Since the first start of 2006, enjoys the Spitfire Chronograph from IWC Schaffhausen growing popularity. Now she gets to the ardoisefarbenen dial face, a new jewelry – and with the caliber of 89 365 a drive that has it all.
In the 1930s, as the Spitfire was being constructed, was the Royal Air Force a real social institution – as well predict a club of young gentlemen of good family, who dressed elegantly and stylishly made, and events on a good figure.
Classic elegance and technological development also characterize the new Pilot’s Watches Spitfire Chronograph models. It launched IWC Spitfire Chronograph first time, a regular in a 18-carat red gold case. References 387 802 387 804 and are presented in stainless steel. The outer surfaces are hand-edited until they highly polished or satin shine and give the clock in this way, a special value.
The leaf-digit ardoisefarbene can, thanks to the sunburst finish reflect incident light very alive. Even the elaborate engraved with the image of a Spitfire gets its charm from the game differently machined surfaces.
The dark color of the dial and date display in the form of an altimeter, the Spitfire back closer to the classic look of the instrument aviator watch approach. The 6 bar water-tight housing of the chronograph in diameter are grown on a moderate now 43 millimeters, which improves the readability again.
Reference to the pioneering days of aviation
Another first: The Spitfire Chronograph is equipped with the IWC’s own manufacture caliber features 89 365, thus increasing the power reserve when fully wound from 44 to 68 hours. At the same time, the new movement is the flyback, a device with a running time measurement without stopping, “deleted” and will start again.
She is originally from aviation, where it was previously necessary to fly some time after turning radii. The hands echoes the shape of propeller blades are designed and complete with luminous material. The inner dial at “12 clock” gives the measured minutes, the elapsed seconds can be read with the center pointer. The red permanent second in the totaliser at “6 clock” serves the function of control. The antireflective sapphire glass is protected from pressure drop.
The Rotgoldvariante worn on brown leather strap with traditional buckle. The model in stainless steel with a newly developed stainless steel bracelet available, which allows Feineinstellverschluss easy length adjustment. The design of the mandrel and folding clasps was optically matched to the larger diameter casing.
With a Spitfire Chronograph from IWC would the British flying aces of the 1930s have acknowledged it with enthusiasm – – on the wrist include modern gentleman again today for the best dressed men in the world.