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Coming in Type A or Type B designs, the former had dials which were black with white indices, white elongated sweep seconds hands, and sword-shaped hour and minute hands. Type B was characterised with a black dial that had hour numerals replaced by five minute increment numbers from 5 to 55, with an inner ring marked 1-12.
Although IWC’s pilots’ watches have become an enduring part of their line up, of the five, Stowa and Laco are the two brands that stand out for steadfastly reproducing/ paying homage to, the B-Uhrs, including 55mm sized models such as the current Laco “Replica 55 B Erbstück” or similar limited editions in the past, a nod to the original size. Laco, in particular, has all manner of sizes, dial colours and movement variants.
Over the years, many brands beyond the original five have released their (smaller) versions of both Type A and Type B designs.
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