We all know that bronze watches have become somewhat of a status symbol these days as collectors vie for the newest bronze watches that develop their own patina over time – making each one unique. Now, IWC unveils its all new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 in bronze with a blue dial and gold-plated hands. The bronze that IWC uses is 50 percent harder than standard bronze thanks to the incorporation of a perfect mix of aluminium, copper and iron. It will also develop its own patina over time.
Powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 caliber, the chronograph stopwatch times measurements of up to 12 hours. And is equipped with a column-wheel chronograph and a bi-directional pawl winding system that offers 46 hours of precise power reserve when fully wound.
A new EasX-Change® strap feature lets the water change the strap with a touch of a button. The watch is sold with a blue textile strap, with options of calfskin or rubber straps. The case has been reworked – with screw down crown and other features – to ensure water resistant of 10 bar. The watch retails for $7,300.