In the Flesh: IWC’s 2016 Pilot’s Watch Collection

Last night, I had the chance to take a look at the latest collection of pilot’s watches from IWC, which were first unveiled at this year’s SIHH. Across the collection, it seems as if all the offerings are slightly more traditionally designed in comparison to last year’s pilot’s watches. Out of all the new pieces that the brand is going to be offering this year, the Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 and Mark XVIII Miramar stood out to me the most – there seems to be some traces of old era IWC in these designs. Without further ado, here’s a look at the new collection, along with a few eye-catching timepieces on the wrists of other collectors in attendance.

"Big Pilot's Watch Spitfire"

“Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire”

"Pilot's Watch Automatic 36 & Spitfire Chronograph"

“Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 & Spitfire Chronograph”

"Mark XVIII"

“Mark XVIII”

"Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Double Chronograph"

“Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Double Chronograph”

"Mark XVIII Miramar Top Gun"

“Mark XVIII Miramar Top Gun”

"Top Gun Chronograph Ref. 3890"

“Top Gun Chronograph Ref. 3890”

Cal. 89

A nice vintage Cal. 89

Ref. 3705

The exceedingly rare Ref. 3705 in ceramic



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