The Basics

Based on a Vogard patent IWC acquired in late 2014, the the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is the brands first timepiece where a new time zone, including the date, can be set merely by turning the bezel. For IWC’s engineers, creating the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (Ref. IW395001) meant bringing together three technologies: the city ring from the Pilot’s Watch Worldtimer; a sprung rotating bezel, which cannot be moved inadvertently; and, from IWC’s latest Aquatimer generation, the external/internal rotating bezel mechanism that transfers the rotational movement to the inside of the watch. The result is a world time watch that shows its owner a new time zone and the time of day together with the 24-hour display and the new date, all with a simple twist of the wrist. The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is fitted with a calfskin strap.

Brand: IWC
Family: Pilot
Reference: IW3950-01 (aka: 3950-01, IW395001)
Name: Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph
Produced: 2016
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at IWC’s model IW3950-01 from Pilot watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

IWC Pilot IW3950-01

The Details

IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (IW3950-01 (aka: 3950-01, IW395001)) was originally released in 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 ceramic case measures 44mm in diameter and roughly 16.5mm thick. The round case is paired with a black color dial with alpha-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. IWC’s Pilot model IW3950-01 is water resistant up to 60 meters (197 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Ceramic
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Solid
Shape: Round
Diameter: 44mm
Height: 16.5mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: 60

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Pilot IW3950-01 movement is a powered by caliber 89760 made by IWC. The 39-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: 89760
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: mm
Jewels: 39
Reserve: 68 hours
Frequency: 28800 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)
Chronograph: Chronograph, Flyback

The Price

How much does the IWC’s Pilot IW3950-01 cost? This watch was introduced in 2016 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 Timezoner Chronograph
  • Reference Number: IW3950-01 (aka: 3950-01, IW395001)
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Ceramic
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Solid
  • Diameter: 44
  • Thickness: 16.5
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Alpha-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: 60 meters


  • Winding: Automatic
  • Brand: IWC
  • Caliber: 89760
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: mm
  • Jewels: 39
  • Power Reserve: 68 hours
  • Frequency: 28800 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)

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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