Celebaring the 75h anniversary of its Mark series of timepieces, IWC Schaffhausen has released two new versions of the Pilot’s Watch Mark XX. Harking back to the legendary Mark 11, which was developed for the British Royal Air Force, the two stainless steel novelties — one with a black calfskin strap and the other with a bracelet fashioned from the same material as the case — feature silver-plated dials to complement the existing colour line-up.
The celebratory Mark XX sports a 40 mm case, which, as mentioned, is crafted from stainless steel. Thoroughly re-engineered, the case features a revised side profile and an improved lug geometry. According to the Swiss luxury watchmaker, the slimmer and more curved lugs provide an even better fit on all wrists.
To ensure perfect legibility, the graphics for the numerals and indices on the high-contrast dial have been refined to the smallest detail, IWC says. Readibility is enhanced thanks to the addition of luminescent elements.
The Pilot’s Watch Mark XX is equipped with IWC’s 32111 calibre. The self-winding movement, which features a silicon escapement and a double pawl winding system, builds up a five-day power reserve.