IWC Schaffhausen - Pilot’s Watches

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705”

Ceratanium® case, Automatic, self-winding, Diameter 41.0 mm. Made in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.. Model IW387905
Editor's notes

In 1994, IWC presented the ref. 3705, the first pilot's watch with a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic. At that time, IWC was one of the first watch manufacturers to experiment with this scratch-resistant case material, which is incredibly challenging to manufacture. Despite its high level of innovation and purist design, the model was no success. It was not until about a quarter of a century later that the "Black Flieger", of which only about 1000 pieces were made, was re-discovered by watch enthusiasts. Today, thanks to its subtle neo-vintage charm, ref. 3705 is one of the most sought-after collector's items from IWC's recent history. Now, the brand is honouring this unique timepiece with the Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Tribute to 3705". Just like the original relied on a pioneering material, the Tribute Edition likewise uses a material innovation from Schaffhausen: the case, chronograph pushers and pin buckle are made of Ceratanium®. This new material is as light and break-resistant as titanium, but at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. The dial is modelled on the original reference 3750. Stop times of up to 12 hours are displayed on two totalizers at 9 and 12 o'clock, with the small second at 6 o'clock. The in-house 69380 calibre ensures precise timekeeping. This sporty timepiece is fitted with a black calfskin strap. The special edition is limited to 1000 pieces and is available exclusively online at kennedy.com.au.

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Technical Specifications

Movement

69380 Calibre

IWC-manufactured movement

Automatic, self-winding

46 hours Power Reserve

Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)

231 Components

33 Jewels

Côtes de Genève, perlage

Strap

Black calfskin strap

Strap width 20.0 mm

Dial

Black dial with luminescence

Features

Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds

Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields

Day and date display

Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure

Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides

Small hacking seconds

Limited to 1000 pieces

Case

Ceratanium® case

Diameter 41 mm

Height 15.3 mm

See-through sapphire glass back

Water resistance 3 bar

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