IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer Watch Review- 24 Zones at a Glance9:19 am
Designed for aviators and world travellers, IWC Pilot’s Worldtimer watch is a reminiscent of the future!
IWC has stood for a passion for excellence and inventiveness since the time of its inception in 1868. Founder Florentine Ariosto Jones was a businessman and watchmaker based out of Boston. In his attempt to set a large manufacturing unit he ended up in Schaffhausen where he started up the International Watch Co. This was the birth place of IWC and the company set its manufacturing unit there permanently. The Watch Guide brings IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer Watch Review just for our dear readers!
Each year they introduce a marvel from different families that set a new standard in the watch industry. Their iconic collections include the Big Pilot, Mark XVI, Top Gun and the Spitfire series. Their newly developed IWC Pilot’s Worldtimer is a show stopper which has inherited the characteristic and design sense of the earlier IWC Pilot’s line. The Pilot’s Worldtimer is full of interesting complications especially useful for those who are frequent travellers and require managing tasks and deadlines with synchronisation.
An Icon in Haute Horlogerie
With travelling becoming an absolute necessity, staying in touch has never been this imperative. To help one keep track of things in different time zones, IWC Schaffhausen launched the Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer to decipher this dilemma in the most stylish manner! The Pilot’s watch series was devised in the early 1930’s and since then has been a major design language that the company reinvented through the ages. Each Pilot’s watch stays unique in character yet follows the simple trend of the original watch.
A beauty that has been packed with some incredible features, this model makes globetrotting oh so fun! The dial shows the current local time and when the user passes through one or more time zones, he can easily adjust the watch to its current time zone by either adjusting forward or backward in one hour steps. This feature works even when one is crossing the International Date Line. That’s not all, when one is adjusting the time, the date will automatically sync according to the new time zone! The dial design is based on the classic IWC Pilot design and has the same black background as the earlier various with the hour marker configuration. Not compromising on style at all, the striking black dial is housed in a stainless steel case. White tones hour hands and index markers engrave the dial. The sword shaped hands are filled with lume. This allows the owner to get the exact minute reading off the hand and allows more accuracy. The triangle at 12 o’ clock filled with lume is a trademark which is seen throughout the Pilot series and shines nicely with a charge. The superluminova on the dial makes it a comfortable wear for night visibility as well. A date display counter has been placed at 3 o’ clock in a vertical fashion, a feature that has been inspired by an altimeter found in an aircraft cockpit. The outer rim of the dial has been set with 23 location names, each representing a time zone. The band has been crafted with black alligator leather and the dial with a convex, anti- reflective sapphire glass.
- Automatic Movement
- 42-Hour Power Reserve
- 24-Hour Display For World Timer Function
- Soft-Iron Inner Case
- Diameter 45 mm
Powered by a self- winding mechanical movement, it has a power reserve of 42 hours when fully wound. The time teller has a case size diameter of 45 mm and it is water resistant to 60 m. It includes a cut-out date that that shows all three date digits at the same time. The dial’s peripheral is a fixed ring with 24 cities plus UTC(top) and the date line, both in red, showcasing the 24 timezones around the world. With a unique style and Swiss manufactured movement, the IWC Worldtimer is a real pedigree in the field of pilot’s watches. Strap on this advanced time keeper and stay ahead of the game!
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By Disha Birdie
Sr. Features Writer, The Watch Guide
A budding writer and watch enthusiast with a passion for discovering Swiss watchmaking know-how.