Watches of Switzerland is an Australian retailer of luxury watches established in 1997 and an official retailer for a number of brands. They were also the original distributor for IWC in Australia up until 2000 when Richemont acquired the brand. So, to celebrate its 20 years in business (see our interview with Watches of Switzerland here), they have teamed up with IWC to produce the IWC Pilots Chronograph Watches Of Switzerland 20th Anniversary Limited Edition watch.
This isn’t the first time that Watches of Switzerland has teamed up with Iwc Watches Value Replica to produce a special limited edition watch. They did the same for their 10th anniversary too, which culminated in the Watches of Switzerland Limited Edition Portuguese Chronograph. It was popular thanks to its unique chocolate brown dial, and it helped that it was exclusive to Watches of Switzerland with only 25 pieces produced.
They wanted something similar for their 20th anniversary, and they worked with IWC to create the model you see here. Recognizing the trend of vintage-inspired watches as well as the popularity of IWC’s Pilot’s watches in Australia, they decided to combine the two to create the Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary IWC Pilots Chronograph watch.
The Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary Iwc Watches Pittsburgh Replica Pilots Chronograph watch is based on the popular IWC Pilots Chronograph ref. 3777. Case dimensions are identical, so it comes in a 43mm stainless steel case that measures 15mm thick. Prominent pushers and crown help make operation easy. Water resistance is also unchanged at 60m.
What has changed, however, is the dial. In place of the white hands and markings on the ref. 3777, the Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary IWC Pilots Chronograph has patina-colored hands and markers instead. Along with a vintage-looking brown Santoni leather strap, this gives the Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary IWC Pilots Chronograph watch an aged look that so many watch lovers and collectors seem to like these days.
Otherwise, the layout and configuration haven’t changed. The main hour and minute hands are still centrally located, as is the chronograph seconds hand, and you still have the 30 and 12-hour chronograph registers at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively. At 9 o’clock, you still have the running seconds in white.
Inside, the Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary Iwc Watches 2016 Replica Pilots Chronograph is powered by the same IWC 79320 Caliber found in the ref. 3777. It is a robust, reliable self-winding chronograph movement that is based on the common Valjoux 7750. It beats at 4Hz and offers around 44 hours of power reserve.
All of this is housed in a 44mm titanium case rated for 120m of all water-resistance, using a screw down crown and rectangular pushers. In 15.9mm thick and with Grade 5 titanium that has the appearance of stainless steel, you’d be forgiven for expecting this for a heavy watch. But, among the primary benefits of titanium is that it’s a very light yet powerful metal. Though using titanium isn’t unique to this limited edition, it certainly fits right in with the idea of functionality motorsports in which lightweight, powerful materials are highly valuable. The situation has brushed sides, polished front and rear bezels and polished crown guards and pushers. The bezel for your case back is engraved with “Edition 50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” and “One from 250. “IWC’s relationship with Mercedes-AMG goes back to 2004, and has resulted in multiple small variations, several with exceptional case materials such as boron carbide. This watch represents another landmark in that continuing relationship. Bearing this collaborative relationship in your mind, owners of all those five special-edition Mercedes-AMG GT3 “Edition 50” cars will also receive a limited edition IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport. Like the watch, this car was especially designed and started to observe the 50-year anniversary.I mentioned that this variant had a surprisingly light premium within the non-limited version. Special version watches often cost considerably more than their standard siblings, many times with no other motive than that it’s labeled a special variant and maybe has another dial color – and for some supposed “exclusivity.” This can be quite frustrating for watch collectors. This makes it increasingly appealing for the collector who enjoys the Ingenieur line but needs something different and less common compared to the normal offerings – and in a year where we’ve seen “limited edition” runs of 2,012 or 6,000 pieces, 250 pieces makes it feel more “rare” indeed. The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary Of Mercedes-AMG” is available on a black calfskin strap, at retailers and online for $11,800.
To commemorate this special watch, the Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary Iwc Watches Vintage Replica Pilots Chronograph comes with a commemorative case back that shows the watch’s number in the limited edition series. The case back also has the Watches of Switzerland logo and a special design that celebrates its 20th anniversary.
This is a watch that I think a lot of Iwc Watch Quote Replica fans, especially those who are also fans of the current vintage-inspired watch trend, will enjoy. They haven’t messed about with the classic good looks of the ref. 3777 and whatever little changes there are have been tastefully implemented. The only problem, however, is that there are only going to be 50 of them. The Watches of Switzerland 20th Anniversary IWC Pilots Chronograph is priced at AU $7,950. watchswiss.com