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Thursday, June 28, 2012


Like father, like son: IWC watches for pilot and co-pilot


IWC Schaffhausen has introduced an exclusive special edition Pilot’s Watch for both Father and Son. The two unusual timepieces form a family unit which can be handed down as a fascination with precision engineering and aviation from one generation to the next.

2012 being the year of the Pilot’s Watch, the watch manufacturer most renowned for its unmistakeably masculine timepieces is launching its second special edition since 2008 aimed squarely at the men in the family; or to put it another way, pilot and co-pilot. 


In life, as in the cockpit, it’s a question of being able to rely on one another and of giving the junior member of the team an increasing degree of responsibility. 


Big Pilot’s watch for father and son 


 
 
For fathers, the model of choice is the Big Pilot’s Watch with power reserve and date display. With a 46-millimetre case diameter, it is one of the seriously big players in its field. The automatic 51111-calibre movement has a power reserve of 168 hours. 


The power reserve is stopped automatically after 7 days to ensure the requisite high level of precision. 


Pilot’s watch Mark XVI for father and son



 
The son’s edition comes in a 39-millimetre case and is powered by an automatic 30110-calibre movement, virtually identical to the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI. The movement has a 42-hour power reserve and features the date. Both watches have a stainless-steel case, an eye-catching crown and a black, riveted alligator leather strap.


The shape of the hands is designed to resemble propeller blades. The inner surface is coated with a green luminescent material to guarantee optimum legibility against the rhodium-plated dial. 

The Big Pilot’s Watch is fitted with a folding clasp while the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI comes with a pin buckle as standard or, at additional cost, with a folding clasp.
 

The inner circle on the case back of both watches is reserved for the engraving of a name, as a stylish dedication and to prevent mix-ups: a practical feature, because this Pilot’s Watch set can be extended to include several watches for fathers with two or more sons.
 


Specifications
 
Big Pilot’s Watch for Father and Son 

 
Ref. IW500906
Features
Mechanical movement, Pellaton automatic winding, date display, power reserve display, central hacking seconds, Glucydur® beryllium alloy balance, Breguet spring, screw-in crown, glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Movement
Calibre: 51111
Frequency: 21,600 A/h / 3 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 168 h
Winding: automatic
Watch
Materials: stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated dial, black alligator leather strap, folding clasp in stainless steel
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 46 mm
Case height: 16 mm 


Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI for Father and Son 

 
Ref. IW325519
Features
Mechanical movement, self-winding, date display, central hacking seconds, screw-in crown, glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Movement
Calibre: 30110
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels: 21
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: automatic
Watch
Materials: stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated dial, black alligator leather strap, pin buckle in stainless steel
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 39 mm
Case height: 11 mm

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