iwc montre aviateur chronograph blue angels


The Schaffhausen watchmaker has teamed up with the US Navy’s aerobatic patrol, the “Blue Angels®,” to design a new chronograph with a return-in-flight function inspired by military observation watches

Between the watch brand IWC and primarily military aviation, is a long, beautiful story which today translates into obtaining a new license but above all into the creation of a new timepiece, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph “Blue Angels®” Edition named after the North American Navy’s acrobatic patrol founded after the Second World War in 1946.

iwc montre aviateur chronograph blue angels casebackThis chronograph with the return-in-flight function is “physically” inspired by the observation watches used by the army, as shown by the indication of the so-called military time on a yellow circle placed in the center of the sunray blue dial and the precise timer with its Arabic numerals and triangular mark painted in white placed towards the top. All hands, large and small, have the same sword-like silhouette, blackened and coated with white luminescent material. In the center, the second hand gates the chronograph seconds while the minutes and hours are totaled in a global counter at 12 o’clock symmetrical to the small second, which is logically at 6 o’clock. At 3 o’clock, a window shows the yellow date on a blue background.

iwc montre aviateur chronograph blue angels closeupThe black ceramic case of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph “Blue Angels®” Edition has a diameter of 44.5mm and thickness of 15.7mm and houses the caliber 89361, a self-winding mechanical movement that vibrates at the standard frequency of 4hz and provides 68 hours of power reserve.

This IWC is completed by a blue calfskin leather strap matching the dial.

Price: 11,900 CHF

By Sharmila Bertin