Limited edition of 1000 pieces for the English market; caseback engraved with an image of the Spitfire fighter plane.
|Reference:||IW3253-05 (aka: 3253-05, IW325305)|
|Name:||Pilot’s Watch Mark XV Spitfire Limited|
|Produced:||2001 – 2003|
|Limited:||Yes, 1000 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3253-05 from Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Mark XV Spitfire Limited (IW3253-05 (aka: 3253-05, IW325305)) was originally released in 2001 – 2003. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The stainless steel case measures 38mm in diameter and roughly 9mm thick, with 19mm lug width. The round case is paired with a black color dial with poire-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Pilot model IW3253-05 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Pilot IW3253-05 movement is a powered by caliber 37524 made by IWC. The 21-jewel automatic movement is 25.6mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Seconds, World Time|
How much does the IWC’s Pilot IW3253-05 cost? This watch was introduced in 2001 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 1000 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Pilot’s Watch Mark XV Spitfire Limited
- Reference Number: IW3253-05 (aka: 3253-05, IW325305)
- Limited: Yes, 1000 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Stainless steel
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 38
- Thickness: 9
- Lug Width: 19
- Dial Color: Black
- Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Poire-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 60 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 37524
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 25.6mm
- Jewels: 21
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, World Time
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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