At the 2019 Salon International de La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, IWC introduces new Pilot’s Watches to honor the spirit of taking to the skies. In celebration of the unveiling, The Journal presents a special collection of curated stories. We highlight our new Pilot’s Watches, introduce you to the people behind “The Longest Flight”, and hand the controls over to Matt Jones - one of the “Longest Flight” pilots - as he gives you an exclusive tour of a Spitfire cockpit. We invite you to buckle up and enjoy the ride.
New Pilot’s Watches Take Flight
Four new Pilot’s Watches from IWC will take the spotlight as watch enthusiasts gather in Geneva for the Salon International de la Haute Horologerie (SIHH), happening 14th-17th January 2019. The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Edition, Chronograph Spitfire, Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince” and Double Chronograph TOP GUN Certanium are the latest editions to IWC’s family of aviator watches.
The Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX: 360-degree cockpit tour
Pilot Matt Jones leads you through a 360-degree experience in the cockpit of the Silver Spitfire, the restored aircraft set to circumnavigate the globe starting August 18th.
Silver Spitfire: Celebrating The Spirit Of Adventure
Pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones take on the adventure of a lifetime in the “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” expedition starting August 18th, 2019 and supported by IWC. Meet the two pilots and learn more about their exciting journey.
IWC brings you closer to the Spitfire
IWC pays homage to a piece of aviation history at the 2019 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). The Journal takes you inside the booth for a close-up look.
A Collector’s Path To The Cockpit
Antonio Gomes is not only a loyal collector of IWC timepieces. He’s also an experienced pilot who has flown in times of peace and war. During a recent IWC Collector’s Day, the Journal talked with Mr. Gomes about his time in the air and what he believes the future holds for those aspiring to follow his footsteps.
A trip back in time
We celebrated 150 years of watchmaking excellence in 2018. Travel back in time to SIHH 2018 for the unveiling of IWC’s Jubilee collection, featuring notable timepieces such as the limited edition “Tribute to Pallweber”, the Da Vinci Automatic Edition “150 Years” and the Portugieser Constant-Force Toubillon Edition “150 Years”.
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