SIHH 2016 Novelties From IWC Schaffhausen

We knew IWC would revamp its Pilot collection this year. That much was clear when the brand, known to work on a single collection at a time, unveiled two vintage inspired Pilot watches earlier this month: the Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 & 48. What we didn’t know was the identity of the other Pilots in the 2016 line-up…until now. So what’s new? The usual suspects are back but IWC has made room for a few incredible surprises. The Mark line-up gets a new brother, with the addition of the Mark XVIII, while the Spitfire and the Big Pilot welcome a number of new additions, including the return of new Top Gun. Finally, IWC presents a brand new reference: the Timezoner. Here are the highlights from the 2016 collection

IWC Big Pilot's Heritage Watch 55 (Ref. IW510401)
Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 (Ref. IW510401)

IWC-manufactured calibre: 98300
Frequency: 18,000 A/h | 2.5 Hz
Jewels: 18
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Hand-wound
Materials: Titanium case, black dial, brown calfskin strap, titanium pin buckle
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 55 mm
Height: 13.5 mm

IWC Pilot's Watch Timezoner Chronograph
Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (REF. IW395001)

IWC-manufactured calibre: 89760
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 39
Power reserve: 68 h
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless-steel case, black dial, black calfskin strap by Santoni, stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 45 mm
Height: 16.5 mm

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun
Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun (REF. IW502001)


IWC-manufactured calibre: 51111
Frequency: 21,600 A/h | 3 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Ceramic case, black dial, black calfskin strap (embossed), stainless-steel folding clasp, blasted
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 15 mm

IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date Month
Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Digital Date- Month Spitfire (Ref. IW379108)

IWC-manufactured calibre: 89801
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 51
Power reserve: 68 h
Winding: Automatic
Materials: Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial, brown calfskin strap by Santoni, stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 17.5 mm

IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince”
Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” REF. IW502701

IWC-manufactured calibre: 52850
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 36
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: Automatic
Materials: 18-carat red gold case, blue dial, dark brown calfskin strap by Santoni, 18-carat red gold folding clasp
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 15.5 mm

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