One of IWC most recognizable watches, the Pilot…First created in 1936 and originally designed for pilots, this watch has a rich history for almost all watch enthusiasts. Previously Enjoyed Watches let me enjoy and review one of the more rare IWC Pilot pieces, the IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph Limited Edition Ceramic Black Dial. With only 1000 pieces made, you’re going to want to know more about this watch and maybe even add to your collection…
Let me be super upfront, if you’re in the market for an everyday, easy to wear, classic watch, this is it. It has to be one of the cleanest looking all around pieces I’ve ever laid my eyes on. There are essentially only 2 colours used, black and white. The minute counter is the only pop of colour, it’s red. It’s actually so subtle and cool, I absolutely love this little detail.
The other thing that really catches my eye is the way the numbers and minute marks stand out. The font and boldness have such a crisp look. It makes everything super easy on your eyes. You’re not left searching for wear to look, your eyes just go to wear they are meant to. This watch doesn’t have a million fancy things going on (although it is a DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH), it’s really an amazing watch for someone to enjoy daily. It also fits in a nice day and date feature. Some further info for all other watch geeks like me- There is a 44 hours power reserve. The button at 10 o’clock enables the wearer to record intermediate times. Functions: hours, minutes, small seconds, date, split-second chronograph.
The watch also has a Kevlar strap, just another selling point for me. I don’t love steel bands. I wear them. But they will never be my favourite. I would always prefer something rubber or Kevlar. I actually own a Cartier with a Kevlar band. It’s been one of my favourite pieces and very comfortable to wear.
Let me give you a direct comparison to wearing this watch versus an “IWC Big Pilot”. The “Big Pilot” is a 48 inch diameter watch face vs a 44 inch watch face for this “Pilot”. I do enjoy wearing big watches. I have a Breitling “Bentley” and an Ernst Benz. But the bigger the watch the more difficult it can be to wear on a daily bases. For me, that doesn’t bother me one bit. I like to just wear some watches out for dinner, and others to bang around and the park with my son (sorry Hublot). This watch from Previously Enjoyed Watches so effortless, yet so classy. It works with a suit, on vacation, or for holiday parties. I haven’t even had to think about wearing it, because of the colours, it just goes perfect with everything. It’s also very lightweight so depending on your profession that can be important.
In a nutshell, this has been one of my favourite watches from Previous Enjoyed Watches. With only 1000 ever made, I don’t expect it to be around for long. There are several other great IWC options on Previously Enjoyed Watches as well as some new IWC pieces on Beverly Hills Watches. Make sure you contact them about your next watch purchase.
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Why you have to shop @ Beverly Hills Watch… Beverly Hills Watch has been around since 1979. The sell both new and used watches. It’s easy to shop around for watches online, but you don’t always know what your getting. The “previously enjoyed” division of Beverly Hills Watch is a little different then your average online shop. Watches brought in on trade from current clients who purchased the watch from them in the past means they have the proper pedigree with all these watches. All new clients who are trading watches go through a very thorough verification process so you can be certain you are getting exactly what you are paying for.
Before you make your next watch purchase, or you want more info on a specific watch – I truly speak from experience – check out Beverly Hills Watch
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