Movement : Automatic IWC Cal. 79320
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : December 2014
Case Size : 43mm
Case Thickness : 15mm
Lug to Lug : 53mm
Lugs : 21mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Month Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original IWC presentation box and original IWC paperwork, the watch was purchased in December 2014. The watch is fitted on a 21mm black leather strap with a signed buckle. The watch is in worn condition but is overall in great condition, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2014 IWC Pilot's Chronograph IW377701 with a 43mm satin brushed stainless steel case with a soft-iron inner case that protects the watch from magnetic fields, a subtle curve of the case leads to flowing chamfer-edged tapered lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 53mm and a case thickness of 15mm gives the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side, we have the polished chronograph pushers and in the centre a screw-down signed crown, the chamfer-edges smooth bezel holds a convex sapphire crystal AR coated on both sides. A matte black dial has an outer minute track with Arabic numeral and baton indexes coated in Super-LumiNova C1 luminance marking the hours, large Arabic numerals lay just underneath again coated in Super-LumiNova C1 luminance with the triangle and pips at 12 o’clock 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 with a red hand at 9 o’clock, each register has a concentric circular pattern. Elegant sword hands coated in luminance complemented with a tapered chronograph hand, at 9 o’clock we have the IWC motif completing this military-inspired chronograph. On the reverse, a screw-down case back deeply engraved with “FLIEGERUHR”, inside an automatic IWC Cal. 79320, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, based on the ETA 7750 movement and modified by IWC to their specifications. The watch is fitted on a 21mm black leather strap with a signed buckle and the watch also comes with its IWC presentation box and papers.
This is a classic IWC Pilots Chronograph, the design is iconic and instantly recognisable to any watch enthusiast. I often hear customers saying that the IWC Pilots Chronographs are too big for their wrist, to which I respond by handing them the watch to try on, most of them are amazed by how well they actually wear. Whilst there's no denying it is a bigger watch and works best on a larger wrist, it is totally wearable on a smaller wrist and is super comfortable thanks to the case profile and the lug-to-lug length. If you are unsure, book an appointment and try it on for yourself.
In 1867 Florentine applied for a European passport with the dream of creating watches using the American system of Watchmaking. This system was taken from the Federal Armories at Springfield and Harpers Ferry. Where armaments needed high-precision interchangeable parts. 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. In 1876 Florentine returned to the USA where he retired and sadly passed away in 1916. The spirit which he spent a lifetime perfecting carries on today in the modern IWC watches.