Friday, January 29, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36(Ref. 3240)

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen is reviving the tradition of smaller Pilot’s Watches and launching a new 36-millimetre model that is inspired by the legendary Mark 11, which likewise had a case measuring 36 millimetres in diameter. The Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36(Ref. 3240) is intended for watch lovers both male and female with a smaller wrist, who attach importance to the understatement implicit in a timelessly designed timepiece.
The dial design of the elegant three-hand watch remains reduced and uncluttered. A conspicuous feature of the new Pilot’s Watches is a discreetly recessed inner circle, which lends the dial a more structured, three-dimensional appearance.  The mirror polished bezel and sun-pattern finish on the dials, which make incident light appear to move around it in circles, lend a further touch of luxury to the watch.
The Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 with a slate-coloured dial is supplied with a dark brown Santoni alligator leather strap (Ref. IW324001) or a stainless-steel bracelet (Ref. IW324002). The stainless- steel bracelet is made up of alternating rows of satin- finished and polished links.
Combined with the polished bezel and slate-coloured dial, the result is a perfect example of sports-watch-inspired elegance. The Pilot’s Watch   Automatic 36 with silver-plated dial and blue indices is available with either a blue alligator leather strap from Santoni (Ref. IW324003) or a stainless-steel bracelet with satin-finished and polished links (Ref. IW324004). An additional version with a silver-plated dial is available with gold- coloured indices and a dark brown Santoni alligator leather strap (Ref. IW324005).
Apart from hour, minute and seconds hands, the Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 also has a rapid-advance date display, all powered by the rugged mechanical 35111 calibre.
The central hacking seconds is stopped by pulling out the crown, while the sapphire glass has an antireflective coating on both sides to guarantee a clear view of the display.  The watch is water-resistant to 6 bar.
Despite its dainty appearance, the movement of the Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 is equipped with a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields.  The mechanical automatic movement has a power reserve of 42 hours.
Technical details
Model: Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36
REF. IW324001 ∙ IW324002 ∙ IW324003 ∙ IW324004 ∙ IW324005

Movement
Calibre 35111 mechanical movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 25
Power reserve: 42 h
Winding: Automatic

Case, dial and strap
  • Ref. IW324001: Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni, stainless-steel butterfly clasp
  • Ref. IW324002: Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial, stainless-steel bracelet, butterfly clasp
  • Ref. IW324003: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, blue alligator leather strap by Santoni, stainless-steel butterfly clasp
  • Ref. IW324004: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, stainless-steel bracelet, butterfly clasp
  • Ref. IW324005: Stainless-steel case, silver-plated dial, dark brown alligator leather strap by Santoni, stainless-steel butterfly clasp
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 36 mm
Height: 10.5 mm

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