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)