IWC Schaffhausen The new Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
Last January at SIHH in Geneva, IWC launched its new Spitfire line in the Pilot's Watches collection.
Legendary British fighter aircraft designed by Reginald J.Mitchell, the Spitfire is one of the most sophisticated developments in the history of aviation. To celebrate the engineering expertise of the designers of this aircraft, all Spitfire watches feature IWC-manufactured calibres. The design is inspired by the puristic instrument design of the Mark 11. The iconic navigation watch was produced in Schaffhausen for the Royal Air Force from 1948 and was worn by many of the pilots and navigators serving at that time.
Pilot's Watch Automatic Spitfire in stainless steel © IWC
The Pilot's Watch Automatic Spitfire comes in a 39mm case, available in stainless steel (Ref. IWC326801) or in bronze (Ref. IWC326802). The first version features a black dial, rhodium-plated hands and green textile strap, while the second version features an olive green dial, gold-plated hands and a brown calf leather strap.
The 3210 IWC-manufactured calibre is making its debuts in this timepiece. Featuring a pawl-winding that winds up on both sides, the automatic movement boasts a power reserve of 72 hours and an inner cage made from soft iron protects it against magnetic fields.
Pilot's Watch Automatic Spitfire in bronze © IWC
With a clear emphasis on technology and development, IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. Its philosophy, based on a passion for watchmaking, aims to maintain a spirit of indefatigable initiative and impeccable craftsmanship.Find out more >
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