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    • Circa 2019

    • 39mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: IW324801
    Case No: 6’165’077, No. 360
    Model Name: Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “HODINKEE”
    Material: Titanium and ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 35100, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Calf
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium and ceramic IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC international warranty card dated 11th February 2019, handwritten personal greeting card signed by Hodinkee Team, instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1948, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark 11 enjoyed instant traction thanks to its clean aesthetics and functional design. Fitted with a reliable cal. 89 and protected by an anti-magnetic soft iron inner shield, the Mark 11 was a solid, dependable timepiece that dominated the aviation industry up until the 1980s. Striving for innovation, this was when IWC developed the Fliegerchronograph ref. 3705, a cult favourite pilot’s utility housed in an iconic 39mm black ceramic case. Being one of the first ceramic chronographs to be manufactured in this size, it was only produced for a few years, making it a rare specimen that is still highly desired today.

    The Pilot’s Watch Mark 18 “HODINKEE” is an exciting limited edition of 500 pieces that takes after the best of these two classic IWC tool watches. Resulted in the collaboration between two powerhouses in 2019, the dial pays homage to its IWC predecessors, exhibiting clean lines, painted white Arabic numerals, lumed rod-shaped indexes and most importantly, the iconic arrow at 12 o’clock. While it shares distinctive characteristics with the original watches, the 39mm case is however made entirely of Ceratanium®. Black, but not completely dark, this unique material was developed by IWC and is known to be light like titanium with the resilience of ceramic. The process of making Ceratanium® was refined over 5 years of experimentation. It begins with the calefaction of a rare titanium alloy containing zirconium oxide that eventually hardens into a ceramic crust, which then latches onto the case, giving it its matte black appearance.

    The time-only Mark XVIII Edition “HODINKEE” is powered by the self-winding cal. 35100, featuring a solid caseback engraved with its limited edition number, “360”. Complemented by a sturdy embossed calfskin strap in olive green, the present pilot’s watch is a quiet yet confident piece with a dash of military discipline.

    Appearing at Phillips for the first time, the present timepiece is offered in “like-new” condition with its original accessories. A rare bird indeed, this is the ultimate pilot’s watch which took nearly two years to make, combining the best of IWC’s vintage aesthetics and contemporary innovation.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. IW324801
A fine, attractive and rare limited edition titanium and ceramic wristwatch with center seconds, warranty and presentation box, numbered 360 of a limited edition of 500 pieces made in collaboration with HODINKEE

Circa 2019
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 40,000 
€2,500-5,000
$2,600-5,100

Sold for HK$94,500

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