Flying to the sky, soaring the sky is a dream that many people have had from an early age. However, for most people, flying an airplane is only a dream after all, it is always suspended in the air and cannot be achieved. However, wearing a Pilot’s Watch to satisfy your dreams of being in the cockpit is much easier to achieve. In addition, the flight watch usually has a clear and concise faceplate design, reliable shock and magnetic performance, and even has a chronograph stopwatch and a Two time zone design, no wonder the flight watch has always been loved by watch fans whether at home or abroad.
Among today’s watch altars, IWC is probably the most famous for flying watches. The IWC watch, which is known as the ‘Watch Industry Engineer’ in the watch industry, was born more than 140 years ago. Such a long history has shaped IWC’s indelible position in the watch design industry. Among its representative brand watches, the ‘flying watch’, which dominates the airspace of the century, has always been a taste of fashion players.
IWC has been engaged in the development and production of flight watches since the 1930s. In addition to manufacturing the famous Mark military watch for the United Kingdom during World War II, it also commissioned the Luftwaffe of the German Air Force to design a large flight wrist. Table Beobachtungs-Uhren (Observer’s Watch, or B-Uhr for short). The B-Uhr’s oversized dial and luminous hands were well received by pilots, and their performance seemed to be better than that of Mark. The Mark XI, produced between 1948 and 1984, was the first official flight watch to be officially certified by the Royal Air Force, and is currently being searched by collectors. Subsequent Mark XII, XV and even XVI all continued the creative characteristics of Mark XI. Although they used JLC and ETA automatic refining movements respectively, they still have both traditional and modern charm, and have a large number of supporters.
Big Pilot’s Watch large pilot watch, stainless steel case, diameter 46.2 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, power storage indicator, 51111 automatic winding movement, power storage 168 hours, waterproof 60 meters, alligator leather watch band. As for IWC’s Pilot’s Chronograph and UTC, it can be called a flight watch with chronograph stopwatch and second time zone performance. It also adds a variety of different looks to the flight watch of IWC. Let us appreciate these classic wristwatches The richness of the table.
Big Pilot: the largest automatic movement designed for pilots
In 2002, IWC re-enacted the Big Pilot, a large-scale pilot’s watch, which was the pinnacle of flying watches. The 51110 exclusive production movement equipped with it embodies the proven and exquisite craftsmanship of IWC. It is not only the largest automatic movement in the world, but also equipped with a Pillerton automatic refining system, which can accumulate a power reserve of 8 and a half days in the shortest time. It also has a patented mechanism when it cannot be refined after 7 days of precise operation Stop the movement to avoid any timing errors. In 2006, IWC introduced a new version of the Big Pilot with a slight change. The design of the hour and minute hands was modified to make it more elegant and harmonious.
Mark XVI Pilot’s Watch, stainless steel case, 39 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds, date, 30110 automatic winding movement, waterproof 60 meters, alligator leather strap.
Mark 16 Pilot’s Watch: A fusion of tradition and modernity
The most famous feature of IWC’s classic Mark series flight watches is that the faceplate design allows the pilot to easily read and grasp the time at any time. The latest generation of the Mark XVI watch is enlarged to 39 mm in diameter. The design is more concise and easy to read. At the same time, the dial and hands are coated with SuperLumiNova’s patented fluorescent paint to make the time display clear. The style of the watch is elegant and retro, and its superior antimagnetic protection performance makes the watch excellent and precise. The Mark XVI watch is equipped with a 30110 automatic winding movement, which runs convincingly, has a 42-hour power reserve, and accurately displays the date and time.
Spitfire UTC Universal Time Watch, stainless steel case, 39 mm diameter, hours, minutes, seconds, date, 24-hour UTC time display, 30710 automatic winding movement, waterproof 60 meters, alligator leather strap.
Spifire UTC Spitfire Universal Time Watch: Powerful Pilot
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is very important for pilots. It is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which makes the time difference around the world consistent. To this end, IWC has launched a 24-hour UTC Universal Time Pilot’s Watch since 1998. Spitfire Universal Time Watch is a flight watch that pays tribute to the well-known Spitfire Spitfire in aviation history. Not only is it attractive with its elegant appearance and superb technical characteristics, but also the local time and The date can be adjusted up or down by one hour by adjusting the crown. This performance is important not only for pilots, but also for businessmen who frequently travel to and from all continents, as well as businessmen who need to communicate with the world.
Spitfire Double Chrono Spitfire Chronograph Stopwatch, stainless steel case, 44 mm diameter, hour, minute, small seconds, date, day of the week, chase stopwatch, 79230 automatic winding movement.
Spitfire Double Chrono chronograph stopwatch: Designed for people who do n’t need a co-pilot
The watch designer of IWC has transplanted the elegant lines of the Spitfire interceptor fighter to the Spitfire chase chronograph. In almost the same way that the metal skin is fixed to the bracket with rivets, the numbers and hands of this watch are ‘riveted’ on the dial. Makes the watch look distinctly three-dimensional. In addition to the red double chronograph seconds hand used to calculate the intermediate time, the mechanical chronograph movement drives the other five hands to make its shape reminiscent of the propeller blades of legendary fighters and reconnaissance aircraft.
Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition Top Gun chronograph stopwatch, black high-tech ceramic case, titanium bottom case, diameter 46 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, day, dual seconds chronograph stopwatch, 79230 Model automatic winding movement, power storage for 44 hours, waterproof 60 meters, anti-glare sapphire crystal glass.
TOP GUN pilot chronograph stopwatch: for people who do n’t believe in gravity
TOP GUN Pilot’s Chase Chronograph Stopwatch combines all the know-how accumulated by IWC to design watches for professional pilots. The case is made of high-tech black ceramic, and the buttons, crown and case back are made of dark gray titanium metal. The inner case is made of soft iron to resist magnetic fields. The rigorous test is confident that it can still run accurately in extreme environments. It is enough to wear on the wrists of all top drivers who have won the Top Gun defender logo.