IWIW389008-Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Blue Angels®”

Past Collections, 2019

IW389008

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Ceramic case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 44.5 mm.

Made in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

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IW389008 Specifications

case

case

  • Ceramic case
  • Diameter 44.5 mm
  • Height 15.5 mm
  • Screw in crown
  • Water resistance 6 bar

Movement

Movement

  • 89361 Calibre
  • IWC-manufactured movement
  • Automatic, self-winding
  • 68 hours Power Reserve
  • Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)
  • 299 Components
  • 38 Jewels
  • Côtes de Genève, perlage

Features

Features

  • Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
  • Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o’clock
  • Flyback function
  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • Date display
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Small hacking seconds

dial

dial

  • Blue dial with luminescence

Strap

Strap

  • Blue calfskin strap
  • Strap width 21 mm

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Blue Angels®” Story

From this year onward, IWC is an official Licensee of the US Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. The aerobatics flying team was founded in 1946 at the instruction of the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. It currently comprises six Navy and Marine pilots, who fly F/A-18 Hornet jets. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Blue Angels®” is powered by the IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre and displays the stopped hours and minutes combined on a subdial at “12 o’clock”. Thanks to the integrated flyback function, simply pressing the reset push-button returns the stopwatch hands to zero and immediately starts a new time measurement. The watch is housed in a case made of matt black zirconium oxide ceramic, while the dial and calfskin strap are blue. The separate depiction of the minutes in the outer ring and the hours on a smaller inner ring is reminiscent of the observer's watches of the 1930s and 1940s. The inner ring supplies an eye-catching yellow highlight on the dial. The crest of the «Blue Angels®» is engraved on the case back.

Calibre Family 89000

Calibre Family 89000

The 89000-calibre family includes powerful chronograph movements with flyback function, which are used, for example, for the big digital date and month displays.

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