For sale today is this IWC Flieger Chronograph 43mm circa 2014.
This watch features a chronograph, day and date function as well as a 316L steel construction. The watch houses the automatic IWC Calibre 79320, essentially a modified ETA 7750. The watch is in excellent condition on original bracelet and has all of its box and papers.
As mentioned the movement is a IWC Calibre 79320 which contains 31 jewels, has a power reserve of 44 hours and has a VPH of 28,800. The watch has a 60m water resistance, a screw down crown and is highly resistant to changes in temperature and magnetism. The bracelet is the original 5 link bracelet with a deployant clasp and twin-trigger release. All of the links can be removed to ensure a perfect fit and the IWC logo on the clasp is actually the button to activate the 5mm micro-adjustment tab in 1mm intervals, again ensuring the watch fits perfectly to the owner.
IWC was first founded back in 1868 and created their first pilots watch, the “Spezialuhr für Flieger” now called the IWC Mark IX, back in 1936 for the German Airforce (Luftwaffe) and created the precedent for the now heavily aviation focused brand today.
One of the original problems with creating a pilots watch was the heavy magnetism involved in flying at altitude. IWC equipped its watches with the so-called “faraday cage”, named after English scientist Michael Faraday and created in 1836. This soft-iron cage is present around the movement and it works by harmlessly dispersing the magnetic charge and is widely used today in all kinds of technological equipment. This faraday cage is still found today in watches as well, including in our example here.
This watch comes recently serviced, has box and papers and comes with our 12 month warranty.