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IWC Big Pilot White gold 46mm Brown
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IWC Big Pilot 7 Days St. Exupery White Gold
17,800 
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Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
76
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 38mm Black Arabic numerals
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IWC Pilots Mark XV Automatic Date Black Edition - IW 325307
2,450 
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Pawndeluxe
360
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9,691 
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15
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel Silver Arabic numerals
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3,564 
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74
US
IWC Pilot Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Rose gold 46mm
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36,800 
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7
DE
IWC Big Pilot Bronze 46.2mm Black
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11,350 
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629
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 39mm Black
IWC Fliegerchronograph Stahl IW3706
2,990 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
IWC Pilot Mark Titanium 40mm Black Arabic numerals
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3,427 
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European Watch Company
278
US
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph Steel 41mm Black Arabic numerals
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5,482 
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8
US
IWC Big Pilot Titanium 48mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot Heritage 48 Titanium
10,490 
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Timeless Watches & Jewellery AG
551
LI
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Blue
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot Mark XVIII Edition Le Petit Prince...
4,075 
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Iconic Watches
120
UK
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 35mm
IWC Mark 10 W.W.W
8,450 
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Steiner Maastricht
282
NL
IWC Pilot Spitfire UTC Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Classic Pilot UTC Watch IW325102
3,656 
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Luxury Bazaar
74
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Arabic numerals
IWC Fliegeruhr Chronograph
4,650 
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Michael Haban Uhren e.U.
18
AT
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Ceramic 46mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun
9,916 
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CJ Charles Jewelers
8
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 46mm Black
IWC Fliegerchronograph Top Gun Keramik IW3799
6,490 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun 48mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC IW502902 Top Gun Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Ceramic (31267)
20,563 
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European Watch Company
278
US
IWC Big Pilot Titanium 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Heritage
9,500 
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Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
IWC Big Pilot Platinum 46mm Silver
IWC Big Pilot
27,052 
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Watches4me
37
CH
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Ceramic 44mm Black
IWC Pilot Top Gun Miramar - IW389002 - Black Ceramic Case -...
8,134 
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Moyer Fine Jewelers
66
US
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Steel 42mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Flieger Doppelchronograph
4,850 
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1029
NL
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 41mm Blue Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Mark XVII Le Petit Prince
5,940 
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Fine Watch Bank
52
US
IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot 2014
7,500 
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OTWG
23
DE
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Chronograph Black Steel IW377709 43mm
3,106 
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Alux Watches
315
US
IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Blue
IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince Stahl IW500916
9,290 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun 46mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC IW379901 Top Gun Ceramic Split-Second Rattapante (31378)
6,991 
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European Watch Company
278
US
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Brown Arabic numerals
IWC Fliegeruhr Mark XVIII Edition Antoine de Saint Exupéry
3,650 
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Michael Haban Uhren e.U.
18
AT
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44mm Black
IWC Pilot’s Top Gun Chronograph Iw389001
8,650 
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Mall of the Watch
1389
MC
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 38mm Black
IWC Mark XV
3,550 
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TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
 
AT
IWC Big Pilot Steel 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot
7,320 
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1029
NL
IWC Pilot Spitfire UTC Steel 39mm Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Spitfire UTC
3,327 
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Fine Watch Bank
52
US
IWC Big Pilot Bronze 46.2mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot's Watch Heritage
9,500 
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Ace Jewelers Group
48
NL
IWC Pilot Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Red gold 46mm Grey Arabic numerals
IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month IW379105
29,900 
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schreiter-muenchen.de
297
DE
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 42mm Black
IWC Fliegerchronograph Stahl IW377701
3,990 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
IWC Pilot Mark Yellow gold 36mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC 3241 Mark XII 18k Yellow Gold / JLC Caliber (31226)
8,728 
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European Watch Company
278
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel
IWC Pilot's Chronograph
3,365 
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
55
UK
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilots Mark XV IW325307
3,435 
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Ceramic 44mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph
7,850 
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Roberto Rifario “ il Segnatempo “
40
IT
IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm Grey Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot Spitfire Red Gold NEW
21,500 
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1029
NL
IWC Pilot Chronograph Rose gold 42mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Chronograph Antoine de Saint Expury
11,881 
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Fine Watch Bank
52
US
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Black Arabic numerals
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IWC Pilot Mark
3,015 
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Private Seller
 
US
IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Silver Arabic numerals
IWC Big Pilot DFB Special Limited Edition IW500432
12,900 
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schreiter-muenchen.de
297
DE
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar Ceramic 46mm Brown
IWC Big Pilot Tup Gun Miramar Keramik IW501902
9,290 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Ceramic Black Arabic numerals
IWC IW378601 Pilot Split Second Ceramic LIMITED / Full Set...
8,088 
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European Watch Company
278
US
IWC Pilot Mark Steel
IWC Pilots Watch IW3255-01
3,481 
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
55
UK
IWC Pilot Mark Ceramic 39mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Mark
6,123 
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Nashville Watch LLC
69
US
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Chronograph flieger
1,975 
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Watch Center London
931
UK
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Flieger Chronograph
3,950 
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1029
NL
IWC Pilot Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Rose gold 46mm Grey
IWC Pilot Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month
24,712 
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Fine Watch Bank
52
US
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Black Arabic numerals
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IWC Pilot Mark
3,300 
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Private Seller
 
ES
IWC Pilot Chronograph Ceramic 46mm Brown Arabic numerals
IWC Fliegeruhr Chronograph Edition «The Last Flight» IW388005
22,900 
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schreiter-muenchen.de
297
DE
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Steel 46mm Black
IWC Fliegeruhr Doppelchronograph Stahl IW377801
7,590 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar 46mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC IW388002 TOP GUN Miramar Chronograph Ceramic (31517)
6,717 
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European Watch Company
278
US
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Blue
IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “le Petit Prince” 40mm –...
3,650 
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Mall of the Watch
1389
MC
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 42mm Black Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Chronograph - full set
4,100 
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La Clessidra Orologi S.r.l.
111
IT
IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Blue Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Chronograph - Petit Prince Blue - 377714
4,113 
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Watch Exchange Co.
198
US
IWC Pilot Mark Steel 38mm Silver Arabic numerals
IWC Fliegeruhr Spitfire Mark XV
2,750 
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1029
NL
IWC Pilot White gold 44mm Brown Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot
10,510 
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Fine Watch Bank
52
US
IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Blue Arabic numerals
TOP
IWC Big Pilot le Petit Prince
7,859 
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Private Seller
 
HK
IWC Pilot Chronograph Ceramic 46mm Brown Arabic numerals
IWC Pilot Chronograph IW388006
9,896 
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
335
UK
IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 45mm Brown
IWC Big Pilot Rosegold IW500421
15,990 
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
263
DE
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IWC Pilot's Watches: Pioneers in Aviation

Pilot's watches are IWC's specialty. The Swiss manufacturer has been producing high-quality pilot's watches since 1936, including the classics that make up the Mark series. Currently, they offer around two dozen different pilot's watch series.

Highlights

  • Pilot's watch tradition goes back to 1936
  • Trendy 46-mm Big Pilot watch
  • Mark XVIII, a classic pilot's watch
  • Ceramic, red gold, and stainless steel cases
  • Special editions: Spitfire, Top Gun, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Creating Pilot's Watches in Schaffhausen for Over 80 Years

The International Watch Company, also known as IWC, presented their first pilot's watch in 1936. Since then, IWC has been considered the pioneer in developing and manufacturing pilot's watches.

The original watch from 1936 had a diameter of 37.5 mm, making it relatively large for its time. This special watch had a finely ridged bezel with marker needle, enabling the wearer to record short periods of time. Not all planes were equipped with a fuel indicator in the 1930s, so pilots kept track of the flight time via the watch bezel. This allowed them to monitor the flight time, fuel consumption, and cruising range. Large, light-colored Arabic numerals and a black dial define the look of this special watch. The decentralized seconds is located at six o'clock. The escapement is protected against magnetism, which can negatively impact a timepiece's precision. Many features of this original watch are still being used today. Current pilot's watches have stark color contrasts and luminous hands to make them more legible, and many have streamlined designs featuring protection against magnetism.

The 52-caliber T. S. C. Big Pilot's Watch (reference number 431) followed in 1940 with an impressive 55-mm diameter case. IWC delivered this timepiece to the German Air Force. It was not the watch's size, but rather the rest of its design, that has influenced the look of classic pilot's watches to this day. Black/white dial contrast, sword hands, stick indices, Arabic numerals, and a triangle at 12 o'clock all remain typical design features of classic pilot's watches.

Big Pilot

The watch from the 1940s was succeeded by the Big Pilot. IWC has been producing this 46-mm stainless steel watch with a black dial since 2002. The watch isn't as big as its predecessors, but its new size is more practical. The 55-mm cases were meant to be worn over flight suits and weren't created for everyday civilian use. The Big Pilot has a seven-day power reserve thanks to a long mainspring and a special winding mechanism, the Pellaton winding system. It's named after its inventor, Albert Pellaton, who was the technical director at IWC for many years. In 1950, he patented this new technology whereby an automatic watch is wound bidirectionally by the natural movements of the wearer's arm. The round power reserve display is located at three o'clock.

From the Mark 11 to the Mark XVIII

One of IWC's top pilot's watches, the Mark XVIII, has its roots in 1948. IWC introduced the simple pilot's watch Mark 11 in that year; a watch that served as the Royal Air Force's service watch for 30 years. The name "Mark" comes from the RAF as well; the British used the term to refer to all interchangeable air force equipment that came from different manufacturers. In 1981, the RAF gradually phased out the Mark 11. By that time, IWC had made 8,000 timepieces for the military and 1,500 for civilian use. In 1994, IWC presented the watch's successor and switched to using Roman numerals for the name Mark XII.

The Mark XVIII, with a diameter of 40 mm and a thickness of 11 mm, has been available since 2016. Visually, it's not too different from the Mark 11. The wide sword hands, which replaced the older baton hands, immediately catch the eye. However, IWC made some concessions to keep the watch technologically up to date: The watch features a date display and an automatic movement instead of the legendary manual Caliber 89.

IWC also produces the Pilot's Watch Automatic 36. It's modeled after the Mark XVIII in terms of design, but has a smaller case diameter of 36 mm.

Pilot's Chronograph

The Pilot's Watch Chronograph isn't as minimalistic as the Mark XVIII. The 43-mm watch features a stopwatch function as well as three subdials. The small seconds at nine o'clock catches the eye thanks to a small red seconds hand standing out against the black/white color scheme. Its caliber, caliber 79320, is based on the popular Valjoux 7750 movement produced by the world's largest ébauche manufacturer, the ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse (ETA).

Dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

One of IWC's series is dedicated to the pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince. The Frenchman was presumed dead in 1944 after disappearing during a reconnaissance mission while flying his Lockheed P-38. The series has a distinctive retro touch and the watches stand out with their characteristic blue or brown dial. They all come with a brown calfskin strap. The watches' case backs feature Saint-Exupéry related engravings, such as a P-38 or a portrait of the man himself. The collection also features a split-seconds chronograph. With this chronograph, you can time intervals while continuing to time another event.

Honoring the Spitfire

The Spitfire series pays homage to the most well-known pursuit plane from the Second World War. The case back features an engraving of the plane's silhouette from a bird's eye view. Most Spitfire watches can be identified by a slate gray dial.

Top Gun: The US Navy's Fighter Pilots

IWC entered the era of jet planes with their Top Gun series. The name refers to the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, more commonly known as Top Gun. Top Gun is also the name of a successful 1986 film starring Tom Cruise. The watches in the Top Gun series all feature a ceramic case, setting them apart from the other pilot's watches. The backside features an engraving of the Top Gun logo. The series also includes variations on other well-known IWC pilot's watches, such as the Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun, based on the Big Pilot. The case, strap, crown, and dial are completely black, while the hands, numerals, and stick indices are white.

Buying Advice

Do you want an authentic pilot's watch? IWC has been producing pilot's watches for civilian and military use since the 1930s. Very few Swiss manufacturers have a connection to aviation like IWC does. Their most significant competitor in this regard is Breitling.

If you want to stay trendy with a larger watch, then the 46-mm Big Pilot is a good choice. New versions made of stainless steel cost around 10,000 euros. If you prefer a red gold case, then the Big Pilot from the Spitfire series costs a total of 21,000 euros new.

Some of these pilot's watches also offer special complications. The Timezoner Chronograph can display multiple time zones. The Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar from the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry series has a perpetual calendar and perpetual moon phase display and shows the date, day of the week, month, and year.

The Mark XVIII is much less complicated; it features only one complication, a date display. The watch closely resembles the legendary Mark 11 used by the RAF. New, you can buy a simple Mark XVIII for around 3,500 euros. A vintage Mark 11 from the 1950s costs double that. The original Mark 11 had a diameter of 36 mm, but pilot's watches that size have become rare. IWC brought back the standard 36-mm size with their Pilot's Watch Automatic 36. New, it costs between 3,000 and 4,000 euros.

IWC: Success After a Rocky Start

IWC was manufacturing watches well before their first pilot's watches were made in 1936. However, they had a bit of a bumpy start. Florentine Ariosto Jones (1841 - 1916), an American, founded the International Watch Company in 1868 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Jones wanted to produce watches cheaply in Switzerland and sell them for profit in the United States. However, expensive import taxes prevented this from being a successful business model. After switching owners multiple times and declaring bankruptcy twice, IWC remained in the hands of the Rauschenbach and Homberger families from 1880 to 1978. IWC was heavily affected by the Quartz Crisis and again switched owners. Since 2000, the company has been a part of the Richemont Group along with other luxury brands such as A. Lange & Söhne, Cartier, and Panerai.

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