IWC Vintage Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936 Platinum Limited Jubilee Edition 1868 – 2008 only 500 pieces made Referention: IW325405 Power reserve: 46 h Instead of the original 83 calibre, the Vintage version features a pocket watch movement from the 98,000-calibre family – hand-wound with a large screw balance and Breguet spring. The basic calibre stems from the 1930s and has been series-produced for longer than most other IWC movements. Through the sapphire glass back you can see two technical features reminiscent of the first Jones calibre of 1868: the decorated nickel-silver three-quarter bridge and the Jones arrow.
|Reference:||IW3254-05 (aka: 3254-05, IW325405)|
|Name:||Vintage Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936 Platinum|
|Produced:||2008 – 2012|
|Limited:||Yes, 500 units|
Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3254-05 from Vintage Collection watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
IWC’s Vintage Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936 Platinum (IW3254-05 (aka: 3254-05, IW325405)) was originally released in 2008 – 2012. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 18000 bph ( 3 Hz) to provide a 46-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The platinum case measures 44mm in diameter and roughly 12mm thick. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with cathedrale-shaped hands, and a stick / dot hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Vintage Collection model IW3254-05 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Vintage Collection IW3254-05 movement is a powered by caliber 98300 made by IWC. The 18-jewel hand-wound movement is 37.8mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 46-hour power reserve.
|Time:||Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds|
How much does the IWC’s Vintage Collection IW3254-05 cost? This watch was introduced in 2008 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 500 pieces released. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
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- Brand: IWC
- Model: Vintage Pilot’s Watch Hand-Wound 1936 Platinum
- Reference Number: IW3254-05 (aka: 3254-05, IW325405)
- Limited: Yes, 500 units
Case & Dial:
- Material: Platinum
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Display
- Diameter: 44
- Thickness: 12
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Silver
- Indexes: Stick / Dot and Cathedrale-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 60 meters
- Winding: Hand-Wound
- Brand: IWC
- Caliber: 98300
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 37.8mm
- Jewels: 18
- Power Reserve: 46 hours
- Frequency: 18000 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
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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