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Heroic stories: the Spitfire line


A runway. An engine is roaring in the distance. The smell of 100 octane is in the air: This is the place where heroes are born.
The Spitfire line from IWC Schaffhausen pays tribute to true heroes. Its distinctive look is inspired by the puristic design of the legendary IWC Mark 11. With its stainless steel case, black dial, and olive green textile strap, the IWC Spitfire is also reminiscent of the cockpit of the Spitfire. Furthermore, there is a version with an olive green dial, a brown calfskin strap, and a bronze case. The patina developing over the course of time lends this timepiece a very individual character.

Pilot‘s watches from IWC - function meets design

1936 was the year of birth of pilot’s watches from IWC Schaffhausen: The first watch for pilots was developed in that year by the International Watch Company. The descendants of that watch have kept alive the legend until today and are popular amongst connoisseurs because of their functionality and their unique design. However, it’s not only the classic and functional look that they appreciate, but also the thirst for adventure and the pioneering spirit that is embodied by these watches. Representing a milestone in the history of modern wristwatches, a pilot’s watch is a must in every watch collection—find with us the piece that perfectly matches your lifestyle.

IWC Spitfire on the model with an aircraft in the background
IWC Spitfire on the model
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The IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic - slow and steady wins the race

For people who have a sharp eye for essentials: The classic three-hand watch is a statement piece—without frills and fuss. A date display and the luminescent coating on the hands and dial underscore the functionality, which takes center stage in this watch. Thanks to its clear design, it is suitable for every occasion and its straightforwardness convinces even sceptics.

The Chronograph - not only for sportsmen

Life is a competition, and with the IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph you are perfectly prepared for it: The stopwatch is still the most popular complication of all. Equipped with hour, minute and second counters, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph excels in the discipline of timekeeping. Whether you prefer a rather laid-back style with a textile strap or an elegant look with a calfskin strap—find with us the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph that perfectly complements your watch collection.

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The Big Pilot - pure masculinity and an impressive design

The Big Pilot offers the authentic experience of a truly masculine pilot’s watch. The case has a bold diameter of 46.2 mm and has all eyes on it thanks to its distinctive design. With its iconic onion crown, this model pays tribute to classic pilot’s watches for aviators. If you have a penchant for large watches, the Big Pilot’s Watch is an absolute must-have timepiece for you.

Grand complication - a pilot’s watch for technically adept watch aficionados

The IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar is exactly the right timepiece for your wrist if you appreciate technical sophistications. The perpetual calendar comes with appealing displays for the date, day, and month and the four-digit display of the year makes also a very smart appearance. And all this craftsmanship presents itself in a well-groomed look: An elegant design with a distinctive onion crown, calfskin strap and cunning color scheme impressively rounds off the overall appearance. A crystal case back allows viewing the masterly crafted inner workings.

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The Silver Spitfire Edition - “The Longest Flight” and the “MJ271”


The fascination of flying: The pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones will be the first men to fly around the world in a restored silver Spitfire MJ271 built in 1943. The flight is scheduled to take place this summer. The Silver Spitfire “The Longest Flight” special edition from IWC Schaffhausen is the perfect companion for this adventure. The version featuring a time-zone mechanism that only needs a swift rotation of the bezel to set a new time zone comes in an edition limited to 250 pieces. A watch for genuine explorers.

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