In the year of Pilot’s Watches, this collection will be enriched with five cockpit-styled models. I have already introduced Top Gun Miramar Watch, and now it is time for another IWC’s novelty. The next in line is a classic looking and simply named Pilot’s Worldtimer watch. This traveler’s timepiece has ability to display 24 time-zones simultaneously and it is an ideal fellow traveler for frequent flyers, international business people, as well as for pilots.
Perfect Timepiece for People Who Constantly Change Continents and Time Zones
The new Pilot’s watch, unveiled this week at SIHH, has the 24-hour ring that nicely rounds the dial. The black and white ring can be adjusted quickly and easily, forwards or backwards in one-hour steps, by using the crown. Thus, all 24 time zones, including Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), can be seen at a glance. Once set correctly, the ring enables the wearer to read off the time in all 24 time zones. In addition to the 24-hour ring, the city ring bears the names of 23 places around the globe and each of them represents one particular time zone. The letterings “UTC” and “Date Line” colored in signal red also make it easier to keep abreast.
The uncultured dial continues to show current local time. It can be advanced or turned back in one-hour steps to show the new local time, even when crossing the International Date Line. The sleek, matte-black dial with white numerals and indices, and luminescent hands, provides perfect legibility under all kinds of lighting conditions.
The classical pilot’s style of Worldtimer wristwatch is reflected in the aircraft-inspired design elements, such as propeller-like hour and minute hands, the clearly structured chapter ring and a luminescent arrowhead index situated at the 12 o’clock position.
The triple date, altimeter-like display with its vertically arranged figures is traditionally situated at the 3 o’clock position.
Crafted to Withstand a Trip Around the World
This newcomer with the referent number IW326201 is housed in a round, stainless steel case that measures 45 mm in diameter and it is 13.5 mm thick.
This model, like all IWC Pilot’s watches, is coated on both sides by convex sapphire crystals with antireflective coatings. IWC Schaffhausen also secured it against the eventual air pressure drops that can occur during a flight. Worldtimer also features the IWC-in-house developed system, a soft-iron inner case, which confers special protection against magnetic fields so prevalent in the modern world. The case is well constructed to resist water pressure down to 60 meters (200 feet) below water surface.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer is powered by the Caliber 30750 mechanical movement with 42 hours of power reserve when fully charge. The self-winding movement is built on 31 jewels and oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 beats per hour.
For the wristlet, the Swiss watchmaker chose an elegant black alligator leather strap which is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a folding clasp.