SIHH: IWC Timepiece Releases 2019

IWC Pilot Timezoner Last Flight Map

IWC SIHH 2019 Releases

In honor of the first day of the 2019 SIHH watch fair, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland King Jewelers presents the brand new watch releases from some of the most iconic brands. For instance, IWC releases new Pilot timepieces to add to their already impressive collection of high-precision aviator-friendly watches. Due to all the buzz, we took the time to explore four of these enthralling pieces and break down the significance of each one.

IWC TImezoner Spitfire EditionPilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight”

To begin, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” was designed to honor the two Spitfire pilots, Steve Boultbee-Brooks and Matt Jones. In order to assist the two pilots on their circumnavigation of the globe, IWC uses a simple rotation of the bezel to set the watch to the appropriate timezone. This means, that the hour hand, 24-hour display, and the date all adapt to the timezone in which the user chooses. In addition, the case is made from stainless steel, featuring a black dial and date window at three o’clock. The strap on this timepiece is green textile, to symbolize the colors found in the Spitfire’s cockpit. Revealing the IWC manufactured 82760 caliber, this watch presents Pellaton winding as well as a non-wearing 60-hour power reserve.

Special Features:

Case: Stainless steel

Dial: 46.0

Crystal: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating

Caliber: 82760 caliber

Movement: Automatic, self-winding

Power Reserve: 60 hours

Vibration: 28800.0 vph

Calendar: Date display

Thickness: 15.3mm

Water Resistance: 6 bar

Bezel: Timezone display

IWC Chronograph Spitfire BronzePilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire

The next IWC release is the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire, showcasing a movement from the 69000 caliber family. The 41mm dial is a bit smaller than others from this collection. The hunter green dial against the bronze casing, resting on a brown calfskin strap bestows this watch a nostalgic look. Similarly, the case will develop a patina film over time to enhance the classic vintage aesthetic. The 69380 caliber has a classic column wheel design, creating a rugged durability. Stopped hours and minutes can be seen in two subdials at nine o’clock and twelve o’clock. Furthermore, a 46-hour power reserve presents itself through the bidirectional pawl-winding system. In order to shield the watch from any outside magnetic fields, this timepiece has a soft-iron inner casing.

Special Features:

Case: Bronze case

Dial: 41.0 mm

Crystal: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating

Caliber: 69380 caliber

Movement: Automatic, self-winding

Power Reserve: 46 hours

Vibration: 28800.0 vph

Calendar: Day/Date display

Thickness: 15.2mm

Water Resistance: 6 bar

Bezel: Hours, minutes, seconds chronograph

IWC Pilot Top Gun CerataniumPilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium

The Top Gun watches by IWC have been dedicated to the US Navy’s Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program since 2007. This year, they have revealed the Double Chronograph Ceratanium model IW371815. Ceratanium, an IWC-made alloy made up of a blend of ceramic and titanium makes up the casing, bezel, and crown of this timepiece. In short, the jet-black 44mm case is as lightweight as it is durable. In the same way, it has anti-corrosive and scratch resistant properties. The date and day display is found at three o’clock below the classic IWC logo. Uniquely, the monochromatic look of this watch is modern, sleek and extremely masculine. Showcasing the doppelchronograph movement, the 44mm case is complete with a matte black-on-black dial.

Case: Ceratanium

Dial: 44 mm

Movement: Doppelchronograph

Calendar:Day/Date

Thickness: 16.8 mm

Water Resistance: 60 Meters

 

IWC Big Pilot Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition "Le Petit Prince"

Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince”

Finally, we introduce the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince.” For the first time in IWC history, this watch reveals an 18-carat hard variant of red-gold casing. The alloy’s microstructure is altered by the sophisticated production process in order to make the watch 5-10 times more water resistant. This red gold compliments the deep blue dial gorgeously, creating a luxuriously polished masculine look. Resting on a rich brown calfskin strap, we are enthralled by the regal appearance radiating from this watch.

In the same fashion, the constant-force mechanism is patented and disconnects the escapement from the direct flow of energy from the wheel train. With every passing second, the tension in the balance spring increases. Equally important, the latter stores the energy temporarily before releasing it in even spurts to the escape wheel. Between this process and the tourbillon, this watch guarantees an incredibly high level of precision. The 94805 caliber showcases a little prince standing on a perpetual moon phase display. Using two barrels, this watch has a 96-hour power reserve.

Special Features:

Case: 18ct hard red gold

Dial: 46.2 mm

Crystal: Sapphire glass, convex, anti-reflective coating

Caliber: 94805 caliber

Movement: Manual-winding

Power Reserve: 96 hours

Vibration: 18000.0 vph

Calendar: Moon phase display

Thickness: 13.5 mm

Water Resistance: 6 bar

IWC Timepieces at King Jewelers

King Jewelers, a proud authorized retailer of the luxuriously exclusive IWC timepiece collection, welcomes you to join our family. With stores located in Miami and Nashville, you can visit us and discover the innovative world of IWC watches. Not to mention, our expert team is ready to assist you with any questions you may have about this remarkable brand. The SIHH conference in Geneva, Switzerland will commence through Thursday, January 17th, 2019. Also, be sure to stay tuned for the release of the 11th Annual Nashville Watch Fair, where you may have the opportunity to check out these watches in person.

 

David King

Author: David King

David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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