Time Flies: The history of IWC Pilot’s Watches

Justin Hast and IWC Museum Curator Dr. David Seyffer compare and contrast IWC Pilot’s Watches of old and new, carefully detailing what makes each model unique. They also highlight how the collection has adhered to a design that has made it an integral part of timepiece history.




The Heritage of IWC Pilot’s Watches

IWC has manufactured Pilot’s Watches since 1936. Two watches from that time period, reference 436 Mark IX and reference 431 Big Pilot, quickly became well-known timepieces among military and civilian aviators alike. Justin Hast and Dr. David Seyffer, IWC Museum Curator, discuss these watches and delve deeper into how they came to be. 


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