The exclusive charm of the passage of time: IWC’s new bronze pilot’s chronograph watch
IWC copy presents a new bronze version of the 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph, with a blue dial and gold-plated hands. The bronze material will change over the years and be covered with a layer of copper green luster, making each watch exude a unique charm. The new work uses the IWC-made 69385 chronograph movement.
The case, pushers and crown of the new Pilot’s Chronograph are made of bronze, with a blue dial with soft white elements and gold-plated hands.
Chronograph watches have always been the focus of the IWC pilot collection. The mechanical timing function not only highlights the typical characteristics of tool watches, but also can be used in various situations of daily life. Launched a year ago by IWC, the easy-to-wear 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph is a new addition to the collection.
The case, pushers and crown of the new 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph (Ref. IW388109) are made of bronze, with a blue dial with soft white elements and gold-plated hands. The bronze material is a special alloy composed of copper, aluminum and iron. Its hardness is about 50% higher than that of ordinary brass, and it also has good biocompatibility. Bronze develops a unique patina over time, giving each watch a different personality and appearance.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41mm (IW388109)
Bronze case, diameter 41 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, day of the week, chronograph, 69385 self-winding movement, 46-hour power reserve, sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 100 meters, fabric strap.
Equipped with IWC’s self-made 69385 movement, this watch can count up to 12 hours and is characterized by its sturdiness, reliability and precision. The timing function is controlled by a column wheel and two linked levers, which are extremely precise. The movement is also equipped with a two-way pawl winding system, with a power reserve of 46 hours when the mainspring is fully wound.
The blue fabric strap that matches the watch is equipped with the brand’s newly developed EasXCHANGE® strap quick release system, which allows the wearer to change the strap at the touch of a button without any tools. A range of calfskin and rubber straps in beautiful colour schemes are also included, which can be purchased online at IWC boutiques or on the official IWC.com website. In addition, the case equipped this time has been redesigned to be water-resistant to 100 meters.
The new Bronze 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph will be available from April 2022 in IWC boutiques, authorised dealers and the official IWC.com website. By registering your watch at My IWC, you will be entitled to an extension of the standard two-year international limited warranty to eight years.