Talking about the pilot watch, I can not fail to mention IWC, and vice versa. For more than a century, both have deep roots and close ties. A long time ago, IWC began to create a watch for the pilot, 1948 brand released Mark XI military pilot watch, laid the foundation of today’s pilot series. The new Mark XVIII watch is inspired by the Mark XI watch, which reflects the historical heritage that has never been interrupted.
The new IWC Mark XVIII tribute Mark XI “, although the watch is inspired by Mark XI, but it is a modern Mark XVIII pilot watch. Case made of stainless steel, diameter 40 mm, thickness of 10.8 mm, carrying Caliber 35111 movement (based on Sellita SW300-1), equipped with anti-magnetic soft iron inner shell. Central second hand attached to the device, 3 o’clock position with a date display window.
The special feature of the watch is that the dial and the pointer are improved, reminiscent of the appearance of the original Mark XI watch in the mid-20th century. The dial is matte black, the scale circle 3,6,9 and 12 o’clock corresponding to the location of decorative fluorescent rectangular time scale, 12 o’clock position additional decorative fluorescent triangle pattern (both sides without dots, and dot is IWC modern pilots wrist The general characteristics of the table). Careful observation, but also to find all the markings on the edge of the dial, than the 2016 standard Mark XVIII watch in the more slender, more discrete.
In addition, conventional pointers are also replaced by retro style, including flat regular bar clocks. Dial and pointer Fluorescent materials are creamy, reminiscent of aging tritium. The watch with green nylon NATO strap, rather than metal bracelet or leather strap, compared to the former is absolutely more suitable for this pay tribute to the military legendary watch products.