IWC Pilot Worldtimer Review

The World timer by IWC Schaffhausen is a pilot’s clock with world time function. Price: 8550 euro.

Like hardly any other brand stands for pilot’s Watches IWC Schaffhausen.A practical and yet elegant model for pilots and world travelers is the timepiece in black World timer.

Upon arrival in a country with a different time zone, the traveler usually still on the plane surrounded his wristwatch. But now you no longer has time in the country at a glance – bad, when, for example, a major conference. The solution is a so-called world clock, which is a clock that displays multiple time zones,.

IWC – Famous for Aviator Watches

The first IWC with two time zones in 1998 launched the Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen with the pilot’s watch UTC. UTC is the abbreviation for coordinated universal time, the internationally agreed universal time. This was when the first IWC pilot watch in a dial window by using a 24-hour display can be read. The world time and 24-hour ring included 23 time zones on an outside shows the latest, 2012 Fliegeruhr placed on the market by IWC, the World timer with reference 326201. This is subdivided to quickly distinguish between day and night in black and white.

The World Timer by IWC – Pilot Clock with World Time Display

The desired second time zone as well as the decisive for pilots UTC on the ring can be set with the Crown on the stainless steel casing included the IWC World timer at three o’clock. 23 place names from the Azores via London to Tokyo are representative of the different time zones. The red lettering of “Dateline” and “UTC” make orientation easier. Also when crossing the international date line, for example, in a flight over the island State of Samoa in the Pacific, the date with the leaping Hour is taken correctly.

Stainless Steel Case, Matte Black Dial

The dial of the IWC World timer is black, the Arabic numerals, indexes, as well as the pointer in white. This contrast is given for pilots but also businessmen important readability. Thanks to the light source on the seconds, minutes and hour hand is possible also in the dark a capture of time. The newly developed for the World timer triple date should be according to IWC Schaffhausen “A reminiscent of the altimeter of a Airplane cockpits”.

Automatic Movement, Date Display, Stop Function

Next to the date display, stop function is a more practical Kompliaktion of the Worl timer IWC.Conducive for the readability – a mechanical movement with automatic winding and caliber 30750 suggests very large in the 45-millimeter casings -. The inside is lined to the magnetic field shielding with soft iron, the Sapphire Crystal above the dial should sit above average sure according to IWC Schaffhausen with a possible pressure drop. Not only in flying around the globe, including diving, the IWC World timer thanks to six bar water resistance is a reliable companion. Whether the black alligator leather strap but unharmed over a dive is uncertain. Professional divers watchesare more suitable for water sports. The IWC World timer is in addition to the travel for the everyday life. The large, sporty yet elegant watch fits to a Tailored business suit and the casual look alike. To the tuxedo, the world traveler, but should select a smaller and more classic companion such as a Santos by Cartier and Piaget Altiplano.