The Basics

The Spitfire Chronograph (Ref.3878) is equipped with the IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre. Apart from increasing the watch’s power reserve to 68 hours, it accommodates a stopwatch function with minutes and seconds as well as a flyback function. Since its initial launch in 2006, the Spitfire Chronograph from IWC Schaffhausen has enjoyed increasing popularity. Now, with the slate-coloured dial, it has taken on a chic new face.

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3878-04 (aka: 3878-04, IW387804)
Name: Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Bracelet
Produced: 2012 – 2016
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3878-04 from Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Pilot IW3878-04

The Details

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Bracelet (IW3878-04 (aka: 3878-04, IW387804)) was originally released in 2012 – 2016. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph (4 Hz) to provide a 68-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The stainless steel case measures 43mm in diameter and roughly 15.5mm thick. The round case is paired with a grey color dial with -shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Pilot model IW3878-04 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: 43mm
Height: 15.5mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Pilot IW3878-04 movement is a powered by caliber 89365 made by IWC. The 38-jewel automatic movement is mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 68-hour power reserve.

Type: Automatic
Brand: IWC
Caliber: 89365
Base: IWC 89361
Display: Analog
Diameter: mm
Jewels: 38
Reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Chronograph: Chronograph, Flyback
Additionals:

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Pilot IW3878-04 cost? This watch was introduced in 2012 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: 10900

For more information, visit IWC online.

Specifications:

  • Brand: IWC
  • Model: Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Bracelet
  • Reference Number: IW3878-04 (aka: 3878-04, IW387804)
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 43
  • Thickness: 15.5
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Grey
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and -shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters

Movement:

  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 89365
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: mm
  • Jewels: 38
  • Power Reserve: 68 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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