Tuesday, January 26, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire (Ref. IW377719)

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire (Ref. IW377719) was designed as a sports watch for everyday use. The bezel of the stainless-steel case is polished to a mirror finish, as are two rows of links in the stainless-steel bracelet, all of which gives the watch an enhanced sense of luxury. The latter is underscored by the slate-coloured dial with its metallic shimmer and sun-pattern finish, which perfectly matches the grey fuselage of the eponymous Spitfire.
A soft-iron inner case protects the precision movement against magnetic fields, while the glass is secured against drops in pressure. An engraving of a Spitfire can also be found on the stainless-steel case. The 79320 chronograph movement guarantees mechanical precision for stopped times and aggregate timing up to 12 hours.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire now has a simple date display, which has replaced the altimeter-like vertical triple date display. The modification has created enough free space in which to integrate the new day display on the dial.
In the subdial to the left, a red seconds hand serves as an indicator that the watch is running normally and, at the same time, provides a small, coloured highlight. It can be stopped whenever necessary for synchronization purposes.
The stainless-steel case, which is water-resistant to 6 bar, has a diameter of 43 millimetres. Two-tone textile straps, inspired by the historic Nato straps, are now also additionally available for the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire.

Technical details
Model: Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire Ref. IW377719

Functions
Date and day display
Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
Small hacking seconds

Movement
Calibre 79320 Mechanical chronograph movement
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 25
Power reserve: 44 h
Winding: Automatic

Case, dial and strap
Stainless-steel case, slate-coloured dial, stainless-steel bracelet with fine-adjustment clasp
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 15 mm
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Special back engraving

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