Iwc Launches A Special Pilot Patrouille Suisse Special Limited Edition Watch

This year, the famous Swiss watchmaker Schaffhausen IWC introduced the new large-scale pilot Patrouille Suisse special watch (IW500910), limited edition of 250 pieces, to pay tribute to the Swiss patrol aerobatic flight performance team. For decades, Swiss patrols have made numerous appearances at international air shows, winning rave reviews with precise and perfect formation aerobatics. This specially crafted professional timepiece incorporates logo design features, is highly recognizable, and is the best companion for ambitious stunt pilots.
   The grey sandblasted stainless steel case is equipped with a 51011 mechanical movement, the largest automatic movement manufactured by Schaffhausen IWC, combining all the proven features of the brand’s long history of mechanical watchmaking. Equipped with spring-loaded buffered automatic rotor and Pillerton winding system, and has a power reserve of up to 7 days (168 hours). The clever wheel train design can stop the movement before all kinetic energy is exhausted, eliminating the mainspring The risk of torque decay ensures that the watch moves accurately during operation. The remaining power reserve display is set at 3 o’clock on the dial, and the small seconds dial is displayed at 9 o’clock, which is similar to the past. The date display window is set at 6 o’clock. The watch is specially equipped with an inner case made of soft iron to protect the movement from strong magnetic fields.
   In 1940, Schaffhausen IWC produced in accordance with military specifications, 52 TS C large pilot watches that meet the requirements of navigation and reconnaissance became a first-generation style mark, which set the design standard for all classic pilot watches later, that is, the new Patrouille Suisse special Source of inspiration for limited edition watches. The arrangement of the disk is clear and extremely concise. The 12 o’clock position is dotted with arrow indicators. The Arabic numerals and hour and minute hands are treated with bold fluorescence, which can ensure perfect reading under any light conditions.
   The bottom of the case is engraved, three Northrop F-5E Tiger II jet aircraft patterns, ‘TRIBUTE TO PATROUILLE SUISSE’ (a tribute to the Swiss patrol aerobatic team) and serial numbers (001/250, 002/250, etc.) highlight this The unique limited identity of this watch. The watch has an anthracite embossed calfskin strap with a sandblasted stainless steel buckle. In September of this year, IWC’s large pilot Patrouille Suisse special limited edition watch will be displayed at IWC boutiques and dealers in Switzerland, and then expanded to the brand’s specialty stores around the world.
Technical specifications
Model: IW500910
Movement: IWC 51011 mechanical movement, Pellaton automatic winding system, Glucydur® * beryllium alloy balance wheel, balance arm equipped with high-precision fine adjustment cam, Breguet hairspring, vibration frequency 21,600 times / hour (3 Hz), gem Count 42, power reserve 7 days (168 hours)
Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date display, power reserve display
Case: Sandblasted stainless steel case, diameter 46 mm, thickness 16 mm, anti-magnetic inner case made of soft iron, screw-in crown, double-sided anti-glare convex sapphire glass, which can stably prevent sudden pressure drop from causing displacement , Water-resistant to 60 meters
Dial: Sunburst slate dial
Strap: Anthracite embossed calfskin strap
Buckle: Sandblasted stainless steel buckle
Limited sale: 250 pieces