Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen is one of the first choices for expensive watch aficionados, especially their latest edition of one of their most popular models – Pilot’s Watch for Father and Son
Watches have been traditional gift that passes on from one member of the family to another. When giving a gift to a man, fine watch is the only piece of jewelry that should be given to a man with style, and when such gift is received from within the members of the family it is usually something that passes on from generation to generation.
On the back of the Big Pilot Watch and Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI there is space intentionally left blank so that one day it can be engraved with the name of the person it is given to.
IWC Schaffhausen – dedicated to tradition and perfection
International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, as it is fully named, is 145 years old swiss watch making manufacture and it is one of the leaders in the business. Unlike other swiss watch making manufactures stationed in western Switzerland, IWC is the only one that is stationed in the northeast part of the country.
It is named by the small town in which is founded in 1868. Founded by American Florentine Ariosto Jones who was an engineer and watch maker. At that time he was director of best American watch making manufacture, Boston based Howard & Co. At one point he decided to fulfill his own ambitions and he headed to Switzerland and with his own money he started watch making manufacture that consolidated American technology with legendary Swiss timepiece making precision.
In the tradition of the Swiss precision and love for the watch making process, IWC is keeping detailed documentation about every watch produced in their manufacture from their beginnings till today.
Every detail about the caliber and materials used in casings are stored in the archives and in the case of newer models there is a number of the model, date of delivery and details about the store in which it will be sold.
For every watch that is more than ten years old, its owner can ask for these details. In IWC they are especially proud of the fact that their repair service can repair each piece whenever it is produced. These are the basics on which you build a legendary brand.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch
This year IWC decided to redesign its pilot collection and to present a whole new line of watches to its admirers. New models presented are Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar, Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar, Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun and Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun.
Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar has automatic mechanism that is run by 51111 mechanism with the Pellaton winding system and the casing made of the red ceramics, 48 mm in diameter.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar is flyback chronograph with casing that is 46 mm in diameter. Date indicator is placed in the 3 o’clock position and it can show three dated in a row.
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun is run by 51614 caliber with automatic winding. Casing, 48 mm in diameter is made out of black ceramics, and on the black dial there are subdials for a date, seconds and lunar phases on north and south hemisphere. Year counter is placed between seven and eight o’clock and it is in digital form.
Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun has a mechanical mechanism with automatic Pellaton winding system, date display and reserve power display. The mechanism is 51111 caliber with 42 rubies. The casing is made out of ceramics and it is 48 mm in diameter and this watch is water proof up to 60 meters.
Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph helps in charity causes
IWC as a successful brand in the world of luxury feels obligated to help the ones that are less fortunate and in need of a better life.
Another IWC classic, Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is another model that is helping in this cause. This model was the IWC’s best-selling model in the 60’s and the 70’s. With steel casing 45.4 millimeters in diameter, antireflecting layers on both sides of the convex glass, rubber belt, dark blue dials and red counters, Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is a perfect mix of sporting elegance and classic design.