For the last two years IWC is proud to be the official time partner of the BFI (British Film Institute). This year marks the 60th anniversary of the BFI. To mark this moment in time, IWC has released a limited edition Pilot Spitfire Chronograph L.E. for BFI. This watch is limited to 60 pieces and will be available available at the IWC Boutique London, 138 New Bond Street, as well as selected retailers in the United Kingdom. Also, this year, for the first time, the partnership with the BFI London Film Festival also includes the IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award, a £50,000 bursary given to a writer/director who identifies as British and has a first or second feature- length fiction film premiering in the Official Selection at the BFI LFF.
I am not a fan of the IWC spitfire model, but I really love this watch! It has a 43 mm stainless steel satinized case, with an argente silver dial, steel blued accented hands and Arabic numerals and is fitted on a blue alligator strap. It has a date at the three o’clock position and dual registered chronograph subdials which are displaced vertically at the twelve and six o’clock position. The movement is the Swiss automatic IWC in-house caliber 89365 with 35 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 68 hours. It features a chronograph and flyback complications. It features an engraved caseback with “BFI Film Forever”.
Much like the IWC Portuguiser Chrono model with silver dial, blue hands and blue Arabic numerals, this is a great everyday watch. It can be worn in any situation. Too bad its only limited to 60 pieces for the world. I want one!