s Watch 52 T.S.C. was praised the largest wrist watch of Swiss watch manufacture IWC ever, if not even of all times. At a diameter of 55 mm and a weight of 183 g it certainly served as a statement and a start to the collection’s extension occurring only eight years later. The antimagnetic Mark 11 as the model added, successfully stayed in service of the Royal Air Force for more than 30 years. The manufacturing of Pilot’s Watches was to become a permanent part of IWC production that was constantly followed up over centuries and to the present day. Back then IWC relied on oversize to render prompt and proper readability possible at any rate and state. As aviation instruments are bound to be just as readable as reliable in an instant to fulfill their function. In these days due to technical progress a Pilot’s Watch needs to meet different demands. But even though other properties have obtained priority the Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar of the “Le Petit Prince” Edition at a 46 mm diameter and 16 mm height still is apt to act big. Not only its case of stainless steel, midnight blue dial, perpetual calendar, day/ date display and moon phase but also, if not above all its engraving of the little price on the case back is mutually considered completely captivating. It is in fact all of these complications combined that make this perpetual calendar a manual piece of art. Most probably exceeding Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s wildest imaginations ever.

The Pilot’s Watch Family

At a choice of more than 20 versions the range of IWC Pilot’s Watches is rather broad. Not only by being reminiscent of cock pit instruments in terms of design but also as regards inner virtues such as a soft-iron inner case and the chronograph manufacture 89365 caliber as incorporated in the Top Gun the collection is completely fit to fly (even in fighter jets). For case materials stainless steel, titanium, rose gold or ceramic are alternatively made available. Dials depending on the model range from black, blue, silver, brown to navy. By being a confessing fan of IWC Pilot’s Watches and major character in “Pilots” John Malkovitch has clearly made his contribution to the movie as well as to the launch of the new line by IWC at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The prominent actor also relies on IWC in private.

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