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IWC main partner of the “Silver Spitfire” flight around the world

Over the last two years, more than a dozen specialists have worked to restore an original Spitfire MK IX aircraft, which was originally built in Castle Bromwich back in 1943.

IWC Silver Spitfire

Following several successful test flights in July, the “Silver Spitfire” finally took off from Goodwood Aerodrome last August 5, beginning a circumnavigation of the globe. Never in the history of aviation has a Spitfire embarked on such a long and arduous journey.

IWC Silver Spitfire

Renowned for its pilot watches, IWC supports the mission as main partner and official timekeeper.

On the flight around the world, two British pilots - Steve Boultbee Brooks and  Matt Jones, co-founders of the Boultbee Flight Academy - will cover more than 43,000 kilometres and visit 30 countries. The route will initially take them to Iceland, and from there to Canada and the USA. A total of approximately 100 flight segments will be needed to complete the mission from start to finish.

IWC Silver Spitfire

During their journey through the different time zones, Boultbee Brooks and Jones will wear the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition “The Longest Flight” (Ref. IW395501).

IWC Silver Spitfire

This timepiece combines the patented Timezoner mechanism with an entirely automatic IWC-manufactured movement and is limited to just 250 individually-numbered watches.

The watch can be easily set to a different time zone by means of a simple rotational movement of the bezel. The hour hand, the 24-hour display and the date rotate automatically at the same time. The 24-hour display has been designed as a rotating disc beneath the dial. This means that the dial moves closer to the front glass, making it easier to read.

IWC Silver Spitfire

The watch is water resistant up to a pressure of 6 bar and features a sapphire glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure.

The new 82760 IWC-manufactured calibre is equipped with a Pellaton winding mechanism with components made from wear-resistant ceramic. It offers a a power reserve of 60 hours. iwc.com

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