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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Florida, Coconut Creek
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IWC Pilots Mark XVIII Le Petit Prince IW3270-14 Blue 40 MM...
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IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 Steel 36.0mm Black United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Pilot's Watch Automatic 36 Automatic Black Dial Unisex...
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Blue United States of America, California, San Mateo
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IWC Pilot's Watch Mark XVIII Edition Le Petit Prince Automatic...
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph Bronze 41mm Green Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Fullerton
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph Reference #: IW387902
$6,000
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph Steel 41mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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IWC 2020 Pilot's Watch Spitfire Chronograph Box/Papers IW387903
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IWC Big Pilot Steel United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Boutique Edition
$32,300
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Chronograph Top Gun
$6,750
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IWC Pilot Steel 42mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Costa Mesa
IWC Saint
$4,300
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph Steel 43mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph IW387806 Brown Dial
$8,621
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Petit Prince Chronograph IW377714
$4,450
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IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Ceramic 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore, MD
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun
$9,308
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 41mm Green United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Pilot Chronograph 41mm Green Stainless Steel IW388103
$6,850
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Rose gold 43mm Blue United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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IWC 2020 Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Le Petit...
$37,499
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IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar Ceramic 48mm Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar
$11,600
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Rose gold 42mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Pilot Chronograph Antoine de Saint Expury
$12,500
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot 7 Day SS
$7,150
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Pilot Mark XVIII Le Petit Prince IW327010 Full Kit 2019
$3,595
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC 2019 IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince Blue 46mm 7-Day Watch...
$9,744
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IWC Big Pilot 46.2mm United States of America, California, San Francisco
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IWC Big Pilot Heritage Titanium
$10,070
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Black
IWC Schaffhausen Mark XVIII Automatik Stahl Herrenuhr Ref. 327001
$4,161

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IWC Pilot Steel 39mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Pilot Spitfire Steel Automatic 39mm IW326801
$4,100
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IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Ceramic 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Pilot Double Chronograph IW378601
$8,950
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Big Pilot
$38,900
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Ceramic 46mm Brown United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Pilot Chronograph
$12,500
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44.5mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition "SFTI" LIMITED...
$12,500
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 41mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
IWC Chronograph Pilot's 41mm
$6,200
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IWC Big Pilot Titanium 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC MINT IWC Big Pilot Heritage IW501004 Black Titanium...
$9,244
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, California, San Dimas
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IWC Big Pilot - Las Vegas - Limited Edition
$16,750
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 39mm Black
IWC Schaffhausen Fliegerchronograph Automatik Edelstahl...
$3,799

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IWC Big Pilot Steel 43mm United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot 43mm Steel IW329301
$9,100
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Blue United States of America, Washington, Bellevue
IWC Pilot's Chronograph Edition Le Petit Prince 43mm Iw377714...
$4,700
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 41mm Blue United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Mm
$8,000
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IWC Pilot Rose gold 44mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Pilot
$11,500
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IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Ceramic 46mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot Stainless 7 Day "Rodeo Drive" Ceramic Limited...
$14,900
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Laguna Hills
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun
$6,999
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44.5mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Smithtown
IWC NEW IWC Top Gun Mojave Desert Limited Chrono Ceramic Brown...
$12,493
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Rose gold 46mm Grey United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
IWC Spitfire Perpetual Calendar Digital Rose Gold 46.5mm
$38,950
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Ceramic 46mm
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot Top Gun Miramar Chronograph Automatik...
$10,071

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IWC Big Pilot Ceramic 46.5mm United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Big Pilot Rodeo Drive Perpetual Calendar Ceramic 46mm 503001
$33,000
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IWC Pilot Spitfire UTC Steel 39mm United States of America, California, North Hollywood
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IWC Pilot Spitfire UTC
$3,379
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Big Pilot
$8,750
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Mark Xviii
$4,400
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IWC Big Pilot Rose gold 46mm United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar Bronze Limited 250 IW503601...
$29,900
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 43mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, New York
IWC Chronograph Pilot 43mm Stainless Steel IW377704
$4,499
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 41mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, NY
IWC Chronograph Pilot's 41mm IW388101
$6,200
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Huntington
IWC Big Pilot Black 7-Day 46mm 5004 5004-01 IW500401 Automatic...
$6,922
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Steel 39mm Black
IWC Schaffhausen Fliegerchronograph Automatik Edelstahl...
$3,920

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IWC Pilot Chronograph Ceramic Black United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Pilot Chronograph Tribute To 3705 Edition 41mm Ceramic...
$15,800
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44.5mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Long Island City
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun "SFTI" Limited Edition
$12,350
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IWC Pilot Spitfire UTC Steel 39mm Silver Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Spitfire UTC
$3,975
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IWC Pilot White gold 44mm Brown Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Houston
IWC Pilot
$11,500
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot 5002 SS 7 Day
$9,250
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IWC Pilot Mark Steel 40mm Blue Arabic numerals United States of America, California, Los Angeles
IWC Mark Xviii Petit Prince
$3,200
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IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Ceramic 44.5mm Black United States of America, New York, NY
IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun 'STFI' Limited Edition IW389104
$12,500
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IWC Pilot Steel 46mm Blue United States of America, New York, LINDENHURST
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IWC Pilot Timezoner "Le Petit Prince" Limited Edition (NEW)
$13,900
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black
IWC Big Pilot Automatik 7 Days Edelstahl Herrenuhr Ref. IW500901
$8,383

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IWC Pilot Steel 39mm Black United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
IWC Pilot Spitfire 39mm Steel IW326803
$4,100
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IWC Pilot Double Chronograph Steel 42mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Arizona, SCOTTSDALE
IWC Doppelchronograph
$6,450
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IWC Pilot Worldtimer Steel 45mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
IWC Pilot World Time
$7,600
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IWC Big Pilot Steel 46mm Black Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, FRISCO
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IWC Big Pilot
$8,700
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IWC Big Pilot 46.2mm Arabic numerals United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Big Pilot Big Date Spitfire Edition "Mission Accomplished"...
$16,900
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IWC Pilot Spitfire Chronograph Rose gold 43mm Grey Arabic numerals United States of America, Texas, Dallas
IWC Spitfire Chronograph IW3878-03
$15,950
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IWC Pilot Bronze 39mm Green Arabic numerals United States of America, New York, NY
IWC PILOT’S WATCH AUTOMATIC SPITFIRE IW326802
$4,785
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IWC Pilot's Watches: Classics of the Skies

IWC Schaffhausen's Pilot's Watches collection has a long history. There's something for everyone, from classic models and ceramic chronographs to complicated pieces with a perpetual calendar or tourbillon.

By Chrono24 Last updated on June 17, 2021

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A Tradition of Pilot's Watches Since 1936

IWC Schaffhausen has a closer connection to pilot's watches than almost any other Swiss watch manufacturer. The company introduced their "Spezialuhr für Flieger" (special watch for pilots) back in 1936. Today, most enthusiasts consider models like the "Große Fliegeruhr" (big pilot's watch) from 1940 and the Mark 11 from 1948 classics, and both are coveted collector's items.

IWC continues this tradition in the modern Pilot's Watches collection. These timepieces resemble their historical predecessors from the early 1940s, including luminous Arabic numerals and indices, sword hands, and a pilot's triangle at 12 o'clock for optimal readability.

The current collection contains an impressive variety of models, from three-hand watches and chronographs to timepieces with a perpetual calendar, moon phase, and tourbillon. The case materials are just as diverse and include stainless steel, gold, platinum, titanium, bronze, and ceramic. In recent years, IWC has been equipping more and more models with in-house calibers. That being said, the manufacturer still outfits some timepieces with movements from ETA or Sellita. With diameters ranging from 36 to 55 mm, there are plenty of options for men and women alike.

5 Reasons to Buy an IWC Pilot’s Watch

  • A long tradition of pilot's watches
  • The Spitfire series with high-quality in-house calibers
  • Optimal readability thanks to luminous hands, numerals, and indices
  • Coveted special editions like "Le Petit Prince" and the "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"
  • A wide range of materials: stainless steel, gold, titanium, bronze, and ceramic

Prices at a Glance: IWC Pilot's Watch

Model, reference number Price (approx.) Material, features
Big Pilot’s Constant-Force Tourbillon "Le Petit Prince," IW590302 280,000 USD Platinum, tourbillon, moon phase, power reserve indicator
Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium, IW371815 18,500 USD Ceratanium, split-seconds chronograph, date, day
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun, IW389101 8,800 USD Ceramic, chronograph, date, day
Pilot’s Watch Mark 11, 6B/346 7,300 USD Stainless steel, legendary caliber 89
Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire, IW326802 5,700 USD Bronze, date
Pilot’s Watch Classic Chronograph, IW377709 5,600 USD Stainless steel, chronograph, date, day
Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII, IW327003 4,600 USD Stainless steel, date
Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36, IW324001 4,500 USD Stainless steel, date

How much does a Pilot's Watch cost?

Prices for an IWC Pilot's Watch begin around 4,500 USD for a 36-mm stainless steel model from the Classic series. The standard 40-mm edition is only slightly more expensive at roughly 4,700 USD. If you're interested in a Pilot's Watch with a chronograph function, the most affordable option is the stainless steel Pilot's Chronograph Classic, which changes hands for about 6,800 USD.

Those who prefer bronze cases should consider the Spitfire series. This collection contains everything from simple three-hand watches to complicated timepieces like the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar, and covers a price range of 5,400 to 36,000 USD.

The ceramic watches in the Top Gun series sell for between 6,000 and 30,000 USD. Once again, you can choose from three-hand models as well as timepieces with sophisticated complications.

At the very high end of the price range, you'll find special editions like the "Le Petit Prince" and "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Most of these timepieces are made of precious metals like gold or platinum and boast special complications. For example, the Big Pilot’s Constant-Force Tourbillon "Le Petit Prince" costs approximately 280,000 USD.


Detailed Price and Model Information: The Mark Series

The Classic series within the Pilot's Watches collection comes closest to IWC's vintage timepieces. One example is the Mark XVIII, a descendant of the famous Mark 11 pilot's watch, which became part of the Royal Air Force's official equipment in 1948. This 40-mm stainless steel watch bears a strong resemblance to the "Große Fliegeruhr" thanks to its sword hands, hefty line indices, and sans serif Arabic numerals. Only a date display at 3 o'clock distinguishes the modern watch from its historical predecessor. This timepiece is available with a black dial and white markings or a white dial and black markings.

The Sellita SW300-1 has powered these watches since 2017. Older models use the ETA 2892-2. An inner soft iron cage protects the movement from magnetic fields. You can purchase a Mark XVIII on a leather strap for around 4,700 USD. Set aside another 1,100 USD for the version on a stainless steel bracelet.

The Pilot's Watch Heritage and Pilot's Watch 36 are two worthy alternatives to the Mark XVIII. The former shares the Mark edition's technology, size, and dial. The only difference is the use of titanium for the case. Its price is also the same at roughly 4,700 USD. As its name implies, the Pilot's Watch 36 is 36 mm in diameter and, thus, a great choice for small wrists. Otherwise, this model is identical to the Mark XVIII. You can call this timepiece your own for about 4,500 USD.

Vintage Pilot’s Watches

The pre-owned market contains a wealth of earlier Mark models. You can recognize these timepieces by their lack of numerals at 6 and 9 o'clock. Prices for well-maintained and mint-condition examples range from 3,200 USD for a Mark XVI to 4,600 USD for a Mark XV.

Collectors are particularly fond of the original Mark 11 and its direct successor, the Mark XII. Their dial designs help them stand out from other models. The most obvious difference is their hands. They feature a narrower, tapered baton minute hand and a wide, non-tapered hour hand. What's more, their line indices are much less imposing. You'll need about 7,200 USD to purchase a pre-owned Mark 11 in good condition. A stainless steel Mark XII in the same condition demands prices starting around 5,000 USD. Finally, those who prefer the gold edition should expect to pay roughly 9,400 USD.


The Big Pilot's Watch With an XL Case

Like the Mark series, the Big Pilot's Watches line is another cornerstone of the IWC catalog. It continues the legacy of the "Große Fliegeruhr" from 1940, including an extra-large case, a massive conical crown, and the classic Baumuster A dial. This dial type features sword hands, line indices, Arabic numerals, and a characteristic pilot's triangle with two dots at 12 o'clock. The hands, numerals, and indices contrast perfectly against the dial and glow in the dark, guaranteeing optimal readability in all lighting conditions.

Most of the current models are 46 mm in diameter, though some special editions measure up to 48 or a historically accurate 55 mm. No matter the size, every Big Pilot's Watch comes with an in-house caliber.

IWC produces numerous Big Pilot's Watches in different price ranges. Three-hand models made of stainless steel, titanium, or bronze cost between 10,500 and 13,500 USD. You'll need about double that to purchase a rose gold edition like the Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry." The Spitfire series includes Big Pilot's watches with a perpetual calendar and moon phase display. The bronze model introduced at SIHH 2019 demands around 35,500 USD. Also from 2019, the "Le Petit Prince" Constant-Force Tourbillon is especially exclusive. It boasts a tourbillon, moon phase display, and IWC's patented constant-force mechanism that ensures a constant flow of energy from the mainspring to the swing and escapement systems. This timepiece is limited to a run of 20 pieces, ten in rose gold and ten in platinum. Each sells for around 280,000 USD.


The Elegant Pilot’s Watch Spitfire

The Spitfire series puts an elegant spin on the otherwise technical and plain looks of pilot's watches. These timepieces pay tribute to the famed British fighter plane made by Supermarine. Every Spitfire case back features an engraving of this legendary aircraft's silhouette. The Royal Air Force used this plane throughout the 1950s, and it is one of the most produced aircraft of all time.

IWC equips most of this collection's watches with in-house calibers. Some even feature complications like a perpetual calendar, moon phase display, chronograph, or second time zone. A sense of refinement comes from the gold, bronze, or polished stainless steel cases. Dials with a shimmering blue, matte olive green, or metallic gray sunburst finish round off these tasteful timepieces.

Entry-level Spitfire models have three hands and a date at 3 o'clock. Plan to spend about 4,900 USD on a never-worn watch. Prices for the bronze version sit around 5,500 USD. The series' chronographs require a larger investment and begin around 6,300 USD for a stainless steel timepiece with the Valjoux caliber 7750. The bronze edition with an in-house caliber changes hands for roughly 7,200 USD. Top models with a perpetual calendar or GMT display cost between 12,000 and 36,000 USD.

You can save a fair amount by purchasing an earlier edition. Three-hand pieces change hands for as little as 2,700 USD, while chronographs demand just under 3,700 USD. However, it's worth noting that ETA calibers and other non-IWC movements power these timepieces.


The Pilot's Watch With a Chronograph

Chronographs appear in every series within the Pilot's Watches collection. The Perpetual Calendar Chronograph "Le Petit Prince" and the Timezoner Chronograph are especially interesting. The in-house caliber 89630 lends the Petit Prince its flyback chronograph, perpetual calendar, and moon phase display. Its 43-mm rose gold case pairs beautifully with the blue sunburst dial and dark brown calf leather strap. Only 250 copies of this timepiece exist, and it sells for approximately 43,000 USD.

The Timezoner Chronograph is a flyback chronograph that allows you to effortlessly switch between the 24 most important time zones. This is made possible using a so-called city ring: a rotatable bezel with a city name representing each of the 24 time zones. The city name for the time zone currently on display sits at 12 o'clock. Whenever you turn the bezel to a different time zone using the patented internal-external bezel system, the main hour hand and the hand on the 24-hour display automatically jump to the correct time. The date also adjusts as necessary. This practical stainless steel timepiece uses an automatic in-house caliber and costs around 12,500 USD new.

There are also less conspicuous options available. One example is the Pilot's Chronograph in the Classic series. This 43-mm stainless steel chronograph features a modified Sellita SW500 caliber. You can purchase this timepiece for as little as 6,800 USD in mint condition. Prices for well-maintained models from earlier generations start around 3,700 USD. The least expensive timepieces come from the early 1990s and use quartz movements. They change hands for between 2,100 and 2,600 USD.

Ceramic Pilot's Watches

The Top Gun Double Chronograph is yet another interesting model. Its caliber is based on the Sellita SW500 and comes with a split-seconds mechanism for measuring intervals. An additional crown at 10 o'clock operates this feature. The case is also extraordinary. It's made of a special titanium-ceramic alloy called Ceratanium. This material is shatterproof and scratch-resistant. It also lends this watch its elegant, matte black finish. A silky black dial and light gray hands and indices complete the look. This high-tech stopwatch demands roughly 15,000 USD.

IWC introduced the Pilot's Watch Chronograph "Tribute to 3705" in spring 2021. This 41-mm timepiece pays tribute to the ref. 3705, which debuted in 1994. It was the brand's first pilot's watch to feature a black ceramic case. Unfortunately, this model flopped, and IWC quickly pulled the plug on its production before producing even 1,000 copies.

The "Tribute to 3705" bears the reference number IW387905. Its black Ceratanium case contains the automatic in-house caliber 69380. This movement comes with a day-date display at 3, a small seconds at 6, an hour counter at 9, and a minute counter at 12 o'clock. The resulting dial is nearly identical to its historical predecessor; only the subdials are slightly larger. IWC even retained the previous edition's hour hand without a point. The Pilot's Watch Chronograph "Tribute to 3705" is limited to a run of 1,000 pieces and has a list price of 11,900 USD.


The Pilot's Watch Top Gun in Ceramic

IWC combines classic pilot's watch aesthetics with state-of-the-art materials in the Top Gun series. The secret is ceramic; it makes for particularly scratch-resistant, light, and comfortable watches. Its black hue also looks slightly futuristic. This series is home to three-hand watches and chronographs, each with an in-house caliber. One exception is the Top Gun Double Chronograph, which gets its power from a Sellita SW500 movement that IWC has outfitted with a split-seconds chronograph. You can easily recognize this model by the additional pusher at 10 o'clock. The Top Gun Double Chronograph requires an investment of roughly 15,000 USD. Mint-condition models with in-house calibers and stopwatch functions demand around 8,800 USD.

Three-hand watches with a 41-mm case require an investment of about 6,100 USD. You'll have to dig quite a bit deeper in your pockets if you'd like to call the 46-mm Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun your own. This timepiece sells for approximately 13,500 USD. Those looking for watches with a perpetual calendar or moon phase display should expect to pay around 30,000 USD.

The Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun "Mojave Desert" made its debut at SIHH 2019. This watch was inspired by its namesake desert and features a sand-colored ceramic case with a dark khaki brown dial. It's limited to a run of 500 pieces, powered by the in-house caliber 69380, and changes hands for about 13,500 USD.


Le Petit Prince and Saint-Exupéry

IWC regularly releases limited editions in honor of French pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his famous book "The Little Prince." You can recognize these timepieces by their dials: That of the "Le Petit Prince" series shines in a shimmering blue with a sunburst pattern, while the "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry" has a tobacco brown sunburst dial.

Both collections contain extremely complicated gold and platinum watches. Prices for models with a tourbillon and moon phase or perpetual calendar can easily climb above 280,000 USD. However, there are more affordable versions available. These include stainless steel watches with a Sellita or ETA caliber. You can purchase a simple chronograph starting around 5,700 USD. Those with a split-seconds chronograph cost about 11,000 USD. Three-hand watches demand roughly 4,600, while prices for timepieces with a gold case and annual calendar begin around 25,500 USD.