IWC Pilot SpitFire UTC Bronze

Spitfire UTC Edition “MJ271”

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The Pilot’s Watch UTC Spitfire Edition “MJ271” is limited to 271 pieces. MJ271 was the original mark of the “Silver Spitfire” during her service. This aircraft will be the first Spitfire ever to circumnavigate the world in 2109 as part of the Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight project. The bronze case, olive green dial and brown calf leather strap give the watch a unique character. The bronze develops an individual patina over time. The UTC mechanism makes it easy to set a second time zone.

Turning the crown in its middle position causes the hour hand to jump forwards or backwards in one-hour increments. If the date limit is exceeded, the date display automatically switches on. The home-time can be read on the IWC-typical, arcuate UTC display in the upper half of the dial. The newly developed IWC manufacture caliber 82710 has a Pellaton mechanism with components made of wear-resistant ceramic and a power reserve of 60 hours.

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868.

In the new production facility, the Schaffhauser Uhrenmanufaktur manufactures factory parts and production facilities on an area of ​​13,500 square meters and enclosures under one roof - a milestone in the company's 151-year history. For example, the entire added value from the raw material through the individual parts of the work to the finished manufacture movement is now arranged on a floor in a logical order.
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Silver Spitfire

The ambitious goal of "Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight" is to circle the world in a Spitfire plane. IWC supports Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones on their expedition as official timekeeper and lead partner. Never before in the history of aviation has the legendary British plane gone on such a long and arduous journey. The two British pilots and founders of the Boultbee Flight Academy will be flying around the world in a propeller plane over 43,000 kilometers, traveling around 30 countries.

The original Supermarine Spitfire MX.IX with the historic license plate MJ.271 was built as early as 1943 in Castle Bromwich. Around 15 specialized engineers have worked tirelessly on the restoration over the past two years.


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