This year, one of Australia’s oldest and most reputed watch retailers, Watches Of Switzerland, celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a very special, individually numbered IWC Pilots Chronograph Limited Edition watch. Dedicated to Watches at Switzerland and their 20th Anniversary, this very special piece will be available exclusively via Watches of Switzerland boutiques Australia-wide.
The relationship between IWC and Watches of Switzerland goes back to the days when their Chairman and Founder, Eric van der Griend, was the original distributor for IWC in Australia up until Richemont purchased the brand in 2000. Right from the day Watches of Switzerland opened their very first store in Perth up until now, IWC has been a longstanding partner.
For years now, Australians have had a special place for IWC’s Pilot Watches. It’s without a doubt one of the most iconic Pilot Watches on the market today. Timeless, stylish and vintage inspired, IWC and Watches of Switzerland have created something truly special for their valued clients. It’s hard not to find this watch attractive.
The all new Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary IWC Pilots Chronograph Limited Edition watch is presented in a 43mm stainless steel case. The patina coloured hands and indices have a luminescent coating which gives the watch superior legibility and a very understated vintage-inspired look. Hour indexes have been generously sized and clearly arranged against the black dial. The Hours and Minutes are indicated centrally, with small seconds shown on the sub-dial at 9 o’clock and the day and date displayed at 3 o’clock. The sub-dials at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively display 30-minute and 12-hour counters for the chronograph, with a central hand in white for the chronograph seconds.
A solid instrument, the watch is equipped with IWC’s 79320 Calibre, a self-winding chronograph movement beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph and offering a staggering power reserve of 44 hours. A soft-iron inner case patented by IWC, protects the mechanism against magnetic fields.
The caseback is specially engraved with Watches of Switzerland and the 20th Anniversary logo and includes the watch’s number in the limited series. A brown calf leather strap crafted by Santoni; offered with a tang buckle, completes the look.
Price in Australian Dollars: RRP AUD $7,950
For more information visit www.watchswiss.com