IWC Pilot's Watches for Father and Son

May 12, 2008
IWC has created pilot's watches for father and son - the Big Pilot's Watch in platinum for the father, and the smaller version - the Mark XVI in stainless steel for the son. The timepieces are destined for men who deeply value their family traditions and carefully maintain the father-son relationship based on mutual respect and sincere friendship. The IWC Pilot's watches are items to be inherited by the generations to follow.

The father's and the son's timepieces share some common features:
  • The rhodium-plated dial in a silvery shade is characterized by supreme legibility.
  • The onion-like screw-in crown suggested by the IWC early pilot's watches provides supreme user-friendliness.
  • The brown crocodile leather strap with distinctive steel rivets adds a touch of reserved stylishness.
  • The case construction of the IWC watches incorporates anti-reflective convex sapphire glass specially secured against displacement caused by a sudden drop in air pressure.
  • The IWC watches boast 6-bar water-resistance.


IWC for Farther
The father's IWC watch, the Big Pilot's Watch, Ref. 5004, has a 46.2-mm platinum case. The timepiece houses the 51111 calibre, a famous long-running mechanical movement fitted with an automatic Pellaton winding system. The 42-jewel mechanism, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, provides the date function and 7-day (168-hour) power reserve that is indicated on the dial with help of an individual sub-dial at 3 o'clock.

The platinum watch with a brown crocodile leather strap and a platinum folding clasp weighs 226 grams.

IWC for Son
The son's IWC watch, the Pilot's Watch Mark XVI, Ref. 3255, features a smaller 39-mm case crafted in stainless steel. The technical details of the watch are much the same as of the father's version. The timepiece is equipped with the 30110 calibre, an automatic winding movement. The 21-jewel mechanism, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, provides a central seconds hand with stop function, a date display and a 42-hour power reserve.

The stainless steel watch with a brown crocodile leather strap and a pin buckle, or with a stainless steel folding clasp, weighs just 68 grams.


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