IWC Schaffhausen IWC Schaffhausen Launches Two New Pilot Watches
The Perpetual Calendar with a racing green dial and the Chronograph 41 in 18-carat gold
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
IWC Schaffhausen introduces its first Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 featuring a case made of 18-carat 5N gold. A green dial with sunray finishing, golden hands with white luminescence and a matching green rubber strap complement the look of the versatile chronograph. The timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement, which is visible through the sapphire glass case back. Furthermore, it also features IWC’s EasX-CHANGE® system for quick and easy strap exchange and is water-resistant to 10 bar.
The dial features the iconic and easy-to-read cockpit instrument design that has become the hallmark of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches. The stopped minutes are displayed at 12 o’clock and the minutes at 9 o’clock. In addition, the chronograph also features a day and date aperture at 3 o’clock and small hacking seconds at 6 o’clock. The mechanical chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design consists of 242 individual parts. The bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours in the mainspring.
The new version of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 is available immediately on IWC.com and in selected IWC boutiques. In addition, the timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 © IWC Schaffhausen
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar
IWC Schaffhausen complements the line-up of perpetual calendars on the Big Pilot’s Watch with a new reference in stainless steel featuring a racing green dial. Developed in the 1980s by Kurt Klaus, IWC’s legendary perpetual calendar automatically recognises different month lengths and leap years. Equipped with a Pellaton winding system and ceramic components, the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre with a power reserve of 7 days is visible through the sapphire glass back.
The rich shade of green, combined with the sunray finish, creates an exceptional visual depth. Rhodium-plated hands and a matching green rubber strap with stainless steel rivets complement the look of the timepiece. The integrated IWC EasX-CHANGE® system allows the wearer to change the strap quickly and easily. Luminescence on the hands and on the dial ensures easy readability at night.
The date display and power reserve are located at 3 o’clock and the month display can be found at 6 o’clock. The weekday display and the small seconds share the subdial at 9 o’clock, while the characteristic double moon phase display sits at 12 o’clock. The IWC typical four-digit year display completes the indications on the dial.
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar © IWC Schaffhausen
An iconic and highly engineered complication
IWC’s legendary perpetual calendar complication was developed in the 1980s by former head-watchmaker Kurt Klaus. The mechanical program automatically recognises the different lengths of the months and leap years. It requires no manual adjustment until 2100, when the leap year due will be omitted based on an exemption rule in the Gregorian calendar. The patented double moon phase display shows the moon as seen from the northern and southern hemispheres. Thanks to special reductionist gear train, it is so precise that it will only deviate by one day after 577.5 years.
The calendar module is driven via a single nightly switching impulse by the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre movement. All displays are perfectly synchronised and can be advanced easily via a single crown. The movement features a Pellaton winding system, which has been reinforced with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic and builds up a power reserve of 7 days in two barrels. A transparent sapphire glass back allows an unimpeded view of the high-end calibre.
The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar is available immediately on IWC.com and in selected IWC boutiques. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
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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