IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Heritage
The Pilotï¿½s Watch Mark XVIII Heritage features a design that is reduced to the absolute essentials. Its retro look, inspired by the famous Big Pilotï¿½s Watch 52 T.S.C., gives this navigation watch a particularly striking appearance. With its contrasting dial and displays, it closely reflects the ideal established by classic pilotï¿½s watches. The displays are round, large and clearly arranged. This later developed into the cockpit design: not even a single line is unnecessary ï¿½ everything is designed to be clear and legible. The dial features large, rounded Arabic numerals to mark the minutes, with two exceptions: the 12 has been replaced with a triangle with dots at either side for improved legibility, while a date window is positioned where the 3 would usually be ï¿½ adding a modern feature to this vintage-inspired design. This model comes with a stylish brown calfskin strap.
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In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralized production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specializes in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titaniumaluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.
IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimize its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment ...