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A Quick-Fire Guide To The IWC Schaffhausen’s Pilot Watches

By Sarah Jayne Potter    |   2 minute read

Pilot's Chronograph 41

Originally designed in the mid-1930s for civil aviation, IWC Pilot watches have an aesthetic that harks back to the golden age of flight. World-renowned for their precision and state-of-the-art mechanics, IWC Pilot watches are a reliable, robust, and handsome chronograph. We outline some of our top selections from the collection from our International Watch Buyer, Faye Soteri.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 (pictured above) in an ergonomic 41mm case size is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre. This stainless steel chronograph comes with a green dial, rhodium-plated hands and a brown calfskin strap.

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Big Pilot's Top Gun Edition "Mojave Desert"

With the Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert”, IWC presents the Big Pilot’s Watch in a sand-coloured ceramic case for the first time. The striking color is inspired by Navy pilots’ flight suits and the desert landscape around the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.

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Pilot's Chronograph 41

With its cockpit instrument-inspired design, the Pilot's Watch Chronograph is celebrated for its powerful durability and extreme versatility. With limitless everyday applications, it is truly the standard in its class.

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A Quick-Fire Guide To The IWC Schaffhausen’s Pilot Watches

Big Pilot 43

This Big Pilot’s Watch 43 features a blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and a high-quality stainless steel bracelet with fine adjustment system and tapered shape for improved ergonomics. Visible through the sapphire glass case back is the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre. A fully versatile sports watch.

Big Pilot 43

No other model expresses the fascination of IWC Schaffhausen aviator’s watches like the Big Pilot’s Watch. Its purely functional cockpit-instrument design and oversized conical crown were inspired by a military observation watch from the 1940s.

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Pilot's Chronograph 41

Since 1994, chronographs have been a mainstay in IWC’s Pilot’s Watches collection. This stainless steel model comes with a blue dial, rhodium-plated hands and a blue calfskin strap.

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To discover the complete IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's collection, click here.

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