IWC Pilot SpitFire Automatic Bronze
5'500.00 CHF

Spitfire Automatic Bronze

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    The Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire is held in the purist instrument design of the Navigation Watch Mark 11, which was manufactured in 1948 in Schaffhausen for the British Royal Air Force. In this functional timepiece, the new IWC manufacture caliber 32110 is used for the first time. The sturdy automatic movement has a two-sided catch jack, which builds a power reserve of 72 hours.

    This timepiece is presented in a very portable diameter of 39 millimeters. The bronze case, olive green dial and brown calfskin strap give the timepiece a unique character. The bronze develops an individual patina over time. An inner cage made of soft iron effectively protects the movement from magnetic fields.

    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 over 150 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.

    The Portuguese

    This very successful timepiece, produced since the mid-30s of the last century, fell out of the usual Art Deco style. While at that time mainly smaller and slimmer wristwatches were available on the market, two Portuguese businessmen turned to the watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen to commission a traditional, large wristwatch with the precision of a pocket watch, for which the Schaffhausen-based company is world-famous. The combination of the Savonette pocket watch calibre 74 with a case suitable for wristwatches set the stylistic and technical standard for all subsequent watches in the Portuguese series.

    The easy-to-read and clearly structured dial skilfully continues the design language of IWC's Portuguese customers known since the 1930s and complements it with another timeless piece of jewellery.


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