IWC Schaffhausen is bringing back their popular and extremely successful “Fliegerchronograph” or Pilot’s Watch Chronograph. This watch first debuted over 20 years ago in 1994. At the time, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph was IWC’s first attempt at a ceramic cased watch. The updated version is built around the caliber 79320 chronograph movement. The watch is automatic and self-winding. The new case is stainless steel and has a diameter of 43mm with a height of 15.3mm. The soft metal case provides protection against magnetic fields. The watch has a water resistance value of six bars.
As far as functionality goes, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph displays hours, minutes, and seconds as well as day and date. The original design was intended to mimic the look of a cockpit instrument, which is does nicely. The green textile strap helps establish that military feel of the watch. The hands have been treated with a beige luminescent material. The sapphire glass, which is secured against displacement by drop in air pressure, is convex and has antireflective coating on both sides.
Through October, 2018, the watch will only be available online. There are nine variations, each with differing combinations of straps and face colors.