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Jul 7

IWC Mark XVI Pilot’s

        IWC (International Watch Co) Schaffhausen is a prestigious Swiss watch-making brand created in the second half of the 19th century, by a visionary American entrepreneur, Florentine Ariosto Jones. He was a skilled engineer and watchmaker and he dedicated his entire life to creating remarkable timepieces defined by immaculate precision and timeless beauty- a life-guiding philosophy cherished by the nowadays IWC watchmakers.

        Headquartered in the eastern Switzerland, IWC (International Watch Co) Schaffhausen always created outstanding timepieces defined by powerful sporty design and unmatched mechanical sophistication.

        In 1944, the Swiss watchmaker and the British Ministry of Defense initiated a very fruitful partnership. IWC qualified among the brands that created the famous WWW or Mark X watches -Watches Wristlet Waterproof- especially created to meet the challenging needs of British soldiers- the Swiss watchmaker created its emblematic IWC Mark X Pilots Watch Line, soon followed by the IWC Mark XI, produced between 1948 until 1984.

        In order to celebrate this special partnership with the British army, IWC continually upgraded the initial IWC Mark X, up to the current version: the new IWC Mark XVI, a sober timepiece, characterized by powerful masculine design and extreme resistance to magnetism, pressure and water.

        The watch features a round stainless steel case measuring 39 mm in diameter, with about 3 mm more than the original Mark X model. The model comes coupled with a matching stainless steel bracelet or a stylish black leather strap.

        The watch features a sober black dial fitted with contrasting white Arabic numeral hour markers, and hour hands, the watch provides, long the central hour, minutes and seconds functions, the date function revealed in a small date aperture located at 3 o’clock position.

        The new Mark XVI accommodates a self-winding movement- the IWC’s 30110 Caliber that oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and provides a 42-hour power reserve, and features an IWC developed system that confers special protection against magnetic fields. Moreover, the watch features a glass specially secured against the eventual air pressure drops that can occur during a flight and it can withstand down to 60-meters beneath the sea surface.

        A remarkable timepiece designed for a modern pilot, or a man who shares a passion for the interesting field of military aviation, the IWC Mark XVI is above all, a reliable timekeeping companion, also available in a chronograph version, which comes for an approximate price of $3,500.00.

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