It’s the year of the handsome, rugged watches for IWC, who itself declared earlier this year that 2012 marked the year of its Pilot’s Watch models. Its latest, the Spitfire Chronograph — an homage to the Spitfire, one of the legendary aircraft of World War II — is an updated of the initial 2006 version, and comes with an new face in a slate-coloured dial. Strictly for serious watch connoisseurs only.
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The IWC Spitfire Chronograph is a handsomely rugged timepiece for those who like their watches timeless and elegant.
A far cry from some of the ostentatious watches that fall under the same luxury timepiece category as IWC, the spitfire comes into a timelessly elegant stainless steel, its surface hand-polished for a high-gloss or silk matte sheen finish. In an homage to the Spitfire, the hands of the timepiece resemble the propeller blades of an aircraft, and come coated in a luminescent material.
On the technical front, the Spitfire Chronograph comes equipped with the IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre, which boosts its power reserve from 44 to 68 hours when fully wound.
In addition to the classic stainless steel version (which comes with a stainless steel bracelet), the Spitfire Chronograph is also available in a spiffy 18-carat red gold case, and a brown leather strap with a classical pin buckle, a first for IWC.
The Spitfire Chonograph is now available at all IWC Schaffhausen boutiques at ION Orchard and Marina Bay Sands and all authorised retailers in Singapore, and comes priced at S$15,000 for the stainless steel version and S$38,00 for the red gold version.