IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” (Hands-On)

By rolex
May 25, 2021
3 min read

One of the four ‘teaser’ watches that IWC has revealed in front of the SIHH 2019, the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition ‘The Longest Flight’ presents an unprecedented display/development. In light of the Timezoner unveiled at SIHH 2016 , this new form disposes of the chronograph capacity to show a more adjusted and intelligible dial zeroed in on a world time complication – and it is astutely considered. Let’s investigate this new ref. IW395501, a restricted edition of 250 pieces.

While there is another watch in the Spitfire assortment that will surely draw significantly more consideration (spoiler alert: a cool, sensibly measured bronze chronograph), there is another watch in this sub-range that shouldn’t be overlooked.

This IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire is, “dedicated to the ‘Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight’ project. It has been uncommonly created for pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones to concur with their flight around the planet in a Spitfire. The shading plan of the watch plan, with its treated steel case, its dark dial and its green material lash, is suggestive of the cockpit of a Spitfire,” says IWC. A decent looking plan, without a doubt, yet there’s significantly more going on with ref. IW395501.

It marks the first occasion when that IWC presents such a showcase, which depends on the idea found on the Timezoner Chronograph IW395001 presented at the SIHH 2016. Furthermore, despite the fact that it loses a portion of its capacities, it feels more adjusted, more intelligible and more practical… so, more engaged. With the disposal of the flyback chronograph complication, the world time work – a pragmatic sign – takes focus stage.

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition IW395501 is a period and-world time watch, with a less jumbled region in the focal piece of its dial (the  Timezoner Chronograph  is positively fulfilling with regards to the mechanics, yet legibility is not its primary quality). Here, an exemplary 3-hand development gets a smart world time work, which is changed by pivoting the dark artistic bezel. The hour hand, the 24-hour show and the date turn naturally simultaneously. The 24-hour show has been planned as a turning plate underneath the dial. A date window, connected to the neighborhood time, is set at 3 o’clock.

The rest of the watch feels recognizable. A huge 46mm steel case, a city ring on a dark clay embed and a dark dial with enormous Arabic numerals, propeller-formed hands and, for the cool factor, a cream-hued glowing paint applied to the records and hands. A larger than usual precious stone formed crown completes the bundle. This watch is gotten to the wrist by a green material strap.

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition IW395501 is controlled by the calibre 82760, created and fabricated in-house. It highlights Pellaton twisting with components produced using wear-safe artistic and flaunts a comfortable 60h power save. This development is covered up under a plain steel caseback.

The Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” will be formally introduced at the SIHH 2019. Accessibility to be affirmed. Cost is EUR 14,100. More subtleties at iwc.com .