Our companions over at Hodinkee have something cool to bring to the table today: an IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “HODINKEE”. A restricted release watch that IWC did along with the group at Hodinkee, in view of the well known Pilot’s watches from 1948 and onwards. Motivated by the old, yet certainly utilizing some beautiful cool advancement: a case made of Ceratanium, a combination that is pretty much as light as titanium and as scratch-safe as ceramic.

IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “HODINKEE”

Limited to 500 pieces just, this IWC Mark XVIII Edition “Hodinkee” will tick a great deal of boxes for gatherers of cool watches. Shouldn’t something be said about a 39mm case (not very enormous, not tiny), a dial without a date gap and the previously mentioned Ceratanium case, bringing about a matte dark tone. Indeed, even the pin clasp is made of this material, just as the crown and caseback.  On that caseback, you will have a remarkable number of the watch engraved

Inside, you will discover IWC’s caliber 35100 development, in light of a Sellita self-winding development. It has 42 hours of force hold and ticks at 28,800vph.

This IWC Mark XVIII Edition “Hodinkee” reference IW324801 has a straightforward yet amazing looking dark dial, with Arabic numerals and fake patina brilliant markers and hands. The tie that comes with this watch is a green embellished calfskin with a pin buckle.

Hodinkee would not be Hodinkee if there’s not more to it. On their devoted page for this watch, they expound on reference 3705 from the mid-1990s. A chronograph Flieger watch that was dispatched in 1994 and accessible in artistic. It is pleasantly sought-after collector’s thing and with their own Mark XVIII Edition “Hodinkee” they needed to make a similar look & feel of that extraordinary 3705.

On the image on the right, you see the earthenware IWC Pilot’s Chronograph reference 3705 that was sold by Phillips (picture is additionally utilized from their bartering index). Compared to the IWC Mark XVIII Edition “Hodinkee”, the hands, markers and Arabic numerals, just as the case tone, are undoubtedly corresponding.

That watch, just 999 pieces delivered, has been brilliantly portrayed in and was as of late unloaded (November 2018) for $53,750.= USD. Beside the monetary outcome, this watch additionally had a place with IWC (and Lange’s) supervisor Günter Blümlein’s favourite pieces. To such an extent, that he likewise bought one for his significant other to wear. As I would see it, I feel that – beside the way that the 3705 is a chronograph – Hodinkee did an exceptionally decent accolade for both the first Mark arrangement and this earthenware chrono from 1994.

Without needing to outrage the IWC configuration group, I imagine that without Hodinkee they wouldn’t have come up with something like this. It is ‘under the radar’ cool and that’s not something IWC is for the most part after, but rather Hodinkee is. On the off chance that this watch is too ‘underground’ for you yet love the case material and properties, let us recommend to investigate the new Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium that IWC presented a month ago. Maybe that one ticks your boxes.

IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph IW371815 in Ceratanium

Hodinkee did a cool review about their new restricted release along with IWC, .

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “HODINKEE” can be requested as of now, by means of the Hodinkee shop. The cost is $6,400.= USD.