The Basics

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XII was introduced in 1994 as such it marked the return of IWC’s classic pilot’s watch. The case measured 36mm across at a height of 10.4mm, housing a self-winding movement by Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Mark XII reference 3241 was available in a number of variations; 3241-001; stainless steel, black dial, strap 3241-002; stainless steel, black dial, bracelet 3241-003; yellow gold, black dial, strap 3241-004; platinum, blue dial, strap, limited to 500 pieces Titanium versions were made using the reference number 3242; these were powered by an ETA 2892 movement.

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3241-01 (aka: 3241-001)
Name: Pilot’s Watch Mark XII Stainless Steel
Produced: 1994 – 1999
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3241-01 from Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Pilot IW3241-01

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The Details

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Mark XII Stainless Steel (IW3241-01 (aka: 3241-001)) was originally released in 1994 – 1999. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 40-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The stainless steel case measures 36mm in diameter and roughly 10.4mm thick, with 18mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with alpha-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Pilot model IW3241-01 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Stainless steel
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Solid
Shape: Round
Diameter: 36mm
Height: 10.4mm
Lug Width: 18mm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Pilot IW3241-01 movement is a powered by caliber 884 made by IWC. The 36-jewel automatic movement is 26mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 40-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 884
Base: Jaeger-LeCoultre 889/2
Display: Analog
Diameter: 26mm
Jewels: 36
Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Pilot IW3241-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 1994 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: Not Available

For more information, visit IWC online.


  • Brand: IWC
  • Model: Pilot’s Watch Mark XII Stainless Steel
  • Reference Number: IW3241-01 (aka: 3241-001)
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 36
  • Thickness: 10.4
  • Lug Width: 18
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Alpha-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters


  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 884
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 26mm
  • Jewels: 36
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Frequency: 28800 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

About IWC

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IWC is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and was founded in 1868. Its signature lines are the Pilot’s Watches and the Portugieser, while other famous collections are the Aquatimer, Portofino and the Da Vinci. Many of IWC’s designs display a industrial type of beauty not often found in Swiss watchmaking. The same goes for its movements; while of very high standards, they are finished with an … engineers touch rather than that of an artist. One could very well say that IWC’s approach to watchmaking is more German in nature compared to many of its competitors; the ‘form follows function’ adagio is one held in high esteem in Schaffhausen. Notable watches and innovations created by IWC in the past include the digital ‘Pallweber’ pocket watch, the late 1930’s Portugieser, the 1985 Da Vinci with Kurt Klaus perpetual module, the split-seconds mechanism as designed by Richard Habring and the ceramic Da Vinci and Flieger 3705 – introduced many years before the material became fashionable. IWC also pioneered the use of titanium in wristwatches. In recent years, IWC has had a strong focus on in-house movements with prices rising accordingly. IWC is part of the Richemont group.

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