Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire

IW326802

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Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire

Brand  : IWC
Collection  : Montres d'Aviateur
Model  : Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
Reference  : IW326802
Complement : Bronze - Olive Green Dial - Strap Calf Leather
On sale : 2019

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  • Brand  : IWC
    Collection  : Montres d'Aviateur
    Model  : Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
    Reference  : IW326802
    Complement : Bronze - Olive Green Dial - Strap Calf Leather
    On sale : 2019
    List Price : 5 350 €
    Diameter : 39 mm
    Thickness : 10,6 mm
    Styles : Classical
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 32110
    Complication : Date
    Central hacking seconds
    Stop second mechanism
    Case peculiarity : Engraved caseback
    Screwed-down crown
    White gold bezel
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 60 meters
    Dial color : Olive green
    Display : Gilt hands
    Glass : Sapphire
    External and internal anti-reflective treatment
    Arched edge
    Strap material : Calfskin
    Strap color : Dark Brown
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Power reserve 72 h

    Case
    Bronze
    Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
    Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure

    Dial
    Olive green

    Strap
    Brown calf leather

DESCRIPTION

  • IWC DEMONSTRATES  ITS MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE  WITH A NEW SPITFIRE LINE


    Schaffhausen, 14th January 2019 – at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva,  IWC Schaffhausen will be presenting a new Spitfire line in the Pilot’s Watches collection. To celebrate the  unique engineering expertise of the designers of the legendary British fighter aircraft, all Spitfire watches feature IWC-manufactured calibres. The design is inspired by the puristic instrument design of the Mark 11. The iconic navigation watch was produced in Schaffhausen for the Royal Air Force from 1948 and was worn by many of the pilots and navigators serving at that time.


    The Spitfire, designed by Reginald J. Mitchell, is one of the most sophisticated developments in the history of aviation. The iconic shape of the legendary British fighter aircraft is the result of a perfectly functional design; its elliptical wings not only make the Spitfire extraordinarily agile and easy to manoeuvre, they also give it its unique silhouette. The characteristic instrument design of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches was likewise the result of engineering to the specific requirements of military aviation (please find more detailed information in separate article). "Just like the Spitfire, our watch collection of the same name also perfectly combines form and function. The design is inspired by the puristic instrument design of the iconic Mark 11 navigation watch. This watch demonstrates our engineering expertise, as we have integrated high-quality IWC-manufactured calibres into all Spitfire models," explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.


    ALL SPITFIRE MODELS WITH  IWC-MANUFACTURED CALIBRES


    For the first time, IWC has integrated a chronograph movement from the 69000 calibre family into its pilot's watches. The 69380 IWC-manufactured calibre powers two Spitfire chronographs with a reduced case diameter of 41 millimetres. Two high-quality automatic movements from the 82000 calibre family are also used in the pilot's watches for the first time. Both have been enhanced with complications: The new 82760 IWC-manufactured calibre with the patented Timezoner mechanism, the new 82710 IWC-manufactured calibre with a UTC function. The reference with a perpetual calendar is powered by an IWC-manufactured movement from the 52000 calibre family. The IWC 52615 manufacture calibre has a Pellaton winding with ceramic components and two barrels. Finally, IWC has integrated an IWC-manufactured calibre from the 32000 calibre family for the first time: The 32110 IWC-manufactured calibre powers two Spitfire automatic watches. With their robustness and reliability, all IWC-manufactured movements embody the high level of engineering expertise at IWC.


    TWO DIFFERENT  DESIGN WORLDS


    The Spitfire line features two different designs. "The colour scheme of the watch design, with its stainless steel case, its black dial and its green textile strap, is reminiscent of the cockpit of a Spitfire. The bronze case, olive green dials and brown calf leather straps give the other models a unique character. Over time, the bronze develops a special patina. The Spitfire is engraved on the back of the watches with a closed case," explains Christian Knoop, Creative Director at IWC Schaffhausen.

    In the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire (Ref. IW326801 and IW326802), IWC has integrated an IWC-manufactured movement from the new 32000 calibre family into its pilot's watches for the first time.


     -  Stainless steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands, green textile strap (Ref. IW326801)


     -  Bronze case, olive green dial, gold-plated hands, brown calf leather strap (Ref. IW326802)


    The 32110 IWC-manufactured calibre is making its debut in this timepiece. The robust automatic movement features a pawl-winding system that winds up on both sides and boasts a power reserve of 72 hours. The watch has a comfortable diameter of 39 millimetres. An inner cage made from soft iron protects the movement against magnetic fields.

  • IWC DEMONSTRATES  ITS MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE  WITH A NEW SPITFIRE LINE


    Schaffhausen, 14th January 2019 – at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva,  IWC Schaffhausen will be presenting a new Spitfire line in the Pilot’s Watches collection. To celebrate the  unique engineering expertise of the designers of the legendary British fighter aircraft, all Spitfire watches feature IWC-manufactured calibres. The design is inspired by the puristic instrument design of the Mark 11. The iconic navigation watch was produced in Schaffhausen for the Royal Air Force from 1948 and was worn by many of the pilots and navigators serving at that time.


    The Spitfire, designed by Reginald J. Mitchell, is one of the most sophisticated developments in the history of aviation. The iconic shape of the legendary British fighter aircraft is the result of a perfectly functional design; its elliptical wings not only make the Spitfire extraordinarily agile and easy to manoeuvre, they also give it its unique silhouette. The characteristic instrument design of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches was likewise the result of engineering to the specific requirements of military aviation (please find more detailed information in separate article). "Just like the Spitfire, our watch collection of the same name also perfectly combines form and function. The design is inspired by the puristic instrument design of the iconic Mark 11 navigation watch. This watch demonstrates our engineering expertise, as we have integrated high-quality IWC-manufactured calibres into all Spitfire models," explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.


    ALL SPITFIRE MODELS WITH  IWC-MANUFACTURED CALIBRES


    For the first time, IWC has integrated a chronograph movement from the 69000 calibre family into its pilot's watches. The 69380 IWC-manufactured calibre powers two Spitfire chronographs with a reduced case diameter of 41 millimetres. Two high-quality automatic movements from the 82000 calibre family are also used in the pilot's watches for the first time. Both have been enhanced with complications: The new 82760 IWC-manufactured calibre with the patented Timezoner mechanism, the new 82710 IWC-manufactured calibre with a UTC function. The reference with a perpetual calendar is powered by an IWC-manufactured movement from the 52000 calibre family. The IWC 52615 manufacture calibre has a Pellaton winding with ceramic components and two barrels. Finally, IWC has integrated an IWC-manufactured calibre from the 32000 calibre family for the first time: The 32110 IWC-manufactured calibre powers two Spitfire automatic watches. With their robustness and reliability, all IWC-manufactured movements embody the high level of engineering expertise at IWC.


    TWO DIFFERENT  DESIGN WORLDS


    The Spitfire line features two different designs. "The colour scheme of the watch design, with its stainless steel case, its black dial and its green textile strap, is reminiscent of the cockpit of a Spitfire. The bronze case, olive green dials and brown calf leather straps give the other models a unique character. Over time, the bronze develops a special patina. The Spitfire is engraved on the back of the watches with a closed case," explains Christian Knoop, Creative Director at IWC Schaffhausen.

    In the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire (Ref. IW326801 and IW326802), IWC has integrated an IWC-manufactured movement from the new 32000 calibre family into its pilot's watches for the first time.


     -  Stainless steel case, black dial, rhodium-plated hands, green textile strap (Ref. IW326801)


     -  Bronze case, olive green dial, gold-plated hands, brown calf leather strap (Ref. IW326802)


    The 32110 IWC-manufactured calibre is making its debut in this timepiece. The robust automatic movement features a pawl-winding system that winds up on both sides and boasts a power reserve of 72 hours. The watch has a comfortable diameter of 39 millimetres. An inner cage made from soft iron protects the movement against magnetic fields.

  • Brand  : IWC
    Collection  : Montres d'Aviateur
    Model  : Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire
    Reference  : IW326802
    Complement : Bronze - Olive Green Dial - Strap Calf Leather
    On sale : 2019
    List Price : 5 350 €
    Diameter : 39 mm
    Thickness : 10,6 mm
    Styles : Classical
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 32110
    Complication : Date
    Central hacking seconds
    Stop second mechanism
    Case peculiarity : Engraved caseback
    Screwed-down crown
    White gold bezel
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 60 meters
    Dial color : Olive green
    Display : Gilt hands
    Glass : Sapphire
    External and internal anti-reflective treatment
    Arched edge
    Strap material : Calfskin
    Strap color : Dark Brown
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Power reserve 72 h

    Case
    Bronze
    Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
    Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure

    Dial
    Olive green

    Strap
    Brown calf leather