comes pilots watch , without mentioning the IWC , and vice versa. For more than a century, it has deep ties the two are closely linked. A long time ago, IWC IWC began as a pilot manufacturing wrist watch , 1948 brand released military Mark XI pilot watch, laid the foundation for today’s series pilot. The new Mark XVIII to watch Mark XI watch for inspiration, reflects the historical heritage has not been interrupted.
The full name of the new watch from IWC watch Mark XVIII pilot watch “Tribute Mark XI” (Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI”), in other words, although the watch with Mark XI for inspiration, but it is not a discount not withhold modern pilot watch Mark XVIII. In the case stainless steel to create, diameter of 40 mm, a thickness of 10.8 mm, equipped with Caliber 35111 type movement (based Sellita SW300-1), equipped with magnetic soft iron inner shell. Central seconds hand with stop means 3 o’clock position with date display window.
Close look reveals the difference between the target and when the hour hand at 12 o’clock morphology
This watch is special, that dial and hands improved, reminiscent of the appearance of the mid-20th century, the original Mark XI watch. Dial was matt black, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock scale ring corresponding to the position of a rectangular decorative fluorescent markers, fluorescent 12 o’clock additional decorative pattern equilateral triangle (sides without dot, and a dot IWC IWC table Modern a common feature of pilots watch). Look closely, you can find all the marks of the dial edge, to be more slender than the 2016 standards under Mark XVIII watch more discrete.
In addition, also be replaced with a conventional pointer retro style, comprising a rod-shaped flat regular hour. Dial and pointer fluorescent material showed a cream-colored, reminiscent of an aging tritium. The watch with a green nylon strap NATO, rather than metal bracelet or leather strap , comparatively speaking, the former is definitely more suitable for this tribute to the legendary military watch products.
The IWC pilot watch Mark XVIII “Tribute Mark XI” limited edition of 1,948 pieces, watch Mark XI to commemorate the birth of the year. The watch will be available July 1, three months ago sold exclusively by the London department store Harrods, the price of 3,790 pounds, equivalent to about $ 33,000. (Map / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)