IWC Pilot’s Watch World Timer has too much information

Nothing against IWC but there is a reason why pilot watches require arabic numerals as well as being large – so that the pilots can instantaneously refer to it without being confused by too much information. This particular piece by IWC has an overload of information on the dial. If they insist on keeping all it, please redefine the watch as an adventurer or explorer watch instead of a pilot’s watch.

The World Timer Pilot (ref IW326201) includes a 24 hour peripheral ring that simultaneously displays the local time in all of the 24 world timezones. The other interesting thing about the 24 hour ring is that it is divided into a black and white section so that it is very easy to determine where it is day or night. It is driven by a self winding mechanical movement, complete with 31 jewels and a 42hr power reserve. The stainless steel case measure 45mm in diameter and also includes a soft iron inner case that helps to protect the mechanism from magnetic fields. The watch also includes an anti reflective sapphire crystal on the front and back that is also secured against displacement following a drop in air pressure.


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