This one is destined to literally fly off the shelves once the chocks are pulled away after SIHH.
The much admired and beloved Spitfire is probably the most feted aircraft of them all, and IWC pays homage to one of the most sophisticated developments in the history of aviation with the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight”.
The 46mm watch is a special edition of 250 pieces inspired by a project which will take two pilots around the world in a Spitfire. In creating a watch that was equally inspiring, IWC combined the patented Timezoner mechanism with an entirely automatic IWC-manufactured movement for the first time, making it unique.
The watch features a classic 3-hand movement but with a world time function, which is adjusted by rotating the black ceramic bezel. The hour hand, the 24-hour display, and the date rotate automatically at the same time. The 24-hour display has been designed as a rotating disc beneath the dial. A date window, linked to the local time, is located at 3 o’clock.
Just for good measure, the watch is blessed with Spitfire references. The color scheme, black dial with a stainless steel case and green textile strap, reflect the cockpit. Inside is a new IWC calibre 82760 with 60 hours power reserve and components made from ceramic.
The Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” will be officially presented at SIHH 2019. Price is likely to be around US$13,500.
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