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IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watches: Timepieces for True Heroes

A thirst for adventure on the wrist: Let us take you on a search for the perfect pilot’s watch.

IWC Spitfire

Heroic stories: the Spitfire


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 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.

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. We believe that IWC pilot’s watches have kept alive this legend until today. Connoisseurs appreciate them for their classic and functional look as well as for the thirst for adventure and the pioneering spirit that these watches embody. As passionate watch aficionados we believe that a pilot’s watch is a must in every watch collection because it represents a milestone in the history of modern wristwatches—visit us at one of our branches to find the piece that perfectly matches your lifestyle.

IWC Spitfire on the model with an aircraft in the background
IWC Spitfire on the model
IWC Spitfire

The 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. We are convinced at Wempe that this watch is suitable for every occasion thanks to its clear design and that its straightforwardness will convince 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. By the way, we believe that there is no difference whether you prefer a laid-back model with a textile strap or an elegant version with a calfskin strap—you will always find with us the IWC model that perfectly complements your watch collection.

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The Big Pilot—impressively masculine

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. We consider the Big Pilot’s Watch to be an absolute must-have timepiece for all those who have a penchant for large watches.


Grand complication—a technical masterpiece

The IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar is exactly the right timepiece for your wrist if you appreciate technical sophistications—be it a perpetual calendar, a four-digit display of the year or a moon-phase display. 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 watch’s overall appearance. A crystal case back allows viewing the masterly crafted inner workings. This design element also fascinates us again and again at Wempe.

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