IWC Schaffhausen will unveil its new Pilot’s Watches it dubs the “Father and Son” at the upcoming annual SIHH watch fair in Geneva in April. Consistent in its publicity for this pair of watches, IWC has chosen to emphasize the close-knit ties between father and son.
This is exemplified by the numerous distinctive features the pair shares – light-colored rhodium-plated dials, onion-shaped crowns, black crocodile leather straps and characteristic steel rivets.
The only difference is in their sizes. The “Father” watch, otherwise known as the Big Pilot’s Watch, has a 46.2 mm platinum case housing a 51111 caliber featuring an automatic Pellaton winding system, and a 7-day (or 168 hours) power reserve. The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVI, or “Son” watch has a slightly smaller 39 mm stainless steel case, and with a shorter 42 hr power reserve.