The classic Pilot’s watch from IWC is the go to watch when discussing Pilot’s watches. Simple, robust & technically sound with genuine history behind it. Every collection that encompasses watchmaking as a whole will have a Pilot’s watch in there. It is as important as the Tank de Cartier or the Nautilus.
When you have tidily gone about your business for so long with minimal fuss, it is easy for the significance of such a collection to drop below the radar. This year, IWC have a created a limited edition as tribute to the original Mark XI series that began the legend. Offered in the current Mark XVIII case, the tribute element is most visible in the dial. The numerals are less pronounced with a triangle and rectangular blocks at quarter hour markers as per the original.
The luminova coating on the dial has been treated to create an impression of the normal patina such watches gain over time. Finishing the vintage aesthetic, the watch is fitted with a green NATO military inspired strap that is both comfortable and hard wearing.
Commemorating its year of creation, only 1948 examples of this model will be made worldwide. UK RRP is £3,890.00. (model ref: IW327007)
Please contact us for further details, New Cavendish Jewellers is an official retailer partner of IWC.