IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVI

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IWC Mark XVI
© IWC
IWC Mark XVI, leather strap
© IWC

Pilot's watch by IWC


Its "historic" godfather, the Pilot's Watch Mark XI, was one of the most famous pilot's watches at all. In a grueling flight suitability test of the German magazine "Uhrenmagazin" (Watch Magazine) in September 2000 its immediate predecessor, the Pilot's Watch Mark XV, asserted itself with assurance against ten of the best pilot's watches. Now comes a worthy successor with the Mark XVI.

It has grown by one millimeter in diameter to 39 millimeters, thus the proportions of this watch appear even more balanced. The reduced design of the dial, reminiscent of aircraft cockpits, allows the Mark XVI to appear as a logical continuation of the pilot's watches legend Mark 11. The self-winding watch movement Calibre IWC 30110 with a power reserve of 42 hours shows beneath the time also the date. Magnetic field protection, a glass secured against pressure drops and a water resistance to 60 meters make the Mark XVI a reliable companion for everyday life and in extreme situations as well.

Reference:

IW325504 stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet
IW325501 stainless steel with black crocodile leather strap

Movement:

Automatic movement IWC 30110 (basis ETA 2892-A2)

Case:

Stainless steel, satin-finished
Ø 39.00 mm, H 11.50 mm
Soft iron inner case for magnetic field protection
Screw-down caseback in stainless steel
Domed sapphire crystal, anti-reflective, withstands pressure drop
Stainless steel screw-in crown
Waterproof to 6 atm

Dial:

Black with luminous indexes (triangle at 12 h)
Black hours and minutes hand coated with Superluminova
White seconds hand

Functions:

Hours, minutes, central seconds, date

Bracelet:

Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
Variant: black crocodile leather strap with stainless steel tang-type buckle

Literature

  • The Pilot's watches by IWC; Authors: Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Rüdiger Bucher; ISBN 3871880701 (engl. version ISBN 387188068X )
  • IWC-Uhren. Die "Schaffhauser" und ihre Geschichte; Author: Reinhard Meis; ISBN 3853782531
  • IWC, International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, Engl. ed.; Authors: Hans-F. Tölke, Jürgen King; ISBN 3906500152
  • Die Grande Complication von IWC; Author:Manfred Fritz von Edition Stemmle, Kilchb.; ISBN 3908162076
  • Armbanduhren Spezial: IWC-Geschichte, Design, Technik; Author: Jörg M. Mehltretter; ISBN 3898800458
  • IWC - Die Noblen aus der Schweiz. Handbuch für den Uhrensammler; Author: Jörg M. Mehltretter; ISBN 3898802272
  • IWC, International Watch Co. Schaffhausen, Luxury engl. ed.; Authors: Hans-F. Tölke, Jürgen King ISBN 3906500160
  • Die Fliegeruhren von IWC. German edition - version IWC; Authors: Rüdiger Bucher, Christian Pfeiffer-Belli; ISBN 387188071X