The Basics

REFERENCE 3718 The eye-catching third push-button of the Spitfire Double Chronograph at “10 o’clock” is used to measure intermediate times with the split-seconds hand. Apart from the red split-seconds hand, the 79230-calibre chronograph movement powers another five hands, the shape of which was inspired by the prop blades of the legendary fighter and reconnaissance plane.

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3718-06 (aka: 3718-06, IW371806)
Name: Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Double Chronograph
Produced: 2009 – 2011
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3718-06 from Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Pilot IW3718-06

The Details

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Double Chronograph (IW3718-06 (aka: 3718-06, IW371806)) was originally released in 2009 – 2011. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph (3 Hz) to provide a 44-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The stainless steel case measures 44mm in diameter and roughly 17.1mm thick. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with alpha-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Pilot model IW3718-06 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: 44mm
Height: 17.1mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Pilot IW3718-06 movement is a powered by caliber 79230 made by IWC. The 29-jewel automatic movement is 30mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 44-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 79230
Base: ETA 7750
Display: Analog
Diameter: 30mm
Jewels: 29
Reserve: 44 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph: Chronograph, Rattrapante

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Pilot IW3718-06 cost? This watch was introduced in 2009 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.


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  • Brand: IWC
  • Model: Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Double Chronograph
  • Reference Number: IW3718-06 (aka: 3718-06, IW371806)
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 44
  • Thickness: 17.1
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Alpha-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters


  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 79230
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 30mm
  • Jewels: 29
  • Power Reserve: 44 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 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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