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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: IW327007
    Case No: 5’645’050
    Model Name: Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII “Tribute to Mark XI”
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 35111, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: NATO
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC warranty dated 24th June 2018, instruction manual, service booklet, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known for its contribution to military aviation, IWC has been one of the leading manufacturers of military watches since the 1940s. In 2017, the Schaffhausen-based firm released their Pilot’s watch Mark XVIII “Tribute to the Mark XI” as a limited edition of 1,948 pieces. Historically relevant and executed to stunning proportions, it is to many collectors one of the firm’s best vintage inspired pieces produced in recent times.

    While the original Mark XI from the late 1940s is considered by most one of the finest military watches ever produced, the Mark XI first entered into service in 1948 built especially for the RAF (Royal Air Force). With an illustrious heritage, the Mark XI was also utilized by the FAA (Fleet Air Arm) as well as the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force).

    Featuring its iconic oversized white Arabic numerals with luminous markers on 3,6,9 and 12 o’clock in fauxtina, the vintage appeal is certainly achieved and further enhanced by its olive green NATO strap. The present example is offered in excellent overall condition and accompanied with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    IWC

    Swiss • 1868

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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Ref. IW327007
A fine and attractive limited edition stainless steel pilot’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, warranty and presentation box, one of a limited edition of 1,948 pieces

Circa 2018
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$16,000 - 32,000 
€1,800-3,600
$2,100-4,100

Sold for HK$44,100

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021