Movement : Automatic IWC Cal. 79320
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : Circa. 2000s
Case Size : 39mm
Case Thickness : 14.5mm
Lug to Lug : 47.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original IWC box but without its IWC paperwork. The watch comes paired on a 20mm strap with a signed IWC deployment buckle. The watch is from Circa. 2000s and is sold in unpolished and worn condition as you can see from the photographs, a full case and clasp refurb can be provided at an additional cost on request. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
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Here we have a 2000s IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW370613, first introduced in 2004 and remained in production until 2006. The 39mm brushed stainless steel case has a subtle curve of the case that leads to a lug-to-lug length of 47.5mm and a case thickness of 14.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side, we have the chronograph pushers and in the centre, a screw-down signed crown, the smooth brushed and polished bezel holds a sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides, secured to be resistant to drops in air pressure. The black sector-style dial has an outer minute chapter ring with large applied polished Arabic numerals marking the hours and a triangle at noon, a characteristic seen on many pilot timepieces, at 3 o’clock a day/date window. The chronograph consists of a 30-minute register at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour register at 6 o’clock and finally, a continuous seconds register at 9 o’clock, each register is recessed adding depth and dimension to the dial. Elegant sword hands coated in luminance are complemented with a tapered chronograph hand, at 3 o’clock we have the IWC motif completing this military-inspired chronograph. On the reverse a screw-down case back with the “IWC” engraved in the centre, inside an automatic IWC Cal. 79320, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. This movement is based on the ETA 7750 and built to IWC specifications. The watch comes paired on a 20mm strap with a signed IWC deployment buckle and the watch also comes with its IWC presentation box.
I have been fortunate enough to have sold multiple Spitfire references over the years and this 2000s IW370613 in 39mm is easily my favourite, the size makes it incredibly comfortable on my 7-inch wrist and the applied numerals pop beautifully against the black dial. This example is unpolished too, showcasing beautiful lines and honest wear from its 20+ years of existence, as always, if you want it refurbished and looking like new again, we can have that done on request for you. Personally, I'd leave it as is, wear and enjoy it!
Florentine Aristo Jones founded IWC in 1868, in 1867 he applied for a European passport with the ambition to create watches using the American system of Watchmaking. This system was derived from the Federal Armories at Springfield and Harpers Ferry, where high-precision interchangeable parts were needed for armaments, this was perfect to use in watchmaking and Florentine was a pioneer in introducing it to the Swiss. In 1868 Florentine and Charles Kidder ended up in Schaffhausen Switzerland, originally called the company F. A Jones & Co which was later changed to IWC International Watch Company. Florentine returned to the USA in 1876 where he retired and sadly passed away in 1916, his spirit carries on today in the modern IWC watches. Since 2000 they have been part of the Richmont Group.