IWC Pilot's Watch 36mm Revolution Limited Edition Bronze Mark XI
One owner comes complete with full set box, papers, 3 straps and is #106 our 150 worldwide.
Condition: Near Mint / Excellent
Model: Pilot's Watch
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Central hacking seconds
Dimension: 36 mm, 10.4 mm thickness
Dial: Green with Red Gold Hands
Case: Matte Bronze, Titanium back case, Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective coating
Water Resistance: 60 m
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Strap: Brown NATO-style strap in Russian reindeer hide from 1786, crafted by George Cleverley
Lug Width: 18 mm
Developed as an homage to the original Mark 11 watch designed by former IWC owner Ernst Jakob Homberger for his sons, the IWC Pilot's Watch Automatic 36mm Special Edition harks back to the era of the Gentleman Aviator in style and form. The original Mark 11 is one of the most renowned timepieces that IWC has ever built in its history, spanning a production lifetime of some 35 years and configured to fit the tool requirements of the British Royal Air Force. This special edition developed by The Rake and Revolution with the brand evokes the utilitarian purity of the Mark 11 updated with a new color palette never seen before in the Pilot's collection until now.
The military green dial with Arabic numerals and lumed cardinal indices was the starting point for this special edition, upon which we selected a bronze case that would slowly patina over time to develop a unique persona for each watch. To add an old-world travel experience to the watch, we opted for a NATO-style strap made from Russian reindeer hides recovered from the sunken Spanish frigate Metta Catharina, which sank from Plymouth Sound in 1786. Made by George Cleverley for us, it's the first time these hides have been used in a watch strap and bring a truly unique style to the watch. We've also collaborated with two other strap makers to offer additional straps that will allow you alternative ways to wear your watch. There's a nylon NATO strap with bronze-colored keepers made by Singapore-based strap maker Nomad Watch Works, as well as an elegant suede leather NATO-style strap by Italian craftsmen Jean Paul Menicucci (JPM), made from fine French calfskin and individually treated and stitched by hand. The JPM leather strap comes with a bronze-toned buckle bearing a stamped Revolution logo.