IWC has just introduced a Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Patrouille Suisse” which, as its name suggests, was performed in honor of the Swiss formation aerobatic jet on which this year celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
Few brands can claim to be closely linked to aviation. Breitling course. But Hamilton, Oris, Bell & Ross replica watches … And of course that markets historically (since 1936), among the most beautiful luxury replica watches of all time drivers.
In this spirit, no wonder that for its jubilee, the “Patrouille Suisse” will be joined in the Schaffhausen manufactory. “Just like our” Pilot replica watches “the team of the Patrouille Suisse shows Swiss precision and technical perfection”, said on this occasion Linus Fuchs, CEO IWC for Switzerland. He continued: “These common values and our passion for aviation inspired us for this special limited edition that celebrates the excellence of these exceptional drivers.”
Specifically, this model will be produced only 250 copies, features a classic board instruments way design with large displays clearly arranged for easy reading. The hands and indexes are naturally covered with white Superluminova for night reading.
The date display (of trainante type) evokes an altimeter and further emphasizes the relationship of this timepiece with the aviation world. Visually, three bright red elements emerge: the small second red for permanent control functions, the red tip of the chronograph second hand and the small triangular mark on the triple date. Note that the third push-piece at 10 am used to stop at any time the second hand “split”, then, by a new pressure, synchronize with the chronograph second hand.
The inner housing of soft-magnetic iron (a feature of aviator watches) and sapphire glass secured against displacement by depressurization guarantee this timepiece excellent behavior in flight situation. This impressive time of 46 mm is water resistant to 6 bar and houses the 79230 caliber chronograph movement with automatic winding (44 hours power reserve). The bottom is decorated with an engraving of three planes homage hunt Northrop F-5E Tiger II aboard which the pilots of the Patrouille Suisse training and perform at speeds of flying figures up to 1000 km / h. Also note the inscription “TRIBUTE TO PATROL SWITZERLAND” and the continuous numbering (1/250, 2/250, etc.) on the caseback.
This cheap iwc replica watch is available for sale since May 2014; initially only in Swiss IWC boutiques and the Swiss trade, then in a second time in the IWC boutiques worldwide.