The Basics

Like all IWC Pilot’s Watches, the Pilot’s Watch Chrono-Automatic Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is, as you would expect, “flight qualified”, but also in a very special sense of the term. Because apart from the mechanical niceties found in the 79320-calibre chronograph movement in its 42-millimetre stainless steel case, it is the additional emotional value that makes this Pilot’s Watch, available in a limited edition of just 2500, so special. This additional value is visible immediately in one very conspicuous feature: the dial is not black but finished in deep Laureus blue. And by the time the connoisseur looks at the back cover with its engraved child’s drawing, it will be clear that this watch does more than tell the exact time. It does good by helping socially underprivileged children come a little closer to their dreams, since part of the proceeds from sales of the watch will go to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, whose important work in helping young people is actively and enthusiastically supported by IWC.

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3717-12 (aka: 3717-12, IW371712)
Name: Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Laureus
Produced: 2007 – 2007
Limited: Yes, 2500 units

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3717-12 from Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Pilot IW3717-12

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The Details

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Laureus (IW3717-12 (aka: 3717-12, IW371712)) was originally released in 2007 – 2007. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The stainless steel case measures 42mm in diameter and roughly 14.7mm thick, with 21mm lug width. The round case is paired with a blue color dial with dauphine-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Pilot model IW3717-12 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: 42mm
Height: 14.7mm
Lug Width: 21mm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Pilot IW3717-12 movement is a powered by caliber 79320 made by IWC. The 31-jewel automatic movement is 30mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 44-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 79320
Base: ETA 7750
Display: Analog
Diameter: 30mm
Jewels: 31
Reserve: 44 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph: Chronograph

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Pilot IW3717-12 cost? This watch was introduced in 2007 and has been in IWC’s collection for around . This watch is a limited edition with just 2500 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 Spitfire Laureus
  • Reference Number: IW3717-12 (aka: 3717-12, IW371712)
  • Limited: Yes, 2500 units

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 42
  • Thickness: 14.7
  • Lug Width: 21
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Dauphine-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters


  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 79320
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 30mm
  • Jewels: 31
  • Power Reserve: 44 hours
  • Frequency: 28800 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small 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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