IWC Pilot's Watch Automatic 36mm Special Edition for The Rake and Revolution
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 colour palette never seen before in the Pilot's collection till now.
Model: Pilot's Watch Box/Papers: yes Functions: Hours, minutes, central hacking seconds Material: Bronze Dimension: 36 mm diameter, 10.4mm thickness Dial: Green with red gold hands Case: Matte bronze; titanium case back; sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating Movement: Automatic Lume: Super-LumiNova Calibre: 35100 Power Reserve: 42 hours Water Resistance: 60 m Strap: Brown NATO-style strap in Russian reindeer hide from 1786, crafted by George Cleverley Lug Width: 18 mm
Available in January 2019, in a limited run of just 150 pieces.
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IWC X THE RAKE AND REVOLUTION
Specially developed by Revolution and The Rake in collaboration with IWC, the Pilot's Watch Automatic 36mm is an homage to the renowned Mark 11. Inspired by the first IWC Pilot's Watch made by Ernst Jakob Homberger for his sons, while referencing the military heritage of the Mark 11, the watch harks back to the era of the Gentleman Aviator, adding a spot of classic sartorial flair to make it a choice option for any aviation-loving gent or lady today.
A BRONZED APPEARANCE
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.
BONUS STYLE ADD-ONS
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-coloured 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.
THE GENTLEMAN AVIATOR
As part of this collaboration with IWC, The Rake and Revolution invited several specialised clothiers from across the world to create a special capsule collection to capture the spirit of the modern gentleman aviator. Ranging from military flight jackets to classic mountaineering boots and more, the watch forms the centre of this aviation-inspired world that we've carefully crafted. Discover the Gentleman Aviator's Collection here.