Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
Hong Kong, Nov 27, 2016
IWC REF. IW388004 TITANIUM AND BROWN CERAMIC PILOT SPITFIRE 'THE LAST FLIGHT' IWC. Schaffhausen, Flyback Chronograph, Automatic, Ref. IW388004. Made in a limited edition of 1700 pieces in 2014. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, brown ceramic and titanium wristwatch with date, round button chronograph, register and titanium IWC buckle.
Three-body, polished and brushed, inclined bezel, concave lugs, screw-down case back and crown, case back bearing the logo Antoine de Saint-Exupery in a flight suit and engraved 1944-2014, sapphire crystal. Brown with applied white gold luminous Arabic numerals and baton, triangle markers, outer minute track with 5 minute intervals, black subsidiary dials for running seconds with date aperture and combined minutes/ hour register. White gold luminous lozenge hands. Cal. 89361, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 35 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, small seconds hack mechanism.