The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “HODINKEE” was two years in the making. In terms of design, it takes elements of IWC’s 1948 Mark XI and the IWC Schaffhausen Ref. 3705 Fliegerchronograph with black ceramic case.
The HODINKEE version boasts the Swiss brand’s proprietary alloy Ceratanium, which, according to IWC, “combines the scratch resistance of ceramic with the toughness and lightweight properties of titanium.” The timepiece also has a 39-millimeter case and IWC Schaffhausen 35100 caliber automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve.
The watch also comes equipped with an olive green embossed calfskin strap with a numbered case back that is engraved with “INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO. PILOT’S WATCH HODINKEE.”
Limited to 500 units and priced at $6,400, the IWC Pilot’s Watch XVIII Edition “HODINKEE” will be available from 10 a.m. EST on February 6 at HODINKEE’s website and through select IWC Schaffhausen boutiques.