Schaffhausen, 27 June 2022 – After launching its new TOP GUN collection at Watches and Wonders in spring, IWC Schaffhausen continues to bring refreshing new colours to the wrist. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer proudly presents a new version of the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 in a stainless steel case with a “racing green” dial and matching rubber straps. The brand is also introducing a new selection of colourful rubber straps. Thanks to the EasX-CHANGE® system, they can be fitted on many of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches, bringing more versatility to the collection than ever before.
2022 is a year of colour for IWC Schaffhausen. In April, the Swiss luxury watch manufacture launched its “Colors of TOP GUN” collection with chronographs in striking green and white ceramic. Now, IWC reveals the new Big Pilot’s Watch 43 (Ref. IW329306). This Big Pilot’s Watch impresses with a green dial and a matching rubber strap. The unique shade of green is inspired by the “racing green” hue used to paint British racing cars since 1903. Rhodium-plated hands with luminescence make the dial easier to read at night. The timepiece is powered by the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre movement, featuring Pellaton winding with ceramic components and a power reserve of 60 hours.
In addition, IWC is introducing a carefully curated selection of coloured rubber straps. These exceptionally durable straps which can be worn in any situation will be available in ten colours: black, blue, red, brown, yellow, green, grey, orange, light blue and olive green.
“We noticed a growing desire from our customers to customise their timepiece, add a fresh touch, or express their personality. Our coloured rubber straps add a playful element and bring a new level of versatility to the collection. They allow our customers to choose from various colours and pick the one that best fits their style or current mood,”
The new coloured rubber straps also feature IWC’s EasX-CHANGE® system, meaning that they can be fitted on most IWC Pilot’s Watches with this system, turning these timepieces into the perfect summer companion – whether for a quick swim in the sea or when relaxing poolside during your holidays.
The new Big Pilot’s Watch 43 will be available from June 2022 exclusively online at IWC.com and in IWC boutiques. The timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and benefits from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty. The new rubber straps will be available from summer 2022 on IWC.com and in IWC boutiques.
In 1868, the American watchmaker and entrepreneur Florentine Ariosto Jones travelled from Boston to Switzerland and founded the ‘International Watch Company’ in Schaffhausen. His visionary dream was to combine advanced American manufacturing methods with the craftsmanship of Swiss watchmakers to make the best pocket watches of his time. In doing so, he not only laid the foundation for IWC’s unique engineering approach but also established the centralised production of mechanical watches in Switzerland.
Over its 150 year history, IWC Schaffhausen has developed a reputation for creating functional complications, especially chronographs and calendars, which are ingenious, robust, and easy for customers to use. A pioneer in the use of titanium and ceramics, IWC today specialises in highly engineered technical watch cases manufactured from advanced materials, such as titanium aluminide and Ceratanium®. Preferring the principle of “form follows function” over decoration, the Swiss watch manufacturer’s timeless creations embody their owners’ dreams and ambitions as they journey through life.
IWC sources materials responsibly and takes action to minimise its impact on the environment, creating intrinsically sustainable timepieces that are built to last for generations. The company prides itself in training its own future watchmakers and engineers, as well as offering an excellent working environment for all employees. IWC also partners with organisations that work globally to support children and young people.