This year, IWC Schaffhausen put a strong renewed emphasis on its entire Pilot’s Watch collection, releasing some pretty impressive pieces, including the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph that incorporates important functions and technology that are well worth a close-up look.
The combined chronograph and world-time automatic watch is the first that enables the user to set a new time zone time and date with just the twist of the bezel. Additionally, the black and red 24-hour hand indicates day or night on the inner 24-hour ring. The watch holds two patents for its technology.
At the risk of getting a bit techy, let us outline a few key features: The watch incorporates a sprung rotating bezel concept that was developed in the 1980s when IWC was creating the Porsche Design watches, and that has been used in IWC’s Aquatimer watches. The bezel is linked to a gear train that rotates the city ring bezel (with 24 cities listed) and transmits to the hour wheel, the 24-hour hand and the date advance wheel that all three displays should move back or forth by one-hour increments. That same city ring features a small "s" to indicate the cities that are in Daylight Saving Time.
An inner 24-hour ring indicates day or night in the other time zone, and the watch takes into account when the wearer crosses the International Date Line, advancing or returning the date by one day. In addition to time functions and world time zone functions, the watch is a chronograph for recording events, and can make calculations of speed or fuel consumption. It offers 68 hours of power reserve. We invite you in any time to see our great selection of IWC Pilot's watches.