IWC Pilot Watch Chronograph Ref. 377724
IWC Pilot Watch Chronograph Ref. 377724 on green textile strap
The dial on the IWC Pilot Watch Chronograph Ref. 377724
When I was in luxury watch retail, one of the watches that I kept selling was the IWC Fliegher Chronograph. This watch came out in the early to mid nineties. It looked like an instument. It was simple, understated and timeless. Recently, IWC paid homage to this watch by releasing the Pilot Watch Chronograph Ref. 377724.
This classic design makes a triumphant return with nearly an identical version: the dial of this Pilot’s Watch Chronograph features a quarter-seconds scale for measuring short times. The case is made in stainless steel, measures 43mm x 15.3mm. It has a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields. It has an AR-coated convex sapphire crystal, secured against displacement by drop in air pressure. It is water resistant to 60 meters.
The movement is the Swiss automatic IWC caliber 79320 with 24 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 44 hours.
It features Côtes de Genève and Perlage finishing. Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds. Day and date display.
It has a black dial with beige luminous hands and markers. it comes on a green textile strap with a steel buckle. Retail is $4,950. This timepiece is available exclusively for e-commerce until October 2018 via IWC’s website or their Concierge service.
In my opinion, to spend 5k on a watch like this that comes on a textile or nato type strap is a bit spendy even thought it is a chronograph. I know that it is exclusive and has limited production and distributuion, but still! The original version came equipped on a matte black alligator strap. IWC should have fitted it on the alligator strap and made the green textile the secondary strap in the box, but that’s just me.
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