Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
~ Faith Baldwin

Absolutely love wearing this piece !  The dial is so “clean and crisp” … it’s just a joy to look at !

IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph. This Double Chronograph is reminiscent of the cockpit instrumentation from the legendary Ju 52 from the 1930s. The black dial has enhanced readability with luminescent numerals and hands, ‘propeller’ style hands and an updated date display inspired by a traditional altimeter. Three elements of the dial are highlighted in red; the small red permanent seconds hand, the red tip of the chronograph hand and the small triangle for the day/date display allowing for clear readability.

The revised date window at “3 o’clock” now leans on the altimeter found in a cockpit and takes the form of a vertical triple date display. This modification gives an even more emphatic instrument look to the chronograph, which, thanks to the clearly structured chapter ring on the matte-black dial, the propeller-like hands and the triangular index at “12 o’clock”, leaves no doubt as to its Pilot’s Watch DNA ! Another prominent feature for the Double Chronograph is the third push button at 10 o’clock. This can be used to stop the split-seconds hand at any time and to synchronize it with the chronograph seconds hand making it perfect for timing laps. Internally the model features automatic movement with a 44 hour power reserve.

The movement is housed within a soft-iron inner case which protects against magnetic fields which would otherwise disrupt the watches accuracy. Secured with a black alligator leather strap with folding clasp. Water resistant to 60 meters.

(PHOTOS: Courtesy of IWC Schaffhausen)

Specifications:

  • Reference: IW377801
  • Calibre: 79320-calibre chronograph
  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Self-winding
  • 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
  • Case Material: Steel
  • Bezel Material: Steel
  • Bracelet Material: Black alligator skin
  • Classic pin buckle
  • Diameter 46 mm
  • Case height 17.5 mm
  • Water-resistant 6 bar
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Dial: Black
  • Dial Numerals: Arabic numerals
  • Date and day display
  • Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Split-seconds hand for intermediate timing
  • Record single and aggregate times of up to 12 hours.
  • Hands coated with luminescent material
  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • Screw-in crown