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October 24th, 2022

A Look into the New IWC Watches

As official stockists of IWC watches, we are always thrilled when the luxury watch brand announces they have a new range within their outstanding collections. Here at Banks Lyon, we are at the forefront of these new additions and are always excited to introduce them to our customers both online and in our Lancaster and Kendal showrooms. 

So, today we are looking at the new watches from some of IWC’s most popular collections, Pilot and Portugieser. IWC have recently added some new models to these existing ranges that fit into the dynamics of their respective set but stand out as fresh and exciting in their own right. Let us take a look and help you find the latest timepiece to add to your collection. 

IWC Pilot Watches 

The IWC Pilot’s watch was initially introduced in the 1930s to withstand severe temperature fluctuations with its anti-magnetic properties; however, there have been many changes and upgrades since the collection’s early days. 

To begin with, IWC pioneered the Pilot range to celebrate its aviation history, with each timepiece in the collection symbolising global Aircraft and Air Forces and paying homage to the greats involved in these industries. 

Each model in the Pilot collection has been specially designed to offer the best experience for those using their watch as a flying accompaniment. For example, they each have a conical crown, a nod to aviation history and the days when pilots needed to operate their watches wearing padded leather gloves. Similarly, there is a small triangle index at 12 o’clock, allowing the user to recognise the time quicker than other timepieces would allow. 

Close up of stunning black dial watch with brown leather strap

The rich history can be seen through the impressive design of each watch in the Pilot collection, as well as the unrivalled functions of modern technology, providing the wearer with a truly unbeatable aviation timepiece. So, understandably, we are always thrilled when IWC announce new models. 

A Look Into the New IWC Pilot Watch 

the Big Pilots Spitfire watch from IWCIntroducing the Big Pilots Spitfire watch from IWC. This timepiece encapsulates the military history of IWC with its matte grey lightweight grade 5 titanium case and black dial, a common feature in observation watches. In addition, its minutes and seconds hands are white and positioned on the outer ring, whereas the hour hand is a sleek grey and printed smaller on the inner ring. This design choice is prevalent in aviation timepieces, making it easier for pilots to quickly read the time mid-flight.

This IWC Big Pilots Spitfire 43 watch is available from Banks Lyon for £8050 or just £67.08 per month with 0% finance. 

IWC Portugieser Watches 

The Portugieser family of IWC watches was initially introduced in the 1930s when two Portuguese men requested a chronometer made for the maritime industry. This inspired the minds behind IWC and led them to create one of the most iconic timepieces in watchmaking history. Portugieser watches were unusually large at the time yet have since been noted for the rise in popularity of more prominent faces. 

Now, Portugieser watches are known for their creative edge and complex functionality, such as their celestial charts, moon phase displays, and annual calendar indicators. They are known for their innovative functions, with many of the watches in the Portugieser range paving the way for other luxury watch brands. 

Each timepiece introduced into the collection is revolutionary, so understandably, we are thrilled to present two new additions to the IWC Portugieser range. 

A Look Into the New IWC Portugieser Watches  

 IWC Portugieser Chronograph 41mm watchThis stunning gent’s watch is the first of two brand-new Portugieser timepieces we are proud to introduce. The self-winding automatic watch comes with the deep blue rubber strap you see pictured here; ideal for those wanting something durable and hard-wearing yet attractive to look at too. The deep blue theme can be seen on the numerals as well as hands, tying the aesthetics together beautifully and encapsulating the maritime history of the Portugieser collection. 

This IWC Portugieser Chronograph 41mm watch is available at Banks Lyon for £7600 or just £63.33 per month on 0% finance. 

 This watch may be suited to people looking for a dressier version of this classic maritime watch. It has all the same innovative features as the above model but with a PellatonIWC Portugieser Automatic 7 Days 42.3mm watch automatic movement. The blue theme is carried over to this Portugieser timepiece; however, you will find the iconic blue alligator leather strap instead of rubber. 

This IWC Portugieser Automatic 7 Days 42.3mm watch is available from Banks Lyon for £11,100 or just £92.50 per month on 0% finance. 

IWC Watches at Banks Lyon 

Here at Banks Lyon, we’re proud to be official IWC stockists and provide our customers with complete peace of mind they are receiving a 100% authentic timepiece. Additionally, as official stockists, we get our hands on the latest pieces from the luxury watchmaking brand and can offer these groundbreaking IWC watches on finance. Our 0% finance plans make owning your brand-new watch even more manageable. 

Speak to our watch experts at our Lancaster or Kendal showrooms, or get in touch online to find out more. 

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