About a week ago, IWC announced a special watch they will be releasing for the collectors on their IWC collectors forum known as the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Collectors’ Watch”.
If you are currently not on the IWC collectors forum, this would be a great incentive to do so. This watch in my opinion is truly fantastic and completely evokes the spirit of IWC’s heritage, philosophy and evolution as a brand today.
This is almost like a modern day vintage watch that’s limited to 250 pieces for the world . You can only get this watch by being a member of the IWC Collectors Forum which you can go to by clicking here. Once you place your order, you will be asked which IWC Boutique you would like to pick it up from. I am not sure about the availability at this point. Quantity is limited and the watch has been incredibly well received.
From the 43 mm stainless steel case with in house 89365 caliber movement with soft iron core, to the vintage style custard hands and applied Arabic numerals, to black dial and the simple single date window all wrapped together and fitted with a brown calf strap, with white military-style stitching, this may very well be IWC’s coolest Pilot watch made to date.
This watch is individually numbered and if you feel like spending extra money, you can personalize it by having your name engraved on the case back.
Below are the words of IWC Forum Moderator Michael Friedberg of why you should buy this watch.
1. It reflects the best of IWC DNA
2. It is made for, and represents, this forum
3. It is uniquely antimagnetic, with a soft-iron cage
4. It uniquely has a single-date window
5. It is a true “tool” watch
6. It is individually numbered
7. You can have your name engraved
8. It is a limited edition
9. It has IWC’s in-house chrono movement
10. It is a classic design yet contemporary
Technical specs of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Collectors’ Watch” ref# IW387808
Movement- IWC in-house caliber 89365,
Case-43mm stainless steel case
Dial-black dial with hand-applied numerals and stick markers in rhodium with beige superluminova,
Strap- brown calf strap, with white military-style stitching.
Retail- 11,500 CHF (including 8% Swiss VAT). roughly $13,000 give or take
The watch can be picked up at an IWC boutique of your choice and will be available