IWC Timezoner Ceratanium Ref. IW395505
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About the brand
Welcome to the world of IWC Schaffhausen, where timepieces are not merely watches but exquisite life-long timekeeping companions. Crafted using benchmark-setting standards, IWC Schaffhausen has been the choice of pioneers, adventure-seekers, and members of elite watch-collecting circles for centuries. The company celebrates over 150 years of successfully tracking seconds, minutes, hours, and months in the form of elegant dress watches, sophisticated complications, and professional pilot’s watches.
The story of IWC watches began in 1868 when an American engineer and watchmaker travelled to Switzerland and founded the “International Watch Company”. With expertise drawn from eminently skilled craftsmen from all over Switzerland, he intended to make watch parts for the American market. But all that changed when he met with watchmaker Johann Heinrich Moser, and the company continued to build from there. Passed through the hands of the Rauschenbach family before it was taken over by Schaffhausen industrialist, Ernst Jakob Homberger, IWC Schaffhausen has been at the forefront of Swiss watchmaking for years.
One of the most prominent times in IWC Schaffhausen’s watchmaking heritage is the remarkably accurate Calibre 89, created by Albert Pellaton, who became the Technical Director at IWC Schaffhausen after World War II. It included a soft-iron inner case, which provided the movement with superb protection from damage caused by magnetic fields. Other inventions included the pawl-winding system, which soon found fame as the Pellaton winding system.
The 1930s put IWC Schaffhausen on the map for creating indispensable tools for the aviation industry. The Big Pilot watch came along in 1940, and towards the end of the decade, the Mark 11, armoured with the brand’s renowned anti-magnetic field, became a hit. The 1950s introduced the Ingenieur model with an advanced winding system, a simple dial, and striking hands.
Today, IWC Schaffhausen's wristwatches are crafted from innovative materials that include ceramic and titanium, demonstrating the company’s advancements in material research and development. The IWC Yacht Club sums up the 1960s, and these models grew in popularity in time for the luxury steel sports era, which saw designs like the 200-meter water-resistant Aquatimer skyrocket.
During the quartz crisis, the IWC Da Vinci rescued the company from one of the most turbulent times in the history of the Swiss watch industry. By avoiding heavy investment in technology, the Da Vinci was a popularised model that answered the need of those desiring a reliable and self-sufficient timepiece.
IWC Schaffhausen's first titanium watch was developed in the 1970s, along with a sophisticated bracelet system that used a solid pin held inside each bracelet link by a push-button lock. Today, some of the best pilot’s watches are found in IWC’s compelling catalogue of expertly crafted wristwatches, namely the Spitfire and Top Gun models. The Portugieser watch is another popular collectable based on the design of a hunter pocket watch calibre.
Whether a fan of the purist’s Portofino watch or the rugged aesthetics of the IWC Aquatimer diving tool, each collection from this Swiss watch manufacturer enjoys a cult-like status, with enthusiasts from all over the world seeking out novelties old and new made by this profound technical innovator. From initial pencil sketches to the finished product, IWC Schaffhausen watches are a masterpiece of design, engineering, and craftsmanship, and a true statement of luxury and refinement.
About the watch
As a watch expert, I can attest to the fact that IWC Schaffhausen is at the forefront of crafting exceptional mechanical pilot's watches that are not just functional but also aesthetically pleasing. One of their latest offerings, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium IW395505, is a masterpiece that combines elegance, practicality, and sophistication.
This watch is the latest addition to IWC's Big Pilot and Pilot's Watch collections, and it's a timepiece that has been designed with the discerning traveler in mind. Whether you're a jet-setter or a world traveler, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner is a perfect companion that will keep you on time, wherever you go. This super-GMT watch is the ultimate travel accessory that will make you stand out from the crowd.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner is a sleek and tactical-looking watch with a full-black finish that exudes an air of luxury and sophistication. Its case and crown are made of Ceratanium, a special titanium alloy with ceramized treatment, which gives the watch its unique look and durability. The watch has a diameter of 46mm and a height of 15.1mm, making it a perfect fit for any wrist size. The bezel has a ceramic insert with 24 cities in white, making it easy to read and adjust to your desired time zone.
The dial of this watch is equally impressive, with a matte-black base and light-grey indices and numerals. The central hands display the local time, while the arched aperture at the top shows a 24-hour disc acting as an AM/PM indication. This window displays three numerals at once, making it easy to identify the rotating direction. A date window completes the indications, which is a must-have feature on a traveler's watch.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner is equipped with an in-house 82760 automatic movement that uses the Pellaton winding system, using ceramic components to reduce wear. It has 22 jewels, runs at a frequency of 28,800vph, and provides 60 hours of autonomy on a full wind. The signature skeletonized rotor can be seen through the tinted sapphire crystal caseback, adding to the watch's luxurious appeal.
One of the standout features of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner is the rotatable bezel, which allows you to easily adjust the time on the go. This feature is a game-changer for travelers who are always on the move, as it allows you to quickly and easily set the watch to your desired time zone. The bezel has S-signed dots for locations that use Daylight Savings Time, making it easy to display the correct time during DST months.
In conclusion, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium IW395505 is a must-have luxury timepiece for any avid traveler or watch collector. Its impressive design, innovative features, and reliable performance make it a watch that is worth every penny. If you're looking for a high-end timepiece that combines style, functionality, and precision, then look no further than the IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner.
|Movement||In House Automatic
In House Calibre 82760
|Box & Papers||Complete, Full set|