The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” Story
The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” takes up the tradition established by the historic Mark 11, with a stainless-steel case and black dial featuring a cross marked by the four yellow rectangles at “3”, “6”, “9” and “12 o’clock”. These rectangles, along with the baton hands and the triangle at “12 o’clock”, are coated with luminescent material, which ensures clear legibility at night. The Mark 11 was sold with a green nylon strap – also known as a Nato strap – for decades. The new version comes with a green textile strap. The watch, which is water-resistant to 6 bar and has a date window, is powered by an automatic 35111-calibre movement and has a 42-hour power reserve. With its soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields and a front glass secured against displacement by sudden drops in pressure, it takes up the tradition established by its historic forebear. This model is limited to 1,948 watches – a tribute to the year in which the first Mark 11 was sold: 1948.