The IWC Spitfire Chronograph with In-House Movement Caliber 89365 is a classic pilot`s watch and it has been upgraded from the previous models from Schaffhausen. The face of the watch has been made larger by one millimeter. One millimeter is not a whole lot of space, but it does make a huge difference in the readability of the watch face. The colors inside the face play beautifully with the sun`s light, making the numerals very easy to see.
The Arabic numerals are proudly displayed inside the watch except for the 12, 3, 6 and 9. These numerals are swapped out for simple marks. The 12 is a unique mark; a triangle. This stays true to the classic IWC Pilot`s watches of the 30`s and 40`s.
This classic designer watch will have you daydreaming of riding down the highway with the top down and a leather bomber`s coat on. You might even imagine you were on your way to the airport to take off in your Spitfire fighter plane. It`s easy to check all the information on the watch even driving at highway speed because the watch face is simple to read. The details are many, but not overwhelming.
There is a simple red triangle that points to the date. Underneath the twelve is a chronograph marker for the minutes inside the hour. There is a simple and easy to read calendar that is inspired by an altimeter. It is a sleek design that harkens to the instrument panel inside the cockpit.
The case does not disappoint. The watch is available in red gold, but the stainless steel design really stands out because the surfaces of the case really pop. There are textured surfaces that are delicately placed right next to smooth, polished surfaces. This gives the watch a gleaming masculine look. The curvy symmetry of the case is highlighted by highly polished bezels that feed into the textured leather wrist band.
The hands of the time piece revolve around a perpetual calendar inside the hour marks. There are separate, smaller hands that point to the date, the day of the week and the month. The watch is both functional and stylish.
The warm, dark red leather of the band really makes the watch stand out. It serves as juxtaposition to the cold steel of the polished case. This really draws the eye to this classic and functional time piece. It also makes the watch wearable with a variety of different outfits that feature both warm and cold colors. This pilot`s watch is classic, functional and versatile. It would perfectly compliment any man and his outfit. It is easy to read and easy to wear.