IWC Montre d'Aviateur Chronographe Edition Patrouille Suisse Watch - Technical Perfection

Jun 24, 2011
The house of IWC, famous for its pilot’s timepieces since 1936, is excited to offer its new Montre d'Aviateur Chronographe Edition Patrouille Suisse watch.


Issued in a limited series of just 300 pieces, the new IWC men’s watch pays tribute to the aerobatics team of the Patrouille Suisse - the Swiss Air Force. The watch catches attention with its grey technical design. The case is crafted from stainless steel. Its measurements are 42mm x 14.7mm.

The back side of the model is individually numbered and marked with the inscription “Tribute To Patrouille Suisse”. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 60 meters. Its top is shielded by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal.

Beneath this glass there is an extremely readable dial. Equipped with contrasting Arabic numerals, it indicates central hours and minutes. The small seconds tick away in a counter at 9 o’clock. The chronograph functions are presented through a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour sub-dial, located at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively.

The display of the new IWC Montre d'Aviateur Chronographe Edition Patrouille Suisse watch also features a central chronograph seconds hand. It is finalized by a red air fighter, which is a respectful nod to the Northrop F-5E Tiger II of the Patrouille Suisse aerobatics team. The watch design is completed by day and date indications, revealed at 3 o’clock.

The functions are brought to life by the brand’s proprietary caliber 79320. Paved with 25 jewels, it runs at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplies a 44-hour power reserve.

The new IWC watch is accompanied by a black textile strap with grey stitching.

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