It’s all about the IWC Pilot Watches this year. Now we have the Top 10 watches in this article. The watches certainly have many common features, but each has its own character, technical specifications, and important innovations, and so the various models, each with a new and interesting element, can be found below.
Portugieser Annual Calendar Stainless Steel
Model reference IWC IW5035-10
The IWC from Portugieser family Annual Calendar IW5035-10 was launched in October 2018. this classically elegant Portuguese is Equipped with an annual calendar. The annual mechanically programmed calendar automatically recognizes the different lengths of the months and at the end of February requires only one correction per year. This useful complication developed by IWC shows the month, date and day at “12 o’clock” in three half-circle windows.
The watch is housed in a stainless steel case. This timepiece is given a classy overall impression by the deep green dial and golden hands. The efficient Pellaton automatic winding system constructs a power reserve of 7 days with the help of two barrels. A “3 o’clock” display tells you how much energy is still available.
Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire Stainless Steel
Reference IWC IW3268-03
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire IW326803 was introduced at SIHH 2019. This luxurious timepiece has bold, rough straps that embody the adventurer’s spirit. This watch is powered by the in-house caliber 32110 of IWC with hacking seconds and a power reserve of 72 hours. The case of stainless steel measures a sensitive 39 mm diameter at 10.8 mm height. IWC is expanding its range of automatic in-house movements with the 32000-caliber family. For these robust and reliable movements, IWC used components made of silicon for the first time ever. Ref. IW3268-03 has a leather strap.
Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days
The Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days is one of this watch family’s most popular members. Powered by the 59210 caliber hand-wound IWC, it has an eight-day power reserve; winding the watch only once gives it enough energy for a whole week. The transparent sapphire-glass back allows the movement to be closer inspected, decorated with Geneva stripes. The IWC Portofino IW5101-17 has been created in 2018 as a limited edition of 50 pieces. It has a green dial and Santoni’s bronze alligator strap. It was only available through Harrods for the first three months.
Ingenieur Chronograph Custom Red Gold
Big Pilot Le Petit Prince Bradley CooperThe’ Custom’ program of IWC Ingenieur Chronograph was launched in 2018, featuring a web-based configurator that allows users to create their own version by selecting case material, dial & hands, strap, and finally a back case. With its stylish simplicity, it marks a departure from Gerald Genta’s previously used technical case design for the Ingenieur family and lends a more classic look to the new models. The most eye-catching feature of this timepiece, limited to 74 watches, is the solid red gold case with a 42 mm diameter.
A unique piece (1/1) made for Bradley Cooper is the IWC Pib Pilot’s Watch IW5009-23. During the 2019 Academy Awards, it was worn and subsequently auctioned off to benefit the Foundation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The timepiece has a blue dial at midnight and is housed in a gold case made of 18-carat 5N. It is powered by the 51111-caliber movement produced by the IWC. Within no time, a power reserve of seven days is built up by the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl-winding system.
Vintage Da Vinci Automatic Rose Gold
Originally released in 2008–2012, IWC’s Vintage Da Vinci Automatic 1969 Rose Gold. This watch features a 28800 bph (4 Hz) frequency automatic movement beating to provide a 44-hour power reserve when completely wounded. The IW5461-03 reference has a gold rose case and a silver dial. The case of rose gold is 41 mm in diameter and approximately 13.5 mm thick. The automatic movement of the 28-jewel is 30 mm in diameter.
Grande Complication 3770 Platinum Reference IW377017
IWC’s Grande Complication 3770 Platinum / Black / English (IW3770-17 (aka: 3770-17, IW377017)) was originally released in 1990 – 2010. This watch features an automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The case measured 42.2mm across at a height of 16.3mm, making it of considerable size – especially at the time of introduction. The 75-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Reference IW3770-17 is part of the second generation of Grande Complication’s, being distinguished by the updated dial design and ‘dauphine’ hands.
Pallweber Tribute to Pallweber Edition
Originally released in 2018, IWC’s Pallweber Tribute to the Pallweber Edition ‘ 150 Years’ Stainless Steel (IW5050-03). This watch features a hand-wound beating movement at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a power reserve of 60 hours when completely wounded. The case of stainless steel is 45 mm in diameter and approximately 12 mm thick, with a lug width of 22 mm. The round case is paired with a blue dial with-shaped hands, as well as an Arabic number hour marker and minute track, covered with a sapphire glass. The movement of 50 jewel hand wound is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at semi-oscillations of 28800 per hour or 4 Hz.
Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante Italia
Da Vinci Perpetual Yellow Gold GermanIWC’s Portuguese Chrono-Rattrapante Italia (IW3712-14 )was originally released in 2006 – 2006.This watch features a hand-wound beating movement at a frequency of 21600 mph (3 Hz) to provide a power reserve of 44 hours when completely wounded. The case of stainless steel is 40.9 mm in diameter and approximately 12.3 mm thick. The hand wound movement of31-jewel is 30 mm in diameter. At 21600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz, its balance wheel oscillates. This movement provides a power reserve of 44 hours. The rattrapante from Portugal ref. IW3712-14 is a 300-piece limited edition created in 2006 for the Italian market. His case back is engraved with an Italian image.
Reference IWC IW3750-01
This IWC Da Vinci watch Critically acclaimed and powered by its price that shook the industry, the module would grow out to be the most widely sold perpetual calendar mechanism – not only fitted to the Da Vinci collection, but in adapted form in the Novecento, the GST, the Pilot’s Chronograph and various models by JLC, including the current Master Ultra Thin Perpetual .
It would also serve as the base for the IWC’s Grande Complication and their masterpiece of the time, the spectacular Destriero Scafusia. Chronograph movement with perpetual calendar module designed by Kurt Klaus.
It has a case of yellow gold, a brown crocodile strap, and a white ‘German’ dial. Sapphire glass was available at request while plexi was the standard option.