There’s more than meets the eye with Hodinkee’s limited IWC Pilot’s Watch

The latest in what is now a long line of limited-edition timepieces created in collaboration with Hodinkee, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition Hodinkee is a robust, retro-inspired tool watch that might just be our favourite yet…

More than meets the eye

Inspired by IWC’s classic Mark 11 reference from the late 1940s, the new Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition Hodinkee is a time-only tool watch that blends a relatively simple neo-vintage aesthetic with a truly cutting-edge construction. The watch’s 38mm case is crafted from IWC’s new Ceratanium alloy, a propriety material comprising ceramic and titanium that’s both lightweight and incredibly hard-wearing. Two years in the making, the olive-green piece is equipped with an automatic movement boasting a 48-hour power reserve, hands and dial markers with vintage-looking aged lume, and a calfskin strap with a Ceratanium buckle. Just 500 will be built, available through the Hodinkee store or via select IWC boutiques. 

Photos: IWC Schaffhausen

You can find a selection of vintage and modern IWC timepieces listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market