The festive season is on its way and it is the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. IWC offered two of its popular pilot’s watches for the best partners in the world: father and son. Since father may have more than one son, the Swiss watchmaker provides the purchase of more than one Pilot’s watch for Son with every purchase of Pilot’s watch for Father.
The Pilot’s Watches for Father and Son set includes Big Pilot’s watch in platinum for father and Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI in stainless steel for son or sons. Each of these two watches have a space on the case back reserved for engraving the name of the owner. Thus, you will get a personalized gift for a life time.
The Set Features Two Outstanding Timepieces
The 46 mm father’s watch is powered by the IWC-manufactured Caliber 51111 mechanical movement with its seven days of power reserve. Actually, the spring-mounted rotor and Pellaton pawl winding build up a power reserve of 8.5 days, but only 168 hours energy reserve is used before the movement automatically stopped to prevent the danger of diminishing torque in the mainspring. The 42 jewels movement is one of the largest automatic movements in the world.
The son’s watch is identical to the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI. Caliber 30110 mechanical movement is housed in 39 mm stainless steel case. The self-winding movement is built on 21 jewels and provides sufficient 42 hours of power reserve when fully charged.
The Memorable Choice Comes with the Good Taste
The external similarities of these two watches are obvious. They both feature the same pale rhodium-plated dial, a striking screw-in onion-shaped crown and a chocolate brown alligator leather strap. The son’s watch is available with a pin buckle or, by special order, with a folding clasp.
Each of them is protected by convex scratch-resistant sapphire glasses with antireflective coatings on both sides and secured against displacement by drop in air pressure. Like all Big Pilot’s watches, they also boast a soft-iron cage that protects the movement against extreme magnetic fields. The water-resistance is assured down to 60 meters (200 feet) beneath water surface.
The Extremely Readable Dial and an Engravable Case Back
Their dials feature luminescent arrowhead indexes situated at the 12 o’clock positions, as well as the hour markers at the quarter hour filled with luminous materials for best legibility even in deep darkness conditions. The propeller-like hour and minute hands are also filled with luminous materials.
The dial of the father’s watch comprises a power reserve indicator at the 3 o’clock position and a date aperture at the 6 o’clock position, whereas the dial of the son’s timepiece has a black-on-white date window situated traditionally at the 3 o’clock position.
As I already mentioned, the inner circle on the case back is reserved for an engraving of the lucky recipient’s name. This is not only a fashionable dedication, but also a safeguard against mix-ups because this set also comes in larger versions for fathers with more than one son.
The price for the standard set of two watches, the father’s with the referent number IW500413 and the son’s with the referent number IW325512, is approximately $44,500.