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IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition

Item No.
11625209
11625209
$4,500.00

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* Order will be processed in 4 - 8 business days
The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Antoine de Saint Exupéry” of course features a brown dial and typical calfskin strap – the latter inspired by the flying suit worn by the French author and pilot. An engraving on the back of the watch depicts a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the aircraft in which writer and flying pioneer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry took off on what would be his last reconnaissance flight over the south of France on 31 July 1944. In both form and function, this watch reflects the ideal established by classic pilot’s watches. Like cockpit instrumentation, the clearly organized dial is reduced to essentials, and legibility is a top priority. The watch, which is water-resistant to 60 meters, is powered by an automatic 30110-calibre movement, meets the requirements of professional pilot’s watches in terms of precision and has a 42-hour power reserve. With its soft-iron inner case, it is optimally shielded against the influence of magnetic fields. Brown dial.
  • Item No.
    11625209
    11625209
  • Style #
    IW327003
  • Jewelry Type
    Watch
  • Collection
    PILOT'S WATCHES
  • Metal Type
    Steel
  • Metal Purity
    Stainless Steel
  • Band Color
    Brown
  • Band Material
    Leather
  • Case Size
    40mm
  • Crystal
    Sapphire
  • Dial Color
    Brown
  • Dial Marker
    Numbers / Arabic
  • Functions
    Date, Automatic Winding, Power Reserve
  • Movement Type
    Automatic
  • Shape
    Round
  • Water Resistance
    60 Meters

Give your watch a quick check on a regular basis, wiping down the face and bracelet with a soft cloth, checking the leather on a strap, and making sure that the strap or bracelet is firmly attached to the watch face. Also, while many watches are water resistant, few are truly waterproof, so if you find that moisture or dust has penetrated the case of your watch, bring it into your local Ben Bridge store where we can have one of our watchmakers clean it out for you.

Our best advice on watch maintenance is to never attempt do-it-yourself repairs, no matter how handy you are or how good the instructions are on Youtube. Watches are super complex little machines and only an expert watchmaker should be trusted to get a watch back into working condition. Attempts by an untrained repair person may seriously damage the watch and can even invalidate factory warranties.

In general, having your watch checked regularly by your Personal Jeweler or watchmaker and serviced according to the manufacturer's guidelines should keep it in excellent shape.