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IWC Spitfire

Post by koimaster » June 19th 2020, 11:23pm

IWC launched a new Spitfire squadron in its collection of pilots’ watches at that debuted in 2019. A self-winding movement from the new 32000 family of manufacture calibers debuts inside the case of the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire. We tested one of the first available in this feature from our December 2019 issue, with original photos by Olaf Köster.

“Haven’t I seen this watch somewhere before?” You might be thinking this when you first set eyes on the classic Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire. And you wouldn’t be mistaken because its design is inspired by the legendary Mark 11 from 1948.

In the late 1940s, IWC responded to an invitation from the British government by developing a special wristwatch for Royal Air Force pilots. Production began in 1948 and the first timepieces were developed in November 1949. The model remained in airborne service until 1981. It encased IWC’s equally popular hand-wound Caliber 89, which has a soft iron inner case to protect it against the adverse influences of magnetic fields. The boldly designed dial is clearly legible by day and by night. The Mark XII with automatic movement and date followed, but connoisseurs had to wait until 1994 before it finally debuted.

https://www.watchtime.com/reviews/all-f ... -spitfire/
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Post by koimaster » February 20th 2021, 9:43am

HANDS-ON: IWC Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire “Mission Accomplished”

Last year as a part of their new Pilot pieces IWC revamped their Spitfire range, put in some new in-house movements, and included a series of bronze cases for the first time.

At the top end of these new pieces was the limited edition Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Spitfire, newly in bronze with a green dial and powered by the Calibre 52615. There was also a Chronograph Spitfire in a new slimmer 41 mm case in either bronze with a green dial or stainless steel with a black dial, the UTC Spitfire Edition “MJ261” with an integrated Universal Time function, and the entry level Spitfire Automatic in a 39 mm bronze or steel case.

In 2020 the bronze Big Pilot theme continues, with the launch of the limited edition Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire “Mission Accomplished” to mark the successful completion of the “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight Expedition”.

On August 5, 2019 British pilots Matt Jones and Steve Boultbee Brooks took off from Goodwood Aerodrome in a 76 year old restored Spitfire. Over the ensuing four months they covered 43,000km and flew over twenty countries, becoming the first to circumnavigated the world in a Spitfire. As the major sponsor of the feat, IWC is releasing this new model to commemorate the achievement.

https://horologium.com.au/2020/07/07/ha ... omplished/
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Re: IWC Spitfire

Post by jason_recliner » February 21st 2021, 3:48pm

koimaster wrote:
June 19th 2020, 11:23pm
IWC launched a new Spitfire squadron in its collection of pilots’ watches at that debuted in 2019. A self-winding movement from the new 32000 family of manufacture calibers debuts inside the case of the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire. We tested one of the first available in this feature from our December 2019 issue, with original photos by Olaf Köster.

“Haven’t I seen this watch somewhere before?” You might be thinking this when you first set eyes on the classic Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire. And you wouldn’t be mistaken because its design is inspired by the legendary Mark 11 from 1948.

In the late 1940s, IWC responded to an invitation from the British government by developing a special wristwatch for Royal Air Force pilots. Production began in 1948 and the first timepieces were developed in November 1949. The model remained in airborne service until 1981. It encased IWC’s equally popular hand-wound Caliber 89, which has a soft iron inner case to protect it against the adverse influences of magnetic fields. The boldly designed dial is clearly legible by day and by night. The Mark XII with automatic movement and date followed, but connoisseurs had to wait until 1994 before it finally debuted.

https://www.watchtime.com/reviews/all-f ... -spitfire/
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