IWC recently unveiled its third “collector’s forum” watch. It is a great looking watch, definitely my favorite of the 3 such collectors forum watches that have been launched since 2005 (see Did You Know? below for more on this). IWC Forum Moderator Michael Friedberg put solid list of “why to buy” this particular piece which I’ve reprinted below (and added some of my own comments in italics).
1. It reflects the best of IWC DNA [yes, the IWC Pilot's Watch is one of the brand's most iconic designs]
2. It is made for, and represents, this forum
3. It is uniquely antimagnetic, with a soft-iron cage
4. It uniquely has a single-date window [much better than a tri-date window!]
5. It is a true “tool” watch
6. It is individually numbered [ah! at least some IWC pieces these days get individual numbering. Perhaps this bodes well for future LE's from IWC? I hope.]
7. You can have your name engraved (extra charge)
8. It is a limited edition
9. It has IWC’s in-house chrono movement [the IWC Calibre 89365 is housed in a 43mm steel case]
10. It is a classic design yet contemporary
The watch will be priced at 11,500 CHF, which includes Swiss VAT (8%). For those in other countries, the price will be converted to local currency and subject also to local applicable sales or use taxes, if any. Interested collectors can get in the queue for one of these watches by clicking here.
Did You Know?
Oh, and if you are wondering, the 2nd Collectors Forum piece was an IWC Da Vinci Ref 3764 launched in 2010 and which I profiled in-depth at the time. The first Collectors Forum Watch from IWC was an Ingenieur, circa 2005 (there’s a nice story about how this all came to be at this link as well).