IWC has been transitioning to in-house movements since 2000, enhancing the reputation and technical features of their watches. One of the final areas to address was the need for a time-only movement, and this is the market for the Cal. 82000 family of movements. This new calibre family is based on the ETA 2892A2 architecture but all components are said to be produced in-house.
Cal. 82710, introduced in 2019 in the Pilot's Watch UTC, Ref. 3271, is a traditional, compact, automatic movement with elaborate decoration. It includes the new double-pawl version of IWC's patented Pellaton automatic winding technology for greater shock resistance and bi-directional winding efficiency. Many of the winding components are made of ceramic composite for reliability and longevity, including the pawls, automatic wheel, and cam. It boasts an index-less balance with a flat coil spring operating at 4 hertz (28,800 A/h). Power reserve is 60 hours.