Monday, October 25, 2021

The Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince”

From IWC -

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While I realize every other media outlet out there is currently losing their collective minds over the Top Gun releases from IWC, I thought I might go another direction and let everyone else head down the "highway to the danger zone".
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Rather than Maverick (and let's be honest, does anyone want to see modern-day Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer oiled-up for a beach volleyball game?), I thought it might be more inspiring to revisit another pilot and the watch that bears his name.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am really not an IWC fan. That being said, this one speaks to me, and I hope it speaks to you as well.

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If you area of a similar disposition, here are the pertinents -

Stainless steel case
Diameter 43.0 mm
Height 15.4 mm
Screw in crown
Water resistance 6 bar

79320 Calibre
Automatic, self-winding
44 hours Power Reserve
Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)
240 Components
25 Jewels
Côtes de Genève, perlage

Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Day and date display
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Small hacking seconds

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