February 8, 2023
Previewing IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII

Previewing IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII

The IWC name is practically synonymous with pilots’ watches. The company has been manufacturing them since 1936. The best-known, the Mark 11, went into production in 1948 and continued until 1981, ultimately achieving cult status among collectors.

Our first featured watch is the latest in the Mark line – the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVII. Measuring 41 mm in diameter and priced at $4,900, this watch is comfortable on the wrist and the wallet. The date window presents a vertical display, similar to instruments found in aircraft cockpits. To keep the price accessible, the movement is the IWC 30110, which is produced by a third-party manufacturer to IWC specifications. A soft-iron inner case protects the movement from magnetism.