Flight Time

During WW2, pilots relied on no-nonsense, durable wristwatches — IWC’s Spitfire has the panache of these classics, with cutting-edge technology.
Words // Bill Lindsey | December 24, 2022 | Luxury

Styled after the wristwatches worn by Allied WW2 pilots, the IWC Spitfire combines a traditional design with new technology — the result is a practical, “retro vintage” timepiece that is as reliable as it is good-looking. The heart of the Spitfire is an IWC in-house 22-jeweled automatic movement with a 72-hour reserve, housed in a durable 39 mm stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 200 feet. The hour and minute hands are over-sized and coated with luminous paint for easy visibility in all conditions, rotating above the black, clearly-marked dial. Secured by a green textile strap, the Spitfire is an ideal weekend or vacation-wear watch for those who want to honor the past, while making sure they are on time forever;