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IWC – Mark XI still flying high
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IWC – Mark XI still flying high

Friday, 30 June 2017
By The FHH Journal editors
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Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI”
IWC
Pascal O. Ravessoud
What to say about the Mark XI, except that it is for me one of the very iconic pieces by the brand, beautifully re-interpreted without being too much, including the faux-patina, and taking many cues from the original model in a restrained dimension. All I know is that I want one. But hurry up as many military watches lovers do!
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The much-feted Mark XI pilot’s watch lends its design to a variation on the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII; a special edition, limited to 1,948 pieces in reference to the year the Mark XI was launched.

The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” (Ref. IW327007) incorporates aspects of the iconic design of the historic Mark 11 such as the yellow “Balkenkreuz” insignia and baton hands. The small triangles at “3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock” and the hands are coated with luminescent material to ensure optimal legibility, even at night. The model differs from the Mark XVIII from the current collection in that the indices are thinner and the triangular index at “12 o’clock” is not flanked by two dots. Like the original from 1948, the functional sports watch is worn on a green textile strap, also known as a Nato strap. A softiron cage protects the automatic calibre from magnetic fields and the sapphire glass is secured against sudden drops in pressure in the cockpit.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” (Ref. IW327007)
IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” (Ref. IW327007)

The Pilot’s Watch Mark 11 with a black dial and luminescent white Arabic numerals was produced in Schaffhausen from 1948 until the early 1980s. It was primarily supplied to the Royal Air Force but was also used by other Commonwealth armed forces. In 1994, a subsequent civilian model – the Mark XII – started the enduring tradition of Mark Pilot’s Watches, which have long since been among the most popular watches manufactured by IWC Schaffhausen.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” (Ref. IW327007)
IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” (Ref. IW327007)

This special edition will be available exclusively from Harrods in London for three months starting in July 2017. After this, it will be available for purchase in all IWC boutiques and authorized retailers.

Price : 4730 euros

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beautifully re-interpreted without being too much

Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI”
IWC
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