Presenting at SIHH 2019, the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” (ref. IW395501), for the first time ever at IWC, combines the patented Timezoner mechanism with an entirely automatic IWC-manufactured movement and is limited to just 250 watches.
This special edition is dedicated to the “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” project. It has been specially developed for pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones to coincide with their flight around the world in a Spitfire. The colour scheme of the watch design, with its stainless steel case, its black dial and its green textile strap, is reminiscent of the cockpit of a Spitfire.
The watch can be set to a different time zone by means of a simple rotational movement of the bezel. The hour hand, the 24-hour display and the date rotate automatically at the same time. The 24-hour display has been designed as a rotating disc beneath the dial. This means that the dial moves closer to the front glass, making it easier to read.
The newly developed 82760 IWC-manufactured calibre has a Pellaton winding with components made from wear-resistant ceramic and boasts a power reserve of 60 hours.
Central hacking seconds
Timezoner function for setting another time zone using the rotating bezel
24-hour display for Worldtimer function
IWC manufacture calibre 82760
Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 60 h
Case, dial and strap
Stainless steel case
Crystal Sapphire, arched edge, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance 6 bar
Diameter 46 mm
Height 15.2 mm
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Special back engraving
Black dial, rhodium-plated hands
Green textile strap
Limited to 250 watches