High Flyer

For more than 140 years, IWC Schaffhausen has been creating high-quality timepieces crafted by Swiss watchmakers in the firm’s facility powered by the nearby Rhine River. The Pilot’s Chronograph 41 continues the tradition in grand style.
Words by Bill Lindsey | December 28, 2023 | Luxury

Founded by American Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868, IWC Schaffhausen was founded on the theory that combining American manufacturing acumen with Swiss craftmanship would result in outstanding watches. That goal was met with the Pilot’s Chronograph 41. The 41mm stainless steel case houses an in-house automatic movement comprised of 33 hand-assembled jewels and 242 components, which can be observed in action via the transparent sapphire glass back. The blue dial is accented by white hour and minute marks, with day and date windows, as well as subdials to track elapsed hours, minutes and seconds. Everything is controlled by the pushers bracketing the crown. A blue calfskin strap keeps it secured and can quickly be changed for a stainless-steel bracelet;