Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been creating ‘timeless’ watches for almost 150 years. This year they are paying tribute to their first Pilot’s Watch Mark 11 by launching a unique rendition, limited-edition Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII. The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII design will include the classic Mark 11 yellow ‘Balkenkreuz’ insignia and baton hands – luminescent for day and night legibility – and 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock triangles. The indicates are, however, thinner than the first edition.
This design is worn on the green fabric or ‘Nato’ strap. It also includes a soft-iron enclosure and sapphire glass to protect the watch from magnetic fields and sudden pressure drops.
With an iconic black dial and luminescent Arabic numerals, the Pilot’s Watch has been in existence for almost 70 years! It was primarily supplied to the Royal Air Force and the Commonwealth Armed Forces between 1948 and the 1980s. The civilian model (Mark XII) launched in 1994 and is since the most popular line of watches manufactured by IWC Schaffhausen.
IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces since 1868 and is internationally reputable for its innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. This Swiss watch manufacturer is ecologically and socially responsible and upholds partnerships with organisations specifically dedicated to environmental protection. This edition is available for purchase in all IWC boutiques and authorised retailers.