IWC LAUNCHES BLACK DIAL VERSIONS OF THE PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH 41
Schaffhausen, 27th January 2023: IWC Schaffhausen adds two references with black dials to the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 collection. One is fitted with a black calfskin strap, and the other with a high-grade stainless steel bracelet. Both novelties feature the IWC EasX-CHANGE® system for quick and easy strap exchange and are waterresistant to 10 bar. Furthermore, they are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre chronograph movement, visible through the sapphire glass case back.
In 2021, IWC Schaffhausen introduced the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41. With a case diameter of 41 and a lug-to-lug distance of 51.8 mm, this chronograph offers excellent wearability even on slender wrists. Other key characteristics such as the 10 bar water-resistant case and the integrated EasX-CHANGE® quick change system make this reference a fully versatile sports watch.
The dial features the iconic design in the style of an easyto- read cockpit instrument design that has become the hallmark of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches. The stopped minutes are displayed at 12 o’clock and the minutes at 9 o’clock. In addition, the chronograph also features a day and date aperture at 3 o’clock and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock.
After initially launching the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 with blue and green dials, IWC is now extending the collection with two new versions which feature black dials. The first one (Ref. IW388111) is fitted with a black calfskin strap whereas the second one (Ref. IW388113) features a sophisticated 5-link stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp. The bracelet is beautifully finished and extremely comfortable to wear on the wrist.
Both new models are powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement. This mechanical chronograph movement in a classic column-wheel design consists of 231 individual parts and is visible through the sapphire glass case back. The bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours in the mainspring.
The new versions of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 are available immediately on IWC.com, from IWC boutiques and through selected retail partners. In addition, the timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
IWC Schaffhausen is a leading Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen in the north-eastern part of Switzerland. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot’s Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant to sports watches. Founded in 1868 by the American watchmaker and engineer Florentine Ariosto Jones, IWC is known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, combining the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes.
Over its more than 150-year history, IWC has earned a reputation for creating professional instrument watches and functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specialises in highly engineered watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as coloured ceramics, Ceratanium®, and titanium aluminide.
A leader in sustainable luxury watchmaking, IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimise its impact on the environment. Along the pillars of transparency, circularity, and responsibility, the brand crafts timepieces built to last for generations and continuously improves every element of how it manufactures, distributes, and services its products in the most responsible way. IWC also partners with organisations that work globally to support children and young people.