IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 (Ref. IW388101)

Unveiled at Watches & Wonders digital exhibition 2021, the new IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 features a stainless steel case in a compact size of 41 mm and is available with a blue or green dial.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388101: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calfskin strap.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388101: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calfskin strap.

To underscore the brand’s expertise in the development of in-house movements, it is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, which is visible through a sapphire glass back. With the new EasX-CHANGE system and a choice of straps made of calfskin, rubber or stainless steel, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 is the ultimate sports watch.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388101: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calfskin strap.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 is available in four references:

  • Ref. IW388101: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calfskin strap.
  • Ref. IW388102: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet.
  • Ref. IW388103: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calfskin strap.
  • Ref. IW388104: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388102: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388102: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet.

All new models feature a EasX-CHANGE system, which allows the wearer to quickly and easily change the strap or bracelet.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388103: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calfskin strap.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388103: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calfskin strap.

Available as accessories in IWC boutiques or online on IWC.com is a choice of calfskin and rubber straps in attractive colours, as well as a new stainless steel bracelet with fine adjustment system and a slimmer shape for improved comfort and ergonomics. The reworked case construction ensures the chronographs are now water-resistant to 10 bar.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388104: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet.
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, Ref. IW388104: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet.

Ensuring a precise measurement of stop times up to 12 hours is the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre. The mechanical chronograph movement consists of 231 individual parts and is engineered with a focus on robustness, reliability and precision.

The stopwatch function is controlled by a column wheel, a complex component with two functional levels which is incredibly challenging to manufacture. A bi-directional pawl winding system supplies the movement with energy by efficiently converting the activity of the wearer’s arm into tension for the mainspring. It builds up a power reserve of 46 hours when fully wound.

Technical details

Functions
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC manufacture calibre 69385
Mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 vph/4 Hz
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic

Case, dial and strap
Ref. IW388101: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, blue calfskin strap
Ref. IW388102: Stainless steel case, blue dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet
Ref. IW388103: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, brown calfskin strap
Ref. IW388104: Stainless steel case, green dial, rhodium-plated hands, stainless steel bracelet
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 10 bar
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 14.5 mm